Womanifesto II, Bangkok
Critical Art Practice in Asia, Bangkok
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Womanifesto II, Bangkok
Sunday Galerie, Sunday Plaza, Chatuchat Weekend Market, Bangkok
28th Feb. 1999, Sunday at 17.00hr ( 5.00 pm )
An IFIMA cooperation with the Womanifesto II, Bangkok
coordinated by Jay Koh
A talk given by Ms Inge
Broska on the histroy, work and projects
of the Frauen Museum in Bonn, Germany ( founded 1981 ). This is the first
women museum in the world and it show the historical and contemporary
art projects from the perspective of the women and organised by women.
Ms. Inge Broska, a managing executive of the museum will also introduce
art projects of the artist group "Zart und Zackig".
Sponsor: Goethe Institut, Bangkok
Women Beyond Borders, Graz/Austria
This mailart project consisting of 180 objects contributed by artists
from 15 countries are presented in showcases in a train that travel from
Graz/Austria to St.Petersburg/GUS through Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania,
Latvia, Estonia, Belarus. This is a production of a virtual and real journey
that cross 8 borders moderated by Ms
Veronika Dreier, Ms Doris Jauk-Hinz and Ms Eva Ursprung.
Organisation: W.A.S.- Women Art Support, WAS´s
Veronika Dreier, Ms
Doris Jauk-Hinz, Ms
Sponsors: Ministery of Foreign Affairs, Austria * Women Dept., City of
Graz * Art Council, Graz
Global Misunderstandings, Regensburg/Germany
This international project initiated by Ms.
R. H. Schmid
as a contribution to Womanifesto II, Bangkok. The artist
believe that there is a large global misunderstandings in our daily communication,
using the medium languages in form of writtings on paper to visualise on
this issue. This project has the aim to continue this form of dialogue till
the next Womanifesto.
Organisation: Kunst Knoten e.V., Regensburg/Germany
Sponsor: Women Dept., City of Regensburg* Art Council, Regensburg
Critical Art Practice
FCCT ( Foreign Correspondence Club Thailand )
Penthouse, Maneeya Centre, 518/5 Ploenchit Rd, Bangkok 10330
5th March 1999, Friday at 1900hr( 7.00 pm )
Critical Art in Thailand - a constructive dialogue with the West
An IFIMA cooperation with the FCCT coordinated by Jay Koh
Moderator: Kraisak Choonhavan - Adviser to
the Governor of BMA ( Bangkok Metropolitan Administration) and Head of
Bangkok Art Centre Project
Panel: Chumpon Apisuk - Art-activist, co-founder
of Concrete House, Long term social and cultural projects like the "Naam
Chewit" and "Empower"
Thanom Chapakdee - Art Lecturer, Art Critic
and U-Kabat member( his MA thesis is on " Ideology and Contemporary Art
in Thailand, 1950 -1990" )
Michael Shaowanasai - Artist, Project 304
Jay Koh - Artist ( founder of arting
and IFIMA. www.arting.com )
text to this discussion
Performance: Mongkol Plienbangchang, Paisan Plienbangchang,
Vasan Sitthiket - Artists and U-Kabat members
Writeup: In view of the prevail of eurocentric criteria being use by western
journalism. Art and culture activists will like to take this opportunity
to enter into a constructive dialogue with journalists from the west.
This is inline with the present effort to initiate an awareness for openess
and democracy in Thailand and in Asean using the medium of critical art
Some of the points that we'll bring up are the:
1)The doctrine of Culture supremacy
2)The Hybrid Culture in Thailand
3)The prevalent of Eurocentric criteria
4)Open dialogue with western journalists
5)To create a cooperation to set up a forum for constructive critism.
*U-Kabat Group - the most famous and oldest
artist group in Thailand dealing with social and environmental issues.
*Concrete House - art centre for social art
- art organisation network in asia and europe.
Founded IFIMA ( International Forum Inter-Media
*Bangkok Art Centre Project
*Project 304 - a production gallery