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Taweesak Molsawat: The Missing Elements in Democracy: Art Jewelry as A Political Critic

Exhibition  /  25 Oct 2012  -  17 Nov 2012
Published: 25.10.2012
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Taweesak Molsawat use his work as an open-ended language. The relationship exposed between work and body intends to catalyze the asking of questions and provoke the finding of fresh interpretations and thoughts through the contents that the work communicates.

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Taweesak Molsawat
Due to the apparent lack of some of the more fundamental and significant elements of democracy, political turmoil within Thailand has and continues to pose a significant threat to the nation and its people. What happened to Thai democracy? Why is such a vague and ambiguous electoral system in place? Why is so much invested in politicians and their puppets instead of those who are truly able to communicate the needs of the Thai public? Why is so much power assigned to politicians who have a proven track-record of taking advantage of and denying Thai citizens of their rights?

Jewelry has been deeply rooted in culture, politics, economics and lifestyle in a variety of ways for millennia. Before people were able to extract and form metal or grind stones as a means of shaping jewelry elements, cave-dwellers adorned themselves with bones, shells, and animal teeth as talismans, symbols of status or decorative items. Throughout human history, the role of jewelry has shifted in terms of purpose, value (aesthetic and monetary), and cultural intent. Today, commercial jewelry is focused on simple elements of design, typically making use of precious materials and branding strategies (heightened by ‘branding culture’) in a vacuum, with no apparent regard for the content and context of jewelry as related to social, cultural and political approach.

I use my work as an open-ended language. The relationship exposed between work and body intends to catalyze the asking of questions and provoke the finding of fresh interpretations and thoughts through the contents that the work communicates.

Taweesak Molsawat
Social and Cultural Critic through Design, Art, and Writing
2012, Bangkok, Thailand
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Taweesak Molsawat. Piece: A Few Morning Glory in Flooded Field, 2012. Copper, spray paint. Mouth Piece. Taweesak Molsawat
Piece: A Few Morning Glory in Flooded Field, 2012
Copper, spray paint
Mouth Piece
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Taweesak Molsawat. Piece: Blind Leading the Blind, 2012. Copper, spray paint. Finger Piece. Taweesak Molsawat
Piece: Blind Leading the Blind, 2012
Copper, spray paint
Finger Piece
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Taweesak, MolsawatPins: Following the Elders, Avoiding the Dogs?, 2012Sterling silver.

Taweesak, Molsawat
Pins: Following the Elders, Avoiding the Dogs?, 2012
Sterling silver

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Taweesak Molsawat. Pin: The Patient Soldier, 2012. Sterling silver. Taweesak Molsawat
Pin: The Patient Soldier, 2012
Sterling silver
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