For the past 25 years, Rasdjarmrearnsook’s videos and installations have been regularly shown throughout the world. She represented Thailand at the Venice Biennale in 2005, and has been featured in many international exhibitions including Documenta, the Sydney Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial and the Carnegie International. Rasdjarmrearnsook is also a respected professor in Thailand’s leading art program in Chiang Mai University, where she has recently spearheaded one of the first media and theory departments in the country. In 2015 she had her first U.S. museum retrospective at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York.
The Class III
Video, color, sound
Courtesy of the artist.
In this video, the artist delivers a lecture about death to corpses covered to the shoulders in white sheets. Speaking in a soft, sweet, schoolteacher-ish voice, sometimes pausing to encourage the silent bodies to share their thoughts, she holds forth on the subject of death, writing her main ideas on a blackboard.
Time: 11 pm
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / East Room