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Other Possible Worlds

Contemporary Art from Thailand

IMAGE: Thidarat Chantuachua (Mariem; b.1991) Dimensions of faith 2 2017, embroidery and acrylic on fabric, 117 x 160 cm

Other Possible Worlds: Contemporary Art from Thailand

Friday 24 June 2022, 5pm Onwards

1) Exhibition viewing across two venues: Delmar Gallery, 144 Victoria Street, Ashfield, 5pm; then 16albermarle Project Space, Newtown, 6pm.

2) Dinner from 7pm (optional), Zinnia de Chinta, 357 King Street, Newtown

 

Contemporary Thai Art

Unlike its neighbours, Thailand was never formally colonised. Hence its unique mix of traditional institutions and western values in uneasy juxtaposition, with concepts like democracy and the rule of law often in conflict with more traditional values – leading to regular coups, new constitutions and frequent public protests.

Other Possible Worlds presents work by 12 Thai artists enthusiastically engaged in the debates around Thailand’s present and future, and in investigating the key issues facing Thai society – urbanization, environmental issues, inequality and the resulting high levels of disadvantage, and the political rights and duties of Thai people.

The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, neon, video, embroidery, prints and works on paper. The ethnicities and localities of the artists are equally diverse, but all are driven by a desire to imagine other possible futures for their country.

In the words of co-curator John Cruthers: ‘Thai art is creative, sophisticated and often socially or politically engaged’. This is a significant exhibition not to be missed, and this event presents the opportunity to see the shows and have explanations from curators and artists.

Speakers

Co-curators John Cruthers (16albermarle Project Space) and Haisang Javanalikhikara (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok), together with artists Tada Hengsapkul, Thidarat Chantachua and Kasarin Himacharoen will be presenting in the exhibitions.

 

How to Book: Please email Chris Manning (bookings@taasa.org.au) by Wednesday 22 June to secure your place. We will walk the short distance to the restaurant from 16albermarle Project Space.

How to Pay (for dinner):
1. By Direct Debit (“your name “THAI” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card – see booking button on top right of this page. (Please note, after you have paid by credit card you may be taken back to our website and see an error message. Please ignore this message, your payment has been successful. We are working on the problem)

 

Details

Date:
24 June, 2022
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Event Category:

Organiser

TAASA
Email
bookings@taasa.org.au