Sydney-based Phaptawan Suwannakudt, writer Denise Thwaites and Jasmin will introduce the exhibition on behalf of the artists.
My Sisters and other Ghosts presents new and recent works by Genevieve Chua, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp and Bussarporn Thongchai who live in Singapore and Bangkok. With a focus on drawing, the exhibition makes connections between the presence of the supernatural in Southeast Asia and the politics of these artists. In Southeast Asia a number of prominent mythologies feature female ghosts who cause trouble. In this exhibition, figures such as the Krasue and the Pontianak, arguably inspire these artists in their consideration of the nature of self and belonging. Chua, Suwatthanasilp and Thongchai are early career artists who share an interest in modes of disclosure and the complexities surrounding what is public and what is private.
Bussaraporn Thongchai, Me and Mom, 2010
My Sisters and other Ghosts – Genevieve Chua, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Bussaraporn Thongchai
29 August – 26 September
The Cross Art Projects
8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW, 2011
02 9357 2058,
Thu – Sat, 11am – 6pm or by appointment
Opening Conversation – Saturday 29 August, 3pm
Curator’s Tour – Saturday 19 September, 11am
Caption: Bussaraporn Thongchai, Me and Mom, 2010, crayon on canvas, 130 x 150 cm, courtesy the artist and collection of Reinhart Frais
My Sisters and other Ghosts is presented in association with independent platform, Contemporary Art and Feminism
Jasmin Stephens has undertaken residencies with Singapore Biennale and The Reading Room in Bangkok in recent years with support from the Australia Council and Asialink