Monday, December 26, 2016

Last Breath Rebel: Paisan Plienbangchang

Looking at the book commemorating the life of Thai artist Paisan Plienbangchang. There were 2 events in Singapore where friends here organised to pay tribute to him. 

I remember the exhibition at Your Mother Gallery showcasing Paisan's paintings which he never exhibited. These series of events (including this video showing the funeral) reflect the connections (friendship) of the artists (here) and in Thailand. 

Paisan Plienbangchang
(10 March 1961 - 15 July 2015)

Paisan Plienbangchang was a renowned artist, writer, critic, activist and an avid traveller. Graduated from the College of Fine Arts in 1984, he worked in multi art disciplines including visual arts, literature and performance art. 

He was one of the pioneers in performance art in Thailand and through his work he expressed social concerns and was also a prominent human rights and environmental activist. In the early 90s, Paisan Plienbangchang along with his associates came into prominence with the founding of the much-respected collective UKABAT. He continued with his performance art practice and travelled to pursue his environmental and human rights activism and is a constant regular and contributor to the ASIATOPIA festival. 
Paisan Plienbangchang passed away on 15 July 2015 after fighting liver cancer for 4 years at Mayo Hospital, Bangkok. The Artists Village is saddened and sends our most sincere condolences to his wife Jittima Pholsawek, his family including Mongkol Plienbangchang, Aor Nopawan and his friends. We would like to thank Paisan Plienbangchang for his most generous and remarkable life.
If you wish to make enquiries, please contact his family at: (Jittima Pholsawek) 

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