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March 21 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 6:00 pm

A group exhibition curated by Dr. Vennes Cheng for Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok

Nomad refers to individuals who lack a fixed habitation and instead move from place to place. Appropriating the concept of nomadic existence, this exhibition reimagines the fluidity of one’s identity and the multitude of homelands, which are fundamental conditions of Asia. The notion and composition of Asia are intertwined with the histories of human displacement. Wars, conflicts, and disputes in the region have compelled people to leave their places of birth and resettle in other countries. Human displacement represents both the past and the ongoing circumstances in Asia.

The selected artworks by participating artists from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong form a constellation that investigates and highlights the histories of human displacement in Asia, particularly in the eastern and southwestern regions. This exhibition also seeks to delineate the connections and relationships between various parts of the region and proposes a plural lens to discern the multiculturalism of Asia, emphasising that community and identity are social articulations of differences. It ultimately aims to mediate discussions surrounding the current circumstances of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong and to render imaginary one another’s reference points in the region.

List of artists:

Hikaru Fujii (Japan)

Jiandyin (Thailand)

Law Yuk Mui (Hong Kong)

Lin Yichi (Taiwan)

Sim Chi Yin (Singapore, New York based)

Tsang Kin-Wah (Hong Kong)

Tsao Liang-pin (Taiwan)

Tintin Wulia (Indonesia, Sweden based)


The Jim Thompson Art Center
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Exhibition opening: 21st March 2024 Period: 21 March to 2 June 2024 Mon - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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