Over the course of his travels for the last ten years Tiane Doan na Champassak has been collecting Thai erotic magazines dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. With representations of nudity banned at the time, the magazines’ censorship is applied with great creativity and care. For the creation of this project, Censored, the artist drew from his collection of over 4000 photographic details, exploring the themes of censorship and eroticism.
About the Artist
Tiane Doan na Champassak (b.1973) is a French visual artist. In the last 15 years, he has developed a complex body of work infusing his own photographic production with techniques of appropriation, variation, re-use and repetition. Champassak subjects materials from the internet, personal memorabilia, vernacular photography and magazine cuttings to a large variety of processes linked to the conceptual arsenal of postmodernism, challenging themes such as sexuality, gender identity and censorship.
About the Publisher
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