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Demonic

Demonic

Demonic

Items 7  ·  Created Jun 2021  ·  Creator fee 5%
Items 7  ·  Created Jun 2021  ·  Creator fee 5%
A productive young photographer with a marked sense of humour, Akkara Naktamna makes fun of the ecclesiastical world which in recent years has fallen far from grace, continually shocking the public with corruption scandals like the epic Temple Fund Fraud over taxpayers’ money that sent many high-ranking monks to jail while others fled abroad. The saffron robe – ‘the Cloth of Yellow’ – is no longer the uniform of those seeking liberation from suffering, but a cash cow costume that any Thai man, even those not of sound mind, could put on to make an easy score. ‘Demonic’ is therefore reflecting contemporary Thai society by posing the riddle: “So how can we tell them apart? Which is which, ‘monk’ or ‘demon’? Demonic has been shown as a solo exhibition at Kathmandu Photo Gallery in Thailand and group exhibition at Dali International Photo Festival, China 2019
A productive young photographer with a marked sense of humour, Akkara Naktamna makes fun of the ecclesiastical world which in recent years has fallen far from grace, continually shocking the public with corruption scandals like the epic Temple Fund Fraud over taxpayers’ money that sent many high-ranking monks to jail while others fled abroad. The saffron robe – ‘the Cloth of Yellow’ – is no longer the uniform of those seeking liberation from suffering, but a cash cow costume that any Thai man, even those not of sound mind, could put on to make an easy score. ‘Demonic’ is therefore reflecting contemporary Thai society by posing the riddle: “So how can we tell them apart? Which is which, ‘monk’ or ‘demon’? Demonic has been shown as a solo exhibition at Kathmandu Photo Gallery in Thailand and group exhibition at Dali International Photo Festival, China 2019

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