THE HAWKER’S LABOR PATH
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY WISIT TECHASIRIKOSOL
3 December 2022 – 3 January 2023
Trendy Gallery, ICONSIAM 1st floor
From the history of the family from the past to the present, it can be understood that the context of the people involved in the area remains the same. Only the form of the space has changed over time, partly because different areas are being used according to each landscape style.
Throwing back about 60 years, Granddad and Grandmom migrated from abroad to live in the District 19 mill. On both sides of the parents existed a variety of occupations, whether they be laborers, traders, or factory employees in the Sirin Market area (currently the location of ICONSIAM). The landscaped area at the edge of the river was a part that made the Chao Phraya river bank prosperous in the past, thanks to the transportation by boats, ports of export, mills, and fish sauce factories that stretched all the way to Dilok Chan Alley. Currently, there is still trade and water transportation. However, it may not be the same economic district, not to mention the format that has changed with the way of living in the present day. A wide variety of stores now cater to a wide range of consumer needs, including ICONSIAM. Coming to work in this area makes the artist think about the issue of the context of the space that remains the same with the times and people that change in connection with the exhibition space.
Repeating compositions similar to various shops in the area are based on contrasting or harmonious lines and colors to represent changes over time. The storytelling of the ancestors and the experiences of the artist have been told through many generations. “The Hawker’s Labor path” invites the viewers to connect the style of space that has changed according to the era with different viewpoints although the image of the context of the area remains the same through this exhibition.
Every day 11:00–21:00 hrs.