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Asia: Boom or bust? – The Nation

Co-curated by Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero, the touring show features photography, video art, installation and mixed media by 35 artists and collectives, most of them Asian. The artists address the effects of the boom through cultural, socio-political, environmental issues.

 Participating Thai artists include Prabhakar Pachpute, Pratchaya Phinthong, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Suttirat Supaparinya.

 Find out more at www.JimThompsonArtCenter.org.


The South unveiled

Chiang Mai’s Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum explores the deep south in new group show “Patani Semasa”, which defines the geographical area known in modern day Thailand as the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and parts of Songkhla.

 The show, which opens on Wednesday, features works by 27 artists and those engaged with issues relevant to the Patani region and is a kaleidoscope of different perspectives, methodologies and responses developed over 13 years.

 Among the artists are Ampannee Satoh, Amru Thaisnit, Anis Nagasevi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, I-na Phuyuthanon, Jakkai Siributr, Jamilah Daud, Jamilah Haji, Jehabdulloh Jehsorhoh, and Kameelah I-lala. The show is co-curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong, Kasamaponn Saengsuratham, Kittima Chareeprasit and Ekkalak Napthuesuk.

 Thanet Aphornsuvan, Wattana Sugunnasil, Davisakd Puaksom, and Nualnoi Thamsathien will lead a panel discussion on Patani history, art and Islam on the opening day at 2pm. 

 The exhibition will continue through February 14. Find out more at www.MaiIam.com.


Man and beast, in bronze

Thai artist Kma Sirisamphan will showcase his bronze sculptures in his debut solo show “Weaving Narratives: Awaken” opening on August 5 at 6pm at Subhashok the Arts Centre. 

 A man lying on a buffalo’s back is the key figure in this collection, in which attention to detail establishes a middle ground where abstract meets realism. The focus is on the lines of the muscles and the colours used are natural.

 The exhibition continues through September 10.

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Just looping along 

All aboard the Ferry Gallery for a cruise along the Chao Phraya River while enjoying an exhibition of video art by Australian new media artist and curator Xanthe Dobbie. 

 “Desktop Holiday”, which will be shown until September 30, is a triptych of digital collage loops. The three parts, intended to play simultaneously, explore notions of fractured identity in the age of globalisation and instant travel. 

 Each loop is made up of sourced digital content and gathered footage of the Catholic Island of Malta, shot by the artist in 2016 on an iPhone 5. 

 Find out more at www.TheFerryGallery.com.


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