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Thai Transience

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Local Fashion around Kard Luang Market, Chiang Mai (University student) [detail], 2012 Photograph 186cm X 142cm (series of 12) © Courtesy of the artist & Singapore Art Museum
Thai Transience

71 Bras Basah Road
189555 Singapore
Singapore
October 26th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013

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photography, installation, video-art, performance, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Thai Transience showcases paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos and performances by leading Thai artists. Inspiration behind these pieces are drawn from traditional artefacts and art objects from local museums and religious sites within Thailand, showing how Thai contemporary artists continue to create new expressions responding to their heritage and faith. A selection of these artefacts will be featured alongside new contemporary artworks in this exhibition.

Co-organised by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture (Thailand), and guest-curated by Professor Apinan Poshyananda, the exhibition features more than 50 works comprising historical objects, as well as contemporary art from both emerging and senior Thai contemporary artists such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Bussaraporn Thongchai, Chokchai Tukpoe, Chusak Srikwan, Dow Wasiksiri, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Phatyos Buddhacharoen,  Rirkrit Tiravanija, Thawan Duchanee and Yuree Kensaku. The exhibition also includes selected Thai artefacts from the Asian Civilisations Museum and artworks from the SAM collection.