gb agency, Paris
9 Mars - 4 Mai 2019
Social Sculpture Project, série ouverte et indéfinie, est le résultat de promenades de l’artiste dans les rues de Bangkok et témoigne de l’attention que porte Pratchaya Phinthong aux choses simples, aux détails de la vie quotidienne et surtout aux gens.
Social Sculpture Project is a collection of found objects used in streets to save parking spots. ‘Unwitting’ ephemeral sculptures from repurposed items of everyday life, the pieces from Social Sculpture Project reveal a creativity at once spontaneous and under constant rejuvenation in the occupation of the public space. Through equivalence and flux, Pratchaya Phinthong creates an ensemble of tensions between two positions and explores these exchanges between the collective and the individual, the intimate and the public, the functional and not functional. Social Sculpture Project questions the status of the artwork as a unique original piece in the representational space of art and as a multiple in real life. The series also reveals the role of the author, as the ‘maker’ of human exchanges and transgressor of limits between life and art through an almost invisible gesture.