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The phrase "What To Dip" is the phonetic pronunciation of the Thai word meaning "Raw Material. The abundance of raw material within its borders is essential to determining a country's economy. When viewed as a commodity to export for industrial purposes, often the cultural implications, environmental impact and beauty of the materials are overlooked. What To Dip realises the significane of natural resources to the members of each commumity across the globe and its value to humankind. Artists and their artworks have potential to be catalysts to build awareness and concerns on critical matters at both a local level and worldwide scope. (The exhibition (36 artists/12 countries) aims to highlight the materials, culture, environmental concerns, sense of place and to celebrate the coming together of these cultures in one venue.
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  • WhaTTo DipAn International Art Exhibition / Collaborative Project

    Brought to you by uncookedculture.com (Global Visual Artist Community)

    Chiang Mai University Art Center Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Exhibition: 6 October till 28 October 2011

    Opening Party: Thursday 6 October 2011 from 6-9 pm

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    Press/ Media/ Info please contact: [email protected]

    Artists:

    *Jury - Exhibitors who contribute to the projects curatorial process

    Thammakit Thamboon-Thailand | Jeff Roland: France | Paphonsak La-or: Thailand | Andrew Stahl: England UK | Chakkrit Chimnok*: Thailand | Erin Lee Benson: USA Alice Cunningham: England UK | Surajate Tongchua: Thailand | Charlie Phillips*: England UK/ Japan | Gustav Glander: Spain | Sukhum Nakpradith: Thailand Nina Vetrova-Robinson: USA | Padungsak Kochsomrong: Thailand | Bindu Mehra*: Canada | Pattree Chimnok*: Thailand | Joshua Haycraft-BHBITB*: USA Dontree Siribanjongsak: Thailand | Leonardo Aguinaldo*: Philippines | Franois Nasica*: France | Stuart MacKenzie: Scotland UK | Lynn Todd*: New Zealand Max(Mikhail) Ryleev*: China | Elena Ryleeva: China | Chris Czainski*: England UK | Josianne Ishikawa*: Japan/ USA | Anne Higman*: England UK Gareth Hughes: England UK | Ciara Foster*: Ireland | Elaine Woo MacGregor*: Scotland UK | Louise Schmid: Scotland UK Christy Symington*: England UK Chutima Kerdpitak: England UK/ Thailand | Mary Zeran: USA | Danni Higman: England UK | Traci Morachnick*:Thailand | Liz Parkinson*: Australia

  • WhaTTo Dip An International Art Exhibition / Collaborative Project

    Staff:Curators:

    Chutima Kerdpitak (Nok)- England UK/ Thailand Alice Cunningham- England UKErin Lee Benson- USAProject Director: Traci Morachnick-Thailand Project Coordinator: Thammakit Thamboon (Otto)-Thailand Marketing and PR Director: Somtat Srikaew (Hut)-England UK

    For further information please contact: [email protected]

    Sponsors:

    Chiang Mai

    Additional Events:Live Uncooked Saturday 8 October 3-4pm location: Sangdee Gallery, Chiang MaiLive Performances by artists Max Ryleev, Elena Ryleeva and Chris CzainskiA chance to showcase some of our Uncooked Artists whose practice extends to live and performative work. You can expect a diverse range of actions and interventions exploring amoungst other things; relationships, personal space and consumerism.

    Creative uses of Raw Material and Social MediaSaturday 8th October 4-6pm location: Sangdee Gallery, Chiang MaiPanel discussion event with invited speakers:HKDYHLQYLWHGDVSHFLDOLVWSDQHORILQWHUQDWLRQDOSURIHVVLRQDOVLQWKHHOGVRI

    Fine Art, Curation, Markerting, Environmentalism and Architecture to discuss this topic and have an open participation discussion.

    Artists PresentationsTuesday 11th October 6-9.30pm location: Sangdee Gallery, Chiang Mai

    Sunday 9th October 2-5pm Explore in Questions

    Community event led by Katie Hawker in collaboration with the ComPeung,Village of CreativityCommunity Arts Organiser, artist and curator Katie Hawker will lead and develop a project in partnership with a local community in Chang Mai. This event will see the resulting artworks and give other members of the community and artists a chance to get involved in a collaborative participatory activity.

    location: CMU Art Center

    This Project is presented by Uncooked Culture (uncookedculture.com), and in collaboration with Surface Arts (www.arttourist.surfacearts.co.uk).Uncooked Culture LVDQRQOLQHFRPPXQLW\GHGLFDWHGWRIRVWHULQJIUHHPLQGHGDQGVHOIWDXJKWDUWLVWVZKRDUHLQXHQFHGE\,QVLGHUVDQG2XWVLGHUVEXWDUHVXEVHUYL-ent to neither.-Dr Melissa Westbrook, founder of the Neo-Outsider Art movementSurface Arts presents a collaboration involving the creative interpretation of words every day by artists, to explore new trends within a mobile global network.

