Manit Sriwanichpoom | the artist
The artist Manit Sriwanichpoom
Born 1961, Bangkok, Thailand.
Lives and works in Bangkok, .
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<p>Manit Sriwanichpoom is an artist/activist from Thailand, who uses photography and video to make art of a social and political nature. As well as his solo photographic pieces, he has worked in collaboration with other Thai artists and community groups to make work which critiques government policy…</p>
Identities versus Globalisation
"Amazing Thailand Year, another tourism, promotional drive by the government and the private sector to saveË the country·by selling it."
Increasing consumption at the expense of Asia’s unique identity and culture is an important theme in Sriwanichpoom’s work…
Horror in Pink are the photographs of the 1976 lynchings. I published them in 2001 because the newly-elected governor of Bangkok, Samak Sundravej, was believed to have supported the massacre of the students. How could we have let him become governor? Have we forgotten our heroes who died for democracy? Why did these heroes die? … and I thought the answer was so that we could go shopping…"