Japan Foundation Bangkok

The Breathing of Maps

 

The Japan Foundation Asia Center together with MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum and Jim Thompson Art Center will present “The Breathing of Maps,” a series of events based on Thongchai Winichakul, a Thai historian, term of “geo-body”. The project had been held in Yamaguchi, Tokyo, and finally will be coming to Chiang Mai and Bangkok as its final destination. This project examines the social transformations occurring in the layers of time that lie between maps as it explores the “living geo-bodies” shaped by the ongoing accumulation of human activity.

 

The program will include lecture and lecture performance by artists and researchers from Southeast Asia and Japan based on their own unique research into the history, culture, politics, economics, folkways, and other social phenomena of their respective countries.

 

Chiang Mai

Date: January 25 – 30, 2020
Venue: MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
The Wandering Moon Theatre & Depsiri Gallery
Free Admission

 

Bangkok

Date: February 1, 2020
Venue: Ayara Hall, Jim Thomson House
Free Admission

 

Events Schedule

The Breathing of Maps

 

Saturday, 25 January at MAIIAM

13.00- [Special tour]
San Kamphaeng 101 : special temple, food, craft & studio tour
by Gridthiya Gaweewong
*** Reservation is needed. Please see detail in the link. ***
https://www.facebook.com/events/563610704219253/
19.00- [Lecture performance]
An Imperial Sake Cup & I
by Charnvit Kasetsiri
Directed by Ka-ge Teerawat Mulvilai, Nonthawat Numbenchaphol & Anan Krudphet
https://www.facebook.com/events/607522479792410/

 

Sunday, 26 January at MAIIAM

Moderated by Sing Suwannakij
14.00- [Talk]
Map, Mourning and Monument
by Thanavi Chotpradit
https://www.facebook.com/events/617845718983260/
15.00- [Talk]
The 1903 World’s Native Building and Exposition
by Masashi Kohara
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451553931684519/

 

Monday, 27 January at MAIIAM

19.00- [Lecture performance]
Name Laundering
by Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina
https://www.facebook.com/events/1250765648646858/

 

Tuesday, 28 January at The Wandering Moon Theatre & Depsiri Gallery

18.00- [Talk]
Stranger Encounters: Between Ayutthaya and Awamori
by Yudai Kamisato
https://www.facebook.com/events/460999531509437/
20.00- [Lecture performance]
Shadow World
by Monthatip Suksopha
https://www.facebook.com/events/835574360222814/

 

Wednesday, 29 January at MAIIAM

19.00- Lecture performance]
Asia the Unmiraculous
by Ho Rui An
https://www.facebook.com/events/2325299441044031/

 

Thursday, 30 January at MAIIAM

19.00- [Lecture]
The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia
by Ho Tzu Nyen
https://www.facebook.com/events/611971822949327/

 

Saturday, 1 February at Ayara Hall, Jim Thompson House

14.00- [Symposium]
Between Geo-Bodies and the Unforgetting
by Thongchai Winichakul, Irwan Ahmett, Tita Salina, Kumiko Idaka, Mark Teh
https://www.facebook.com/events/510311796506169/

 

** For activities and speakers’ detail: Click Here
** For more information
http//www.jfbkk.or.th/the-breathing-of-maps/?lang=en

https://www.facebook.com/events/3045519618791960/

 

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