Traveling art exhibition and online art project
The New Ark project derives from the Ark of the Covenant, a religious box that contained the original 10 commandments. It got finally stolen at one of the invasions of Jerusalem. Centuries later, folks from all over the world have been trying to find the Ark (Indiana Jones found it back in Steven Spielberg’s classic) but it seems to be gone for ever.
The artist Director Jacq saw a link between the disappearance of this ark and the way humans have desacralized every aspect of their environment. By creating an impressive new ark he intends to revive the universal bond of all life. The New Ark will be decorated with the 10 basic metaphysical formulas found in every human cell, living creature, music, light, and the whole universe. Besides, the Ark will be streaming online 24/7.
While traveling the world, the Ark will invite selected artists to create new artwork that will be exhibited around the Ark and shown online. That way the new Ark will offer people from across the globe a growing living exhibition of art pieces from artists renewing the contract with the divine, the mysterious, and the unknown.
Art Can Die has already invested in the creation of the New Ark, which is now being built by the finest craftsmen and technicians, and wishes to raise additional funds to organize the tour of the Ark so that it can be seen and experienced on every continent, in the best cultural hotspots and museums, creating an online buzz and a growing community of ‘ARKfollowers’ who are willing to spread the same unifying message.
For this creation of the New Ark, Director Jacq is collaborating with Thai painter/sculptor Suwat Boontam.
It will be unveiled on January, 1th 2022.
Suwat Boontam (1982) is a celebrated Thai artist who won several awards for his distinguished and unique style that cuts the middle between painting and carving on his wooden canvases. His brushstrokes with knife and chisel make him more of a sculptor than a painter while his work gives the viewer an experience that flirts with French Impressionism and Russian Constructivism.
Mostly black and white, his paintings illustrate with almost mathematical precision the restless imaginary cities of his dreams, always in construction and transformation. Recognizable but never figurative, the buildings in his landscapes float between abstract art and photography.
Art Can Die believes that this relatively unknown artist has the potential for an international career and has therefore planned for multiple projects like the New Ark and a group exhibition in 2022.
Ark creation team :
Assist. Professor Dr.Wairut Impho