'Fear': The Photography Of Things Yet To Come

  • Toeingam Guptabutra Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University
Keywords: Photography, Fear, politics

Abstract

The objective of this review article is to survey and summarize the substance of a solo exhibition entitled ‘Fear’ (2016) by Manit Sriwanichpoom, one of the pioneering contemporary photographers in Thailand. The exhibition Fear, consisting of 13 themes, was exhibited across four venues including Kathmandu Gallery, Tang Gallery, H Gallery in Bangkok, and Yavuz Gallery in Singapore from July to September 2016. This review article shall discuss about how the artist explains his fear with help of a photographic medium along with artistic strategies.  The strategies include selecting and not-selecting objects to be photographed, the use of symbol, and computer manipulation. These allow the audiences to perceive the image of the future in mind. Finally, the artist hopes that Fear would alarm his audiences to be fully aware of the mental and moral consequences of the political conflicts that are unlikely to come to an end soon.

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Published
2019-04-26
Section
Review Article