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Extinctions as seen through art

Ruangsak Anuwatwimon. Photos: Somchai Poomlard

On show at Warin Lab Contemporary art gallery, the “Reincarnations III – Ecologies Of Life” project by Ruangsak Anuwatwimon is a site-specific work. The art gallery is the former home of Dr Boonsong Lekagul, a medical doctor and the first ecologist in Thailand to advocate the need to preserve endangered animal species in the country.

This is an appropriate venue for “Reincarnations III – Ecologies Of Life” since the exhibition tackles animal extinction issues. Ruangsak created installations related to three extinct animals — the Bhutan glory butterfly, the Japanese fox and Schomburgk’s deer — in order to make people question their role in contributing to animal extinctions and the consequences to ecology when this happens.


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