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.
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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”.