AN EXHIBITION BY PAPHONSAK LA-OR
JUNE 17 – JULY 22, 2017
ARTIST+RUN GALLERY, BANGKOK
Far from Home
I referred to the word “walk” (not “travel”) intentionally, because on that day I spent approximately 6 hours walking up and down the hills in one of the mountains in Thailand. It was the most tired time of my life. In the end, my legs were almost too weak to stand or to walk any further … “(Refugee Record)
“Especially in the past two years that I have stayed away from home. It’s very difficult. And it is possible that I may not be able to return at all in my life. “(Refugee Record)
The exhibition “Far from Home” is a “journey” (unlike the “journey” in the sense of the refugee) deliberately to connect “Far from Home” in the past with ‘Far from home’ today. And it intends to connect with people who live far away from home – to help them exist, not to disappear amidst the attitudes towards them, either positive or negative. It intends to connect people who are at home to those away from home to share the same space again. It intends to raise awareness, through the exhibitions, to question, to reconsider our attitudes of living together at the present time, with equal dignity and equal humanity.
Thailand at 3:10 pm: May 21, 2017 (2560)