GIVE US A LITTLE MORE TIME

the solo exhibition by Chulayarnnon Siriphol
21 June - 9 August 2020
Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

On May 22, 2014 marked the 13th Coup d’état of Thailand, the military junta seized the power and introduced the campaign called “Restoration of Happiness” but it is rather seen a political double speak, to pro-democracy Thais. As the junta augmented a delusion of ‘happiness’ by launching the eponymous song and other forms of entertainment to subdue the resistant citizens who were, in fact, coerced into silence, one line of the absurd lyric lends the title of Chulayarnnon Siriphol’s project: Give Us A Little More Time.

On the same day of the military coup, Siriphol started making a daily newspaper collage, and vowed to keep doing a routine until the national election was announced. He scissors the bureaucratic inertia and hypocrisy with his unique sensibility and examines Thai daily newspapers at how an image-text composition imposed by the doctrine of the military. For the artist, this collage-making is a response towards the heavily controlled newspaper deemed no longer reliable to the concerned Thai citizens.

Film Festivals, Exhibitions, Screenings and Events
2020
The 24th Thai Short Film & Video Festival, เด็กรุ่นใหม่ไม่รู้ประวัติศาสตร์ THESE KIDS DON’T KNOW THAI HISTORY, Thai Film Archive, Thailand
Press, Reviews, Related Articles
Chulayarnnon Siriphol on Finding Ways to Express Opinions
Championing unbiased media
ขอเวลาอีกไม่นาน: สื่อและเวลาในสถานะผู้กระทำที่ถูกยืดยาวออกไปไม่รู้จบ
ตามไปดู ‘Give Us a Little More Time’ นิทรรศการที่แปลคำว่า ‘อีกไม่นาน’ เป็นงานคอลลาจกว่าพันชิ้น
GIVE US A LITTLE MORE TIME กระบวนการสำรวจสถานการณ์การเมืองไทยผ่านมิติแห่งกาลเวลา
By Max Crosbie-Jones, Conflicted Visions: Thailand Galleries Reopen, 26 June 2020, ArtReview Asia

















Online opening party
Paradise? – Marmosets, Chulayarnnon (Live set) and Nuh Peace (DJ set)
with Clouds – 360° Virtual Club
21 June 2020