Recent and forthcoming essays on Phaophanit + Oboussier’s work
All that’s solid melts into air (Karl Marx) 2006, is showing as part of Counter Acts at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London.
Continuing their interest from a decade ago, Phaophanit and Oboussier present Never real historians, always near poets, a newly commissioned video projection installation for the Biennale.
UnAuthorised Medium brings together artworks by internationally established and emerging artists, who have deep connections to Southeast Asia while also working extensively across the globe.
Inaugurated on 3rd May 2018
Cambridge Assessment Building, Triangle Space, Cambridge, UK
For Thailand Biennale 2018, Phaophanit and Oboussier were commissioned to make a part-performative installation work which covers the rock surface of a small island located in front of the famous Phra Nang Cave Beach in Krabi, with just under a kilo of pure gold that has been hammered into fine leaf.
The Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), Ministry of Culture in Bangkok, is organising the First Thailand Biennale which will launch in November 2018.
Talk and film screening of ‘All that’s solid melts into air (Karl Marx)’ followed by crit sessions with MA and BA students.
Silpakorn University, Nakornpathom Province, Bangkok.
A talk with artists Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier creators of In Other Words, situated in Cambridge Assessment’s new Triangle headquarters, Wednesday 27 September 2017
“exquisite public art that holds the space”
City of Toronto Urban design Awards jury
Pao Galleries, Hong kong Arts Centre
In aid of Children of the Mekong
Dream House was inaugurated in June 2017.
Vong and Claire have accepted the invitation to be artist mentors for Erika Tan for the Diaspora Platform project and the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Phaophanit and Oboussier were finalists in the international competition for the National Memorial for Refugees in Ottawa, Canada.
Now! Now! In more than one place, exhibition accompanying the London conference Now & Then… Here & There: Black Artists & Modernism at Chelsea College of Arts and Tate Britain.
Neon Figure commissioned for the new Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha.
White Flare takes the form of two large rectangular screens of white LED light (13m x 2m) supported by two steel cylindrical ‘legs’ 2.5 metres above ground level.
Neon Rice Field (1993) has recently been acquired by the Tate Gallery, London for the nation’s public collection.
House of Dreams was recently shortlisted for the Longcross Public Art commission
Ice and Ember Wall was recently shortlisted for Crown Estates New Burlington Place W5 Building Art Commission.
Line Writing has been reinstalled at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 8th March – 11th May 2014.
Line was completed in 2014. A 20 metre stone wall carving for Walmar House on Regent Street.
Dream House was installed in February 2015, a major sculpture commission for downtown Toronto in Canada.
Light Veils – Weymouth Esplanade. A permanent installation consisting of 7 steel 15 m tall light columns / towers and laser light.
After just over two years Coronium has been installed in Kilden, The New Performing Arts Centre. Kristiansand, Norway.