“PRAY” Artist Talk

12/17/2022

Saturday, December 17th
Doors at 7pm

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We are excited to host the artists Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic for a discussion of their collaboration in the making of PRAY. The artists will be speaking about their long-standing collaboration, and the installation of their recent films Songs for living and Songs for dying (2021) in our main and lower-level galleries.

PRAY is on view at Canal Projects until December 17th, 2022.

This event is free and open to the public. Followed by a closing reception.


COVID-19 vaccination and masks are recommended and highly appreciated, but not required to visit Canal Projects. For questions about COVID-19 requirements please contact us@canalprojects.org. 


A visual artist, filmmaker, and storyteller, Korakrit Arunanondchai employs his versatile practice to tell stories embedded in the formation of collectivity and higher power. His highly experimental works provide the public with immersive and participatory experiences of political and ritualistic nature. As a multidisciplinary artist, Arunanondchai creates videos, performances, and sound pieces in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers.

Arunanondchai earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and his MFA from Columbia University in 2012. His works have been featured in major solo and group exhibitions including Moderna Museet in Sweden (2022); Art Sonje Center in Seoul (2022); Bangkok CityCity Gallery (2022); Singapore Art Museum (2022); and Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway (2021). Arunanondchai’s work has also been included in major film festivals such as Transfigured Boundaries at Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City (2022); Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (2022); and the 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), to name but a few. His works are supported by various private foundations and museums around the world.

Alex Gvojic is a New York based artist and cinematographer. His work focuses on creating "hyper-reality" environments that blend video, light, and cinematic tropes. By the transmutation of physical spaces, Gvojic explores the relationships between seeing and believing creating worlds that feel both familiar and foreign. His work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Palais de Tokyo, Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement, MoMA PS1, UCCA Center for Contemporary in China, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, among others. He has collaborated with a variety of artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ryan Trecartin, DIS, Xavier Cha, Fatima Al Qadiri, and others.

Korakrit Arunanondchai, left and Alex Gvojic. Image courtesy of the artists. Photograph taken by Akapol Sudasna, 2019.