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Essays

Activist, Anarchist, Artist

Vasan Sitthiket

by Iola Lenzi


VASAN SITTHIKET, Vasan Sitthiket, 2001, from the series 'We Come From the Same Way', acrylic and clay on rice paper, 100 x 70 cm.

As censorship1 and authoritarianism reassert themselves in Thailand after twenty years of relative social and political progress, the engaged work of Vasan Sitthiket seems ever more relevant. His paintings, drawings and installations of the last ten years constitute a potent oeuvre, documenting local history, social trends and evolving culture in the context of Thailand's transition from an agrarian to a…

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