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The Lifted Brow issue 16 (February/March 2013) includes my column on Pinaree Sanpitak, an artist born in Thailand, educated in Japan, and exhibited internationally. I pay particular attention to Anything Can Break (2011), her installation at 2012’s Biennale of Sydney.

Pinaree SanpitakAnything Can Break, 2011handmade glass, paper, specially composed music, motion sensors, sound system, fibre optics, dimensions variableInstallation view of the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012) at the Museum of Contemporary Art AustraliaCourtesy the artistProject team: Dusit Pankamdej (glass works), Jeffrey Calman, Avi Sills and Amir Efrat (music), Nattavut Luenthaisong, Apinunt Luweera, and be>our>friend (sound system), Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark and all(zone) (exhibition display), Kris Manopimok (lighting design), Niwat Manatpiyalert and Jaitip Jaidee (assistants), and The Partridge Group, Sydney (engineering consultants)This project was made possible through the generous support of The Hansen FamilyPhotograph: Ben Symons

Pinaree Sanpitak, Anything Can Break, 2011
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Readers in Australia should buy a copy of this local, independent publication, for which I contribute a regular column on Southeast Asian contemporary art. Readers in Southeast Asia can view a PDF of the essay online here.

This issue of The Lifted Brow is a special edition in which all contributors were asked to reflect on the isolated Australian city of Perth. I conclude my essay by arguing that Pinaree Sanpitak is, perhaps like Perth, relatively widely recognised but not so often talked about in any great depth. I discuss several works from Sanpitak’s practice which centre on a form the artist calls “breast/stupa”.

Pinaree Sanpitak
Anything Can Break, 2011
handmade glass, paper, specially composed music, motion sensors, sound system, fibre optics, dimensions variable
Installation view of the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Courtesy the artist
Project team: Dusit Pankamdej (glass works), Jeffrey Calman, Avi Sills and Amir Efrat (music), Nattavut Luenthaisong, Apinunt Luweera, and be>our>friend (sound system), Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimark and all(zone) (exhibition display), Kris Manopimok (lighting design), Niwat Manatpiyalert and Jaitip Jaidee (assistants), and The Partridge Group, Sydney (engineering consultants)
This project was made possible through the generous support of The Hansen Family
Photograph: Ben Symons

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