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The Map for the Soul to Return to the Body

Artist: Dusadee Huntrakul
sculpture | 16 ceramic sculptures on custom-made pedestals | 2019

Discovered in 1966, the Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in the Udon Thani province of Thailand is home to one of the earliest Bronze Age civilisations, dating approximately 2,000 BCE. Since its discovery, the archaeological site has become renowned for its distinctive red pottery bearing elaborate patterns. Drawing from the rich heritage of the site, Dusadee Huntrakul has inscribed 16 reproductions of these ceramic pots with urgent concerns of today. Touching on issues ranging from climate change to universal basic income, his work seeks to resume a 4,000-year-old conversation and bridges cultures across thousands of years, posing the questions: what constitutes humanness and what is the meaning of being human?

Exhibitions

Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan

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