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art in se asia??

  • andrea13

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    i read the article on 10 bangkok galleries, can anyone point me in the direction of useful websites with overviews of contemporary south east asian art? or books? seems to be particularly difficult to find information on contemporary art movements etc. thanksss!xx

    #1 Posted: 6/8/2010 - 06:15

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  • Tilapia

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    Hi Andrea,

    I can't really tell from your post if you are planning on going to Thailand, or if you're asking out of interest, etc. I might be able to help out a little (if you are going to Bangkok.)

    Right on the Chao Phraya River, very close to the Royal Palace and Wat Pho, is Silpakorn University. They have a couple of contemporary art galleries you can visit. Free admission. If you go you'll run into a lot of gallery workers and students who speak good English. If you ask them, I'm sure you'll get a truckload of good info regarding movements, galleries, exhibitions, etc.

    Good luck.

    #2 Posted: 20/8/2010 - 02:30

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    For books, google "Steven Pettifor" : he is a Bangkok resident who has written extensively about Thai art and the Thai art scene. Should be a good starting point.

    #3 Posted: 20/8/2010 - 08:48

  • divejunkie

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    I only know one book; "Indonesian contemporary art now" by Marc Bollansee and Enin Supriyanto. If you happen to be in Jakarta, go to 'Jakarta Art District' in Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Lower Ground. Check it out;
    Hope it helps!

    #4 Posted: 29/9/2010 - 22:44

  • glomer

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    There is also a very lively contemporary art scene in Yogyakarta. The Indonesian Visual Art Archive is a good resource.

    #5 Posted: 30/9/2010 - 01:03

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