It all started in September 2013 at Medalta International Artist in Resident, Canada, where Vipoo Srivilasa challenged all of the residents to a spoon competition. The spoons created during this competition travelled to an exhibition in Kansas City and are now off to Boston with Vipoo's OBJECT: SPOON project."
As all this was happening, ATTA Gallery saw a potential of a spoon exhibition in Bangkok and invited VIpoo Srivilasa to curate a spoon exhibition with them. Founded in August 2010, ATTA Gallery is the first and the only gallery in Thailand specialising in contemporary art jewellery.
GIVE ME A SPOON is an exhibition that explores the notion of spoon as a wearable art. The exhibition will feature artists who work in different media from around the world. The idea is to challenge artists to create something outside their comfort zone and exercise their creativity by translating their practice into a new kind of work.
During a 2013 residency at Medalta in Medicine Hat, Canada, Australian based artist Vipoo Srivilasa was seeking a way to bring fellow artists together. Ingeniously Srivilasa invited fellow residents to make a modest, universal object as a way of getting to know each other. The object? A spoon!
Inspired by the strong sense of collaboration and connection enabled by this common object Srivilasa quickly realised the potential of the idea and upon his return to Australia put out an open invitation through his extensive networks, asking makers to create spoons and to submit digital images.
From 72 submissions (from 16 countries), 25 spoons were selected by Srivilasa, with advice from Vicki Grima, editor of The Journal of Australian Ceramics and Leslie Ferrin, curator of Ceramic Top 40. The final collection, will be presented as a group under Object:Spoon title, in the second venue of Ceramic Top 40 | New & Selected Works at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, Massachusetts, USA.
This text appears in excerpted form. You can read the entire article in the OBJECT:SPOON story
by Ramona Barry and Beck Jobson from Hand Made Life Blog