Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announces special lecture on Contemporary Thai Art
World renowned art museum Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071, Fifth Avenue, New York announces the Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture by Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda on the topic “THAI-TANIC: Thai Art in the Age of Constraint and Coercion” at 6.30 pm on 20 September 2007.
Curator, critic, and Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda, Director-General, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture and Chairman, Officer of Knowledge Management and Development provides a fascinating overview of contemporary Thai art in the context of recent political shifts, from the regime of Dr Thaksin Shinawatra to 2006’s coup d’état. The special lecture is a case study for theoretical and curatorial approaches to contemporary Asian art.
Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda is the first Asian scholar to be invited for the Annual Hilla Rebay. He has curated contemporary Asian art internationally including Contemporary Art from Asia: Traditions/Tensions and retrospective exhibition Montien Boonma: Temple of the Mind at The Asia Society, New York; Asia-Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia: Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil; Tout à Fait Thai, Paris; Show Me Thai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Prof. Poshyananda received outstanding researcher award from National Researcher Council, Thailand. For his contribution to contemporary Nordic art in the exhibition Beyond Paradise: Nordic Art Travel East he was bestowed by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, the rank of Knight, First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star.
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