Image: Sunthorn Meesri, bot bat sommut (role), 1993. Performance at Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai as part of the second Chiang Mai Social Installation. Courtesy Uthit Atimana and Gridthiya Gaweewong.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

1pm to 3pm

Please join us for an open editorial workshop with David Teh, discussing the ninth book in Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series, which will take Chiang Mai Social Installation (1992–98) as a focus for critical histories of contemporary art in Southeast Asia.

This event follows up on a conference co-convened by David Teh, Afterall and the University of Melbourne in November 2016: ‘Regions of the Contemporary – Transnational Art Festivals and Exhibitions in 1990s Southeast Asia’.

David Teh is a curator and researcher based at the National University of Singapore. His essays have appeared in AfterallThird TextARTMargins and Theory, Culture and Society, and his book Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary was published this year by MIT Press. His most recent curatorial project, Misfits: Pages from a loose-leaf modernity, is showing at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin until 3 July.

This event is convened by the Exhibitions: Histories, Practices research group at Central Saint Martins and is open to all. If you would like to come along please email Lucy Steeds:

Room KX M306
Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA