Pam Virada / Sathit Sattarasart
appearing unannounced (special edition)
acid engraving on mirror finished stainless steel
appearing unannounced booklet
14x21 cm, 170 pages
companion artwork cards (part of the booklet)
8x12 cm, 28 cards
Edition limited to 20 copies
It is a companion booklet of the exhibition that happened three years ago. The exhibition was held in Chiangmai, do you remember, the location was pretty faraway.? The building was hiding behind the trees; it was open and huge. As huge as an ideal artist’s studio could be. At the exhibition entrance, a sign made of mirror-like stainless steel reads ‘appearing unannounced’ blending itself into one of the pillars.
Inside the building, there were many objects, from the painting of faded wooden sign, images of artwork-eating bugs in a German museum, a shiny puddle, an inflatable pretzel, a stone soup bowl with a miniature white sand garden inside, to unwanted weeds in plant pots. The exhibition lasted half a year, and later things changed, the white sand garden became reddish, the inflatable lost some air, the shiny puddle became dusty, the weeds grew.
Objects in the exhibition were able to be moved around freely, according to the usage of the building. This booklet tends to reflect how the presentation was, and it works similarly.
This is the mirror object and the booklet of the exhibition together. The booklet was designed by Pam Virada. The booklet consists of the texts, Oblivion by Tunyaporn Hongtong and Light in Time of Crisis by Nil Paksnavin.
The exhibition was a part of Painale, 2018
Artists: Tanatchai Bandasak, Lars Karl Becker, Viriya Chotpanyavisut, Danaya Chulphuthiphong, Edi Danartono/Niwat Manatpiyalert, Andreas Gloël, Siri Hagberg, Kittitorn Kasemkitwatana, Yuki Kishino, Yasuaki Kitagawa, Cheonghye Sophia Lee, Yong Xiang Li, Jieun Lim, Olan Netrangsi, Nontawat Numbenchapol, Prae Pupityastaporn, Julia Schwadron, Atit Sornsongkram, Nolico Taki, Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, Daniela Kneip Velescu, Pam Virada, and Mark Walker
The exhibition was initiated by Paphonsak La-or and put together by Sathit Sattarasart.
The booklet was published in 2021, designed by Pam Virada.
Printing is supported by Parbpim Ltd.
Photographs by Atelier 247 and Pam Virada.