Pratchaya Phinthong: Today will take care of tomorrow

March 28 - May 26, 2024
Thai-born artist Pratchaya Phinthong’s first solo exhibition in Korea: Today will take care of tomorrow at Barakat Contemporary provides a comprehensive view of the artist’s practice that brings together heterogeneous social, economic, and geographical systems into constructive yet open-ended friction. Primarily through extensive traveling and dialogues, Phinthong finds and gathers objects, materials, and narratives for his art projects, allowing them to interplay in both ironic juxtaposition and fateful harmony. Particularly, the new works produced for this exhibition are an extension of his project that reprocesses in collaboration with the local community the unexploded ordnances left in Laos from the intense bombing by the US military between 1964 and 1973. The work draws connections to the current situation in the Korean DMZ and implies the global significance of this issue beyond Laos.
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