    Exhibition Location and Dates:

    Chiang Mai University Art Center6 October till 28 October 2011Opening on Thursday 6 October 2011 from 6-9 pm

    The phrase What To Dip is the phonetic pronunciation of the Thai word meaning Raw Material. The abundance of raw material within its borders is essential to determining a countrys economy. When viewed as a commodity to export for industrial purposes, often the cultural implications, environmental impact and beauty of these materials are overlooked. What To Dip UHDOL]HVWKHVLJQLFDQFHRIQDWXUDOUHVRXUFHVWRWKHPHPEHUVRIHDFKFRPPXQLW\DFURVVWKHJOREHDQGLWVvalue to humankind. Artists and their artworks have potential to be catalysts to build awareness and concerns on critical matters at both a local level and worldwide scope. What To Dip project is a platform for visual artists from all geographical and cultural backgrounds (36 artists from 12 countries) to work with unfamiliar/unconventional materials in their local setting to create works of art and share them in our exhibition in Chiang Mai, a city with a rich mix of raw material resources, art, crafts and culture (a Creative City). In DGGLWLRQDUWLVWVDUHHQFRXUDJHGWRPDNHVLWHVSHFLFSLHFHVDQGFRPELQHWKHLURZQPDWHULDOVZLWKWKHORFDOPDWHULDOVRI

    Thailand. Through this exhibition, we aim to highlight the materials, culture, environmental concerns, sense of place and to celebrate the coming together of these cultures in one venue.

    About the Exhibition:

    About uncookedculture.com:Uncookedculture.com is a free, experimental, interactive online community created by Chutima Kerdpitak(Nok). It was designed to assist and nurture raw-minded artists from all backgrounds, from university educated to self-taught, with a goal of building a sustainable global community of artists. By providing opportunities to participate in exhibitions (both on-line and in the gallery), and make connections with other like-minded people, the hope is to encourage artists to continue to grow, develop, and experiment in their practices. What To DipLVWKHUVWSK\VLFDOLQLWLDWLYHWKDWUHSUHVHQWVRXUXQLTXHPLVVLRQ7KLVH[KLELWLRQDOVRWRXFKHVXSRQthe intent of The Thai Cultural Ministry agenda to pursue accreditation for Thailands cities to receive UNESCO Creative City label, of which Chiang Mai is currently in the process of organizing an application for.

    What To Dip has been organized in asscociation with Creative Chiang Mai ( www.creativechiangmai.com) and in partnership with Sangdee Gallery 5 Sirimangkalajarn Lane 5 Chiang mai, Thailand (www.sangdee.org)

    www.arttourist.surfacearts.co.uk

    About SurfaceArts Collaboration, Translation:This collaborative project, titled Translation, explores the use of the internet as a creative tool. It has involved the creative interpretation of words every day, for one month by artists in the UK and Thailand. A randomly generated word was given as inspiration to all artists to produce a piece of work. Surface Arts aims to explore new trends of art within a mobile global network reducing boundaries and using art to engage, display and connect. This work treats geographical displacement as a new material and explores both sides. www.arttourist.surfacearts.co.uk www.arttouristthai.surfacearts.co.uk

    Presentation by participating artists$FKDQFHWRQGRXWPRUHDERXWRXUDUWLVWVDQGWKHLUSUDFWLFHDQGDVNDQ\TXHV-tions you might have.

    Mayfair - London

  • Nina Vetrova-Robinson, USA

    I believe that the possibilities of Avant-garde art (with all its variations-Suprematism, Constructivism, Cubism ,Cubo-Futurism...), born and developed in the beginning of 20th century in Western and Eastern Europe are far from exhausted. I have created my own Avant-garde styles - Organic-Cubism, Cubo-Pointillism, Pan-Suprematism, C-Spectralism, X-Cubism. As an artist, I like the challenge, to do some-thing different from what I am acustomed to. This exhibition attracted me for the same reasons.

    WhaTTo Dip Artistsuncookedculture.com

    Pattree has been in group exhibitions showing Photography, Video art, Performance art and Visual art. She often works in wax, creating sculptural installations that represent the relationship between environment and human emotion.

    Pattree Chimnok, Thailand

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    sudden starts, rhythm. The rhythm of an arm, a hand, an eye, a face, his core, his sex.and in this rhythm, to deform ..... My work starts where a certain reality stops, a certain constraint. Anguish in the world, the incomprehensible hu-PDQVXIIHULQJSROLWLFDOSRZHURI7HUURUIDLWKGLUHFWLRQVRIWKHFROOHFWLYHVDFULFHWKHFRQFHSWRIFROOHFWLYHPDUW\UGRP

    the power of theatricality, the role of the torturer and his ultimate relation with his victim, crowd spectator and her ambiguous relation with the execution are as many topics treated pictorially in the internal organs and the grammar of the artist.

    Francois Nasiea, France

    Chakkrit Chimnok (born 1978 ) lives and works in Chiang Mai ,Thailand. He received an M.F.A. in Visual Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. He works with sculpture, fashion as art, performance art and with recycled materials. He is interested in the changing form and perception of materials in order to play with audience perception and has exhibited widely throughout Asia and abroad, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom. Taiwan, Myanmar Switzerland and Korea.

    Chakkrit Chimnok, Thailand

    Jeff Roland, France

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    and naivety , By imposing itself in a world of adults who are lost in odd truths. Without a look at each other, everyone assumes his loneliness in an abysmal universe of constellated colours.The ochred sulphur, the warm blues, the reddish greens cannot help the human, lost in uncertainties and multiple

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