"Arin Rungjang, Mongkut" at the Maison d’art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne.
Heavily inspired by particular unknown aspects of Thai history and their links with the present, through the sites and contexts in which he exercises his artistic skills, Arin Rungjang focuses his work on sensitive objects
in order to reunite distant events from one to the other through time and space. With Mongkut, the artist bases his research on a symbolic form revered amongst Thai people. In this exhibition, he depicts French-Siamese relations forged during the parallel reigns of King Rama IV (1851-1868) and Napoléon III (1852-1870). This period marked European colonial expansion in a large part of what is now known as South-East Asia.
Until 17th May