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Carlos/Ishikawa: Korakrit Arunanondchai (until 22nd December 2018)

Going to see an exhibition knowing that you're mostly in for video work can put me in an interesting mindset; other than the obvious content of the work, I start to think about how the gallery will curate the space. Naturally, the gallery has no obligation to transform the space in the style of an "immersive experience" or installation art, however when the ambience and interior of a gallery suits the film work so brilliantly, the viewing becomes an extraordinary experience.

Installation view: Korakrit Arunanonchai, No history in a room filled with people with funny names 5, 2018. Image courtesy of Carlos/Ishikawa.
The last show I saw at the fabulous Carlos/Ishikawa was Stuart Middleton's solo show, where dazzlingly crisp white walls were the backdrop to several 'social realist'-style paintings; in contrast, New York and Bangkok-based Korakrit Arunanondchai dominates the space with films in pitch darkness. Large beanbags on the floor for seating (always a welc…

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