Artists offer perspectives on old problems

photo courtesy of KARIN MONGKONPHAN

Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai is holding "Errata", which serves as a manifestation of errata in Thai modern and contemporary art history, until Nov 1.

This collaborative show encompasses works from 38 artists and four archives, derived from a dialogue between the four collections of partners from four countries -- Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum, Nationalgalerie-Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and Singapore Art Museum.

It is the first in the four exhibition series under the "Collecting Entanglements And Embodied Histories" project, which explores how interwoven histories within nation-building processes, individual identity formation and their embodiment are reflected in artistic works and their exhibition history.

The exhibition offers alternative perspectives of small narratives to counter and contest constructed historiography in the regional and global social and geopolitical context. It also traces the history of exhibitions, art movements and collectives in the region and beyond.

Featured in the show are small narrative artistic practices of performance art, media-based works and multidisciplinary works especially from artists, particularly women, who use their bodies and cameras to encapsulate and embody the entangled histories.

Viewers will discover the role of contemporary artists as archeologists to excavate untold history and propose the rewritten versions.

The art museum is located in San Kamphaeng district of Chiang Mai and opens Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 6pm. Entry fee is 150 baht (100 baht for students and seniors).


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