An Evening with the Thai Art Archives, Bangkok / New York Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 Join us at ICI for an evening with Gregory Galligan, Ph.D., Director/Founder of the THAI ART ARCHIVES, Bangkok, who will present the TAAs founding story, recent development, and future projects. TAA (f. 2010) is Thailands first independent archives to focus on recovering, studying, documenting, and exhibiting to the public the valuable ephemeraincluding official and personal documents, sketches, notebooks, diaries, photography, and printed matterof Thailands modern and contemporary masters. Now entering its third year at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the TAA continues to raise public awareness of the historical significance of Thailands modern and contemporary artistic heritage with a dynamic program of public and educational events, micro exhibitions, cataloguing of special projects, and international collaborations. In October 2012, TAA and ICI forged a new, exciting relationship in agreeing to partner on special projects and programs periodically in New York and Bangkok beginning in 2013. Galligan is currently in New York to open his exhibition THRESHOLDS: Contemporary Thai Art, at Sundaram Tagore Gallery (February 28April 6), which brings together six case studies as a means to present to a New York audience some of the most progressive work being done by some of the most accomplished Thai artists of the current moment. He will speak on the events leading up to the founding of the TAA, its non-profit mission, attendant challenges and successes, institutional development, curatorial vision, special projects and exhibitions, and outlook for the future. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with THAI ART ARCHIVES in the subject field. For more information, please contact ICIs Public Programs & Research Coordinator Misa Jeffereis at email@example.com.
Gregory Galligan: Thai Art Archives
February 28, 2013- - February 28, 2013 @ ICI Curatorial Hub
Recording and cataloging “historically important ephemera of Thailand’s modern and contemporary masters” is the Thai Art Archive’s main aim. by Max Crosbie-Jones BANGKOK — Old buildings don’t have it easy in Bangkok, a city seemingly too preoccupied with erecting sleek new towers to bother much with cultural heritage preservation. Given this lay of the land […]