Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98
With main essays by David Teh, additional texts by Patrick D. Flores, May Adadol Ingawanij and Rosalind C. Morris, an introduction by Teh and David Morris and contributions from other writers and participating artists.
Founded on an ethos of friendship, and emerging amidst a regional constellation of artists’ initiatives and independent spaces, the series of festivals known as Chiang Mai Social Installation staged contemporary art within everyday city life. From temples and cemeteries to libraries, the town square, and even a dental clinic, these artist-led interventions present a self-funded, anarchic alternative to Southeast Asia’s subsequently expanding biennial culture while also marking the emergence of a wider contemporary moment. The first comprehensive publication on these projects, this book presents extensive photographic documentation alongside a multivocal account by its participants. David Teh’s main essay offers detailed contextualisation and analysis, and is complemented by contributions from Patrick D. Flores, May Adadol Ingawanij, Rosalind C. Morris and other writers and participating artists.
The Exhibition Histories series investigates exhibitions that have shaped the way contemporary art is experienced