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Logan Lecture: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Denver Art Museum, April 9

 

Date: April 9, 2014Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thailand-based artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is widely regarded as one of the leading video artists in Southeast Asia. For twenty-five years she has created work that examines the rituals and communication inherent in the human condition.  Her lecture coincides with her solo exhibition in the FuseBox.

The exhibition Two Planets and Village and Elsewhere: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is a selection of recent video work that examines art and how the viewer interacts with a work of art.  Araya has placed reproductions of iconic Western paintings in villages, markets, and Buddhist temples in Thailand and invited people from the community to respond to the works. While these videos show the convergence of different worlds—East and West, high art and everyday life—they also convey universal similarities in the human condition such as curiosity, humor, and joy.

Araya was born 1957 in Trad, Thailand. She lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  She received her MFA from Silpakorn University, Bangkok, in 1986. Her work has been the subject of many important solo and group exhibitions, including recently the California Pacific Triennial and Documenta 13 in Kassel. Her work has been regularly featured in international biennials; she represented Thailand at the Venice Biennale (2005) and was featured in the Sydney Biennale (2010 and 1996).

The lecture will begin at 7 pm in the Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building. Doors open at 6:15 pm.

Tickets are $8 students and DAM volunteers, $12 DAMC members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 others.

Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group.

Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-013

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