Thai Art Night: Finding Ways Through

Sat 12 Mar | 17.00 - 20.00
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AIT is pleased to welcome Thai artist Atikom Mukdaprakorn, curator Penwadee Nophaket Manont, writer Judha Su and artist Takuro Kotaka who stayed in Thailand on a residency program in 2014. Held at GRAIN in Harajuku, the talk will take place on March 12. Mukdaprakorn and Manont are currently AIT Artists/Curators in Residence, staying in Tokyo until the end of March.

In recent years there have been many instances of younger artists and curators creating new alternative art spaces and initiatives in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. These kinds of movements are different from more formal university art schools as well as institutional museums and galleries and Western trends.

In addition to this we see an ongoing tense and unstable political situation in Thailand around street demonstrations and coup d'etat, which feed into the artistic culture and its context. With limited public funding, these artists and workers are actively looking for alternative networks and possibilities for practice.

For this talk we will hear presentations from each of the invited speakers, outlining their work as well as prospects for art in Thailand and tips for surviving in this situation.

This is a rare opportunity for emerging Thai artists to gather and share thoughts in Japan. We will also serve food and drinks from a chef Momoko's kitchen. We look forward very much to seeing you at GRAIN.


Date: March 12 (Sat), 2016 / 17:00-20:00
Venue: GRAIN / 5-25-1, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Capacity: 20 *Booking required
Admission: Free (excl. food/drink) 
*Talk will be in English with consecutive Japanese translation
Moderator: Naoko Horiuchi [AIT]
Translater: Satoshi Ikeda
Organized by: Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2015

Please send an email with its subject as "Thai Art Night" to [email protected], including your name, and contact.

more info on: a-i-t.net


  • Penwadee Nophaket Manont|
  • Judha Su|
  • Takuro Kotaka|


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5-25-1, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

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9.00 - 23.00

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