What’s Contemporary Art?

The Japan Foundation Bangkok and Jim Thompson Art Center, in cooperation with Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) and the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture are cohosting a public talk entitled ‘Why Biennale/Triennale? What’s Contemporary Art?’ at the Auditorium, M Floor (Front Building), TCDC from 13:30 – 15:30 on Saturday 3 November 2018.

The art scene in Bangkok has been flourishing the past decade. A plethora of art galleries dealing in contemporary art have opened their doors and at least three festive events named ‘Triennale’, ‘Biennale’ or ‘Biennial’ related to contemporary art have been held in Thailand this year.

At this crucial juncture witnessing the rapid growth and expansion of the country’s art scene, the talk will explore such fundamental questions as “Why Bien/Triennale?”, “What’s Contemporary Art?” through a panel discussion by eminent art professionals from Thailand and Japan.

Why Biennale Triennale?

"Why Bien/Triennale?”, “What’s Contemporary Art?”


Ms. Gridthiya Gaweewong

Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center / International Curator for Gwangju Biennale 2018


Mr. Fram Kitagawa

General Director Echigo-Tsumari Triennale / Setouchi Triennale

Ms. Yuko Hasegawa

Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts

Admission is free but advanced reservation is highly recommended via booking_acd@jfbkk.or.th