A Conversation with Chomwan Weeraworawit
The exhibition, A Machine Boosting Energy into the Universe, testifies to artist Korakrit Arunanondchai’s movement across the worlds of contemporary art, music, film and fashion. The porous boundaries between these worlds can be attributed to the elastic definition of contemporary art, but also the increasingly fluid ways in which artists and cultural workers are traversing disciplines. Join Chomwan Weeraworawit—lawyer, producer, curator and longtime collaborator of Korakrit— and SAM curator Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol as they discuss the multi-disciplinary nature of artistic production today.
About the speaker
Chomwan Weeraworawit has been working collaboratively with artists, filmmakers, architects and designers over the last 15 years. In 2010, she founded Mysterious Ordinary, a creative studio and consultancy that creates and produces projects and experiences across multiple platforms. In 2012, Chomwan co-founded and produced the first edition of Film on the Rocks in Yao Noi, Phuket, which was co-curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton. Since then, she has collaborated with artists like Rirkrit Tiravanija and Korakrit Arunanondchai. Chomwan is on the curatorial team of Bangkok Art Biennale 2022.
About the moderator
Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol
Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol is an art historian and Curator at Singapore Art Museum. He holds a PhD from University of Michigan and previously worked for Tate Britain and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. His current research explores the fault lines between contemporary art, craft and the digital. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Aperture and British Art Studies, with an essay on David Medalla forthcoming in Oxford Art Journal.