Asudden-3-web-2-940x505_2

TRYKKERIET is pleased to present a series of new works by Apichaya Wanthiang November 7th at 20:00 o’clock. Wanthiang has during the autumn worked on a series of silkscreens at Trykkeriet that will be part of her exhibition:  A Sudden Outburst of Laughter, Dwindling. Beside the prints, paintings are central in her show. The exhibition will last until Saturday the 14th of November.

Opening hours during weekdays: 10:00 until 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 till 16:00 o’clock.

The car broke down on the way from Bujumbura to Marunge. We came to a standstill in a tiny village. Houses embraced and hidden by lush greens. We called the mechanic, and waited outside the car. Curious village children lined up to look at us, the strange invaders. They laughed and pointed their fingers. Like animals in the zoo, we tried to ignore all the attention. The longer we sat there, the more faces appeared in the forest line: Dusky figures, leaning against trees and hunched over in the midst of large leaves. The light was illuminating the bleak orange and mature pink powder in the air. It was erasing the sensation of depth in the landscape.

Bodies dissolving in the curves and colours of the land. At once so near, yet barely noticeable.

After a few hours of communication through enlarged arm gestures, the village children lost interest. This was the amount of time it took for newness to wear off. What was foreign turned insignificant, in the most pleasant of ways.

Bio Apichaya Wanthiang:
(b. 1987, Bangkok, Thailand)
Graduated in 2009 with a BA from Sint-Lukas Brussel and 2012 with a MA in Fine Arts from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Her practice consists mostly out of painting, video, immersive installation and text dealing with slow time and the construction of fictionalized places. Her interest lies within the small and the anecdotal, with the aim of constructing a shared space. She has previously been showing works in exhibitions such as From X into Minuses at Martin Van Blerk Galery in Antwerp, Belgium (2009), Geography of A at Hordaland Kunstsenter (2012), without waiting for her reply at USF-visningrommet (2014) – the latter two exhibitions took place in Bergen, Norway. She also has an interest in curating and art education. She worked part time at BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Art and as guest teacher at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

The exhibition is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council