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Vong Phaophanit
What falls to the ground but can't be eaten (Tok tem dean kep kin bo dai)

£8
Published by Chisenhale, 1991
Paperback, colour and b+w illustrations, pp 24
Text by Claire Oboussier; interview with the artist by Jonathan Watkins

Perhaps the greatest danger when writing about work like Vong Phaophanit’s is to resort to the artist’s personal history to ‘explain’ the work. The use of this sort of “biographism” as a principle of explanation imposes immediate limitations on the work itself by grounding it as the unproblematic expression of a fixed identity. Phaophanit’s work moreover is fundamentally at odds with this system of interpretation in that it is not rooted in a preconceived meaning but rather engaged in the process of making new meanings. Therefore, important and valid as his personal experience undoubtedly is, its position in terms of the work is that of a point of departure and should not be taken to contain a hermeneutic authority.

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  • Exhibition
  • Chisenhale Gallery Friends and Patrons receive 10% discount on limited edition prints and publications priced up to the value of £3,500 For information about how to join the Friends and Patrons Programme please click here.

  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk