Pinaree Sanpitak: The Body and The Vessel

Internationally renowned Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak will inaugurate Yavuz Sydney’s new gallery space in the heart of Surry Hills with a solo exhibition titled The Body and The Vessel. The exhibition coincides with Sanpitak’s inclusion in The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani at the 59th Biennale de Venezia, and marks the artist’s return to Australia after over eight years. Sanpitak is widely regarded as one of Asia’s most important contemporary artists. In the 1990s, her ground-breaking exhibition Breast Works marked the start of the artist’s reference to an emergent and defining iconography, the female breast, which Sanpitak has become renowned for. Over the last four decades, she has developed an enigmatic inventory of symbols distilling women’s bodies to their most elemental parts, expressed variously through vessels, breasts, eggs and subtly curved profiles. She has redefined notions of the human body, looking at the bodily form as a vessel of experience and perception, and the perceived iconographic and conceptual associations they may trigger. Characterised by sensitivity and ethereality, Sanpitak’s works are tethered to a captivation with her own body, and potent concepts of the sacred and the spiritual. The Body and The Vessel will present a new series of paintings, sculptures and installations at Yavuz Gallery from September 10 to October 8, 2022.

NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.

IMALENNOX STACMIACCA MelbourneMCA Roslyn Oxley Gallery