Book Launch: Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary (MIT Press, 2017) Introduction by author, Dr David Teh, and conversation with Dr May Adadol Ingawanij and Dr Roger Nelson

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Book Launch: Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary (MIT Press, 2017)
Introduction by author, Dr David Teh, and conversation with Dr May Adadol Ingawanij and Dr Roger Nelson

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Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 05:45 - 6.30 pm
The Seminar Room, Blk 43 Malan Rd, Gillman Barracks

Since the 1990s, contemporary art in Thailand has achieved considerable international recognition. While many Thai artists have shed identification with their nation, "Thainess" remains an interpretive crutch for understanding their work. In the first scholarly book on the subject since 1992, Dr David Teh examines the competing claims to contemporaneity staked in Thailand, and on behalf of Thai art elsewhere, against a backdrop of sustained political and economic turmoil.

Part of Symposium: Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History

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2017-10-28

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In the first scholarly book on the subject since 1992, Dr David Teh examines the competing claims to contemporainety staked in Thailand, and on behalf of Thai art elsewhere, against a backdrop of sustained political and economic turmoil.

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Onsite (CCA)

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“Book Launch: Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary (MIT Press, 2017) Introduction by author, Dr David Teh, and conversation with Dr May Adadol Ingawanij and Dr Roger Nelson,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2385.