Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud: Engendering Sensible Capital
We are trying to figure out what is going on around us now and what we can do in the uncertain future. It’s like playing and struggling on a puddle of mud. It is a detox and a practice to engender new capital. The title Butterflies Frolicking on the Mud expresses our miserable but courageous state. It also indicates the “capital” of hope that emerges from the midst of anxiety and uncertainty.
Yuko Hasegawa is the Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (April 2021–present), Professor in Curatorial Studies at the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (2016–present) and Artistic Director of Inujima Art House Project (2011–present). She was Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2016–March 2021). Hasegawa currently lives and works in Tokyo.
Seiha Kurosawa is a curator and artist based in Tokyo. He was an assistant curator of “Clouds ⇆ Forests”, 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, (The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2017). He also participated into several international exhibition as an artist.
Vipash Purichanont is a curator based in Bangkok. He was an assistant curator for the first Thailand Biennale (Krabi, 2018) and a curator of Singapore Biennale 2019 (Singapore, 2019).
Since 2003, Tawatchai Somkong has been the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Magazine. The most recent exhibition he curated is ‘The Revolving World’ at Thai Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale. In 2020, Tawatchai created and launched MATDOT Art Center in Bangkok.