What To Dip/วัตถุดิบ - International Exhibition, Chiang Mai-Thailand (WTD EXH)

Venue: Chiang Mai University Art Center

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Oct 06, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 30, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2011
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What To Dip/วัตถุดิบ
International Art Exhibition

by uncookedculture.com (Global Visual Artist Community)

(The phrase "What To Dip" imitates the sound from pronunciation of the Thai word "วัตถุดิบ" meaning Raw Material)

Dates: Exhibition from Thursday 6 to Friday 28 October 2011
Grand Opening on Thursday 6 October 2011 from 18.00 to 21.00

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Curator: Chutima Kerdpitak(Nok), Thai, London-UK based
Exhibitors: 30+ International/National Visual Artists
Form of Art: 2 dimensional work (painting, drawing, mixed-media, doodle, text-based work), sculptural work, installation, new-media, multi-media, time-based media (moving images: film/VDO/animation)


What To Dip/วัตถุดิบ is inviting collaboration from artists and other sectors to generate inspiring activities for "creative side of the brain" and build up an awareness on "Raw Material" concerns.
What To Dip is running by a collaboration of The Uncooked Culture’s member.

Uncooked Culture is a Global Interactive Artists Network based in London-UK
The Uncooked Culture has recently established with its interactive online community since the 26th of December 2010 by Chutima Kerdpitak(Nok)
Uncooked Culture supports outsider-minded artists, untrained/self-taught artists, marginalized artists, hidden artists, artists working outside the system and artists who feel rejected by the system/under-represented artists by building up a sustainable and supportive community by its own members.
Uncooked Culture Community provide free opportunity to those uncooked artists to show their artworks and profiles online by simple interactive tools on its external website for members who signed up. Members are able to post blogs, forums, comments to create discussions or collaborations of their choices.
It opens to Visual Artists in those mentioned nature, working on all mediums, from painting, sculpture, installation, mixed media, time-based media, new media, textile, text-based art to doodle

Uncooked Culture believes in Individuality, Freedom of Choice, Humanity and after all “Giving”.
We aim to build up opportunities to individuals who are passionate in making art regardless and to be a catalyst for collaborations leading to global sustainable artist community and wider community.
“An individual does not need to be taught to be an artist” is our spine

How to get involved in What To Dip International Exhibition in Chiang Mai
Please send your written interest to uncookedculture@gmail.com

The Goods
+ The Uncooked Culture is a pioneering project, an online interactive Raw Artists community launched on the 26th of October 2010
+ What To Dip/วัตถุดิบ is the first physical initiative that has its uniqueness on its concept and is associated with the world's interest on Raw Material Resources and it touches upon the intent of The Thai Cultural Ministry agenda to pursue accreditation for Thailand’s cities to receive from UNESCO "Creative City" label. Chiang Mai is currently in the process of organizing an application to UNESCO

Concept Summary
What To Dip/ วัตถุดิบ realizes the significance of natural resources to the members of each community across the globe and its value to humankind as a whole. Artists and their artworks have potential to be catalysts to build up awareness and concerns on critical matters at both local and worldwide scope. It focuses on encouraging visual artists across the world to explore and experiment on local "Raw Material"; the connection between physical qualities of chosen material and conceptual interpretation of material itself together with visual dialogues based on each artist's areas of interest within his/her own practice which will bring not only diverse cultural exchange to the exhibition and its local audiences but also knowledge and experience of world raw materials exchange. The project also encourages exhibiting artists to create site-specific pieces using a combination of local materials in Thailand and local materials from where they reside. What To Dip/ วัตถุดิบ project defines local materials as any local material that inspires artists to transform the material from its origins to a work of aesthetic.

What To Dip/ วัตถุดิบ project is a platform for visual artists from all geographical and cultural backgrounds to work on unfamiliar/unconventional materials in their local setting to create work in unlimited forms of art and share them in our exhibition in Chiang Mai, a city with a rich-mix of raw material resources, art, crafts and culture (“a Creative City”).

What To Dip/ วัตถุดิบ complies with The Uncooked Culture's manifesto to assist and nurture self-taught artists, artists who lack the opportunity to gain formal art education and who are passionate in making art in addition to raw-minded professional artists who may feel like outsiders or feel rejected from the system. All are invited to gain more opportunities to show their works and to help increase artist’s confidence to continue developing their practices. We emphasis on building up sustainable global community of artists and intend to pursue its wider perception and practice to the wider community worldwide.

The project also encourages collaboration among The Uncooked Culture community members through our online interactive community to develop ideas of the project and its additional events. Submitted artworks will be selected by The Uncooked Culture panel of juries who are international members and gained acceptable experience in curatorial and informal/formal educational art/community projects.

Please find further information about The Uncooked Culture and What To Dip project and its community at www.uncookedculture.com


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