During this visit to Thailand, I had the chance to attend TRANSMISSION at The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok. A superb exhibition whose curator David Teh, from the National University of Singapore, gathered together seven contemporary artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia with the purpose of looking into the relationship between tradition and modern art.
This is definitely an interesting dialogue between ancient, modern and contemporary forms of expression. Tradition is not just an inheritance; it’s also a process of translation at the very heart of modernity. Heritage offers us more than just an identity, it provides renewable resources for thinking, feeling and performing.
I just loved it!