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Exhibition: Point of No Concern
December 8, 2023 - February 5, 2024Free
DatesDecember 8, 2023 – February 5, 2024
Artists: Sahapon Chootinan, Gobpong Khanthapan, Puvamin Indee, Nontanan Intarajakra, Lalita Singkhampuk, SHAN Spirit, Anurak Tanyapalit
Curators: Anusorn Tunyapalit & Atikom Mukdaprakorn
Location: The former Wiang Thong Bookstore (west side of the city market), Trairat Road, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai, Thailand
This exhibition is an offering, prompting us to broaden our perspective amid waves of hometown affection and seek roots to reconstruct new identities that intertwine with ongoing decentralization. It encourages us to shift our focus beyond the beauty of different provinces and instead attend to reality by studying overlooked historical events in local and cultural communities. As we do so, we find that the region is not merely an inanimate resource but a place teeming with life.
Recognizing the significance of this project, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum presents a pavilion for the Thailand Biennale, Chiang Rai 2023, in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture. The artist and initiator of the project, Anusorn Tunyapalit, puts forth a curatorial conservation project in collaboration with Atikom Mukdaprakorn, curating stories from contemporary artists in the region. The pavilion runs for two months, showcasing multidisciplinary artworks and knowledge-sharing activities, aiming to deepen the roots of each artist, enabling them to support the ongoing aspirations of the local community.