Natee Utarit’s painting The Dream of Siamese Monks and Anne Samat’s installation Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly are part of the inaugural Asia Society Triennial We Do Not Dream Alone in New York this Fall.
The Triennial will be composed of a multi-venue exhibition, interdisciplinary panels, forums, and performances. Utarit’s painting and Samat’s installation will be on view at the Asia Society Museum at 725 Park Avenue in Manhattan.
The Dream of Siamese Monks is a large-scale painting portraying imaginations and dreams of Siamese monks in the unusual and mysterious East-meets-West atmospheres. The painting retraces the path of inspiration, especially the ideas of painting and influences on East-meets-West assimilation during the time of colonization in the 19th Century in South East Asia.
Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly is a sculptural installation composed of three wall sculptures and one standing figure. This work was influenced by Samat’s parents who inspired her to become an artist. At the heart of the installation are two imposing warrior-like totem figures representing a mother and father as king and queen, positioned to confront the viewer.
Installation shot of The Dream of Siamese Monks by Natee Utarit in Asia Society Museum. Photo courtesy of Ken Tan / Asia Society
Installation shot of Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly by Anne Samat in Asia Society Museum. Photo courtesy of Ken Tan / Asia Society
Asia Society Triennial “We Do Not Dream Alone”
27 October 2020 - 7 February 2021
Asia Society Museum,
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Thursdays, 11am - noon are reserved for seniors age 65+ and immunocompromised persons only