Bridge Art Space
Shifts /30 Nov 2018
Artist: Varsha Nair Curator: Nim Niyomsin
Spin: a video projection to the Sathorn Unique Tower 2-Day Event - as part of Shifts Exhibition by Varsha Nair 30 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018 from 7 pm - 10.30 pm
Following numerous requests, Bridge Art Space once again presents a 2-day event with the projection of Varsha Nair’s major art piece ‘Spin’ (2014) onto the Sathorn Unique, the Ghost Tower. The event is part of Shifts, an ongoing exhibition now running at Bridge. This is a must see occasion for those who missed it the first time.
The contemporary landscape is constantly changing and being re-defined. As towns and cities become gentrified it increases displacement and heightens a sense of isolation in the population. As long as a nation can portray a happy and glittering image while glitches in its society remain concealed then on surface all seems to be in control.
In Shifts, Varsha Nair presents her own, and collaborative and curated works that include mixed media, multimedia, and a site-specific installation, spanning from 2000 until the present.
Like layered palimpsests, the video projections, drawings and photographs address the illusive “/” space, the space in-between that bridges and separates, acting as a divider but simultaneously as a connecting point. Tracing flux, loss and uncertainty, the works presented here deconstruct, reconstruct and map different realities both tangible and abstract, and private and communal.
Explored also is the bond between built spaces and memory of places that once were significant to people inhabiting them but now seem ghostly, covered up or completely erased and forgotten, becoming blind spots in contemporary society. Impermanence, ephemerality, and transience are evoked to tell stories, bringing places of the past into the present to remind and reclaim some of their previous integrity and keep it visible.
About artist Varsha Nair was born in Kampala, Uganda, and studied at Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda, India. Inviting multidisciplinary collaborations, her work encompasses various approaches and genres including making, writing, and organising projects, including for Womanifesto in Thailand. Varsha has lived in Thailand since 1995 and exhibited internationally including at About Cafe/Studio, Chulalongkorn Art Centre, BACC, Khoj (New Delhi), Tate Modern (London), HKW (Berlin), Art in General (New York), Lodypop (Basel).
She is currently invited by Lucerne School of Art to mentor Masters students and set up the Masters Dialogue Program.