November 2nd, 7-10pm
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Bronx-based artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Thai artist Arin Rungjang collaborate on a project that explores the relationships between a Thai dessert and a Puerto Rican dance using personal histories and collective memories on a journey from the past to the present. The evening will begin with an exhibition of video and images at the Brick House and Art Container, followed by food, music and dance at THE POINT Community Development Corporation.
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Oceans/Golden Teardrop (Thong Yod) continues One Big City, a series of collaborative artistic events produced by CEC ArtsLink in partnership with leading cultural institutions to engage New York’s diaspora communities through international arts initiatives.
Hatuey Ramos Fermín was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and grew up in Puerto Rico. He is an educator, artist and curator who uses photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, interventions, maps, audio, collaborations, and social and curatorial practices to creatively investigate issues related to urban spaces. He is part of meta local collaborative.
Arin Rungjang studied graphic arts at Silpakorn University, Bangkok and École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His video and site-specific installations explore daily life and experience, such as memory, living space, history of family and individuals, and migration. Rungjang is one of the co-founders of an independent art initiative in Bangkok called As Yet Unnamed, an alternative platform which holds exhibitions, discussions and other events on contemporary art.
One Big City is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.