22 – 31 January 2021
Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Monument for Mothers, Monument for Regenerative Labor Practice, Monument for Regenerative Agriculture, Monument for Waste Management and Consumption, Monument for Biodiversity

Dusadee Huntrakul

2020
Bronze
Various dimensions: 20 x 7.5 cm, 26.5 x 10.5 cm, 19.4 x 9.5 cm, 28 x 10.8 cm, 22.5 x 6.2 cm
Edition of 3 of 3 + 1 AP

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These bronze sculptures are monuments dedicated to a sustainable and equitable world. “Mothers” celebrates all mothers. “Regenerative Labor Practice” thinks about human labor as an energy that gives instead of takes life. As we have many sources of energy such as coal, nuclear, fossil fuel, to wind and solar, human labor shall be thought of as an abundant, renewable and sustainable source of energy too, with the fairest universal labor rights across the world. “Regenerative Agriculture” thinks through the ecological catastrophe we are facing by using a practice that can save our planet and renew human health at the same time. “Biodiversity” is a dancing spirit encouraging the existence of variability among living organisms from all sources, with gecko’s poop on its head. Thinking of gecko’s poop, “Waste Management and Consumption” is essentially the idea that waste can be used to create energy, and consumption creates waste. By managing the cycle efficiently, perhaps the whole line of our entire production can offer a glimpse into a sustainable and equitable world, for the earth to exist beautifully and humans to live peacefully for the next hundred or even million years.

About the Artist

Dusadee Huntrakul (b.1978, Bangkok) earned his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. His works, mainly sculpture, drawings and more recently ceramics, are at the intersection of visual arts, archeology, ecology and natural sciences. His solo exhibitions include They Talk, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok (2019), There are Monsoon Songs everywhere, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok (2018), and To Dance is to be Everywhere, Chan + Hori Gallery, Singapore (2017). He has participated in international exhibitions, among them Singapore Biennale, 2019, Every step is the right direction, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2019), Thailand Biennale, Krabi (2018), Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017), Beneath the Moon, Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2014). Dusadee Huntrakul currently lives and works in Bangkok.

Dusadee Huntrakul will be presenting his works at Bangkok CityCity Gallery.