Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

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Who are we kidding?, Worapong Manupipatpong seems to ask with his savvy indoor “tree house.” His installation at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center spurns architecture that beats around the bush, providing, instead, what any adult craves: a retreat to childhood’s imagination-fueled spaces. The installation, part of the Politics of Me exhibition, is up through August 2012. In Manupipatpong’s own words, the structure “bring[s] back the memory when we experienced space with our small bodies but large imagination and borderless freedom.” Meant to “relate to adults and children” alike, Manupipatpong’s installation affirms the Peter Pan in Cultural Center visitors.

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

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