Bangkok Exhibition: Thai artist Montien Boonma

Bangkok Exhibition Montien Boonma

Bangkok Exhibition: Thai artist Montien Boonma

On the occasion of the would-be 60th birthday of the internationally renowned Thai artist Montien Boonma (1953–2000), the Jim Thompson Art Center, the Thai Art Archives, and the Estate of Montien Boonma are delighted to announce an unprecedented collaborative Bangkok exhibition Montien Boonma: Unbuilt / Rare Works, from 11 April through 31 July 2013, at the Jim Thompson Art Center.  Admission is free.

The Bangkok exhibition was developed in cooperation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Director of International Projects & Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Serpentine Gallery, London.

The exhibition celebrates the profound influence of Montien Boonma on current and future generations. The show brings to light some 60 original drawings rarely, or never before seen by the public, and newly uncovered archival ephemera, such as documents, notebooks, sketchbooks, printed matter, photographs, video footage, and related materials that have recently come to light through the collaboration of the Jim Thompson Art Center, the Thai Art Archives, and the Estate of Montien Boonma. The Bangkok exhibition will be complemented by a program of guided tours and educational programs, as well as an educational conference and a scholarly catalogue.

The exhibition is, in part, one of several culminating events of the Thai Art Archives’s “Montien Boonma Project,” first launched in 2010 with the aid of 150,000 THB provided by the James H. W. Thompson Foundation for facilitating new research and locate formerly lost or unknown archival ephemera — a goal recently aided by the generous cooperation of the Estate of Montien Boonma.

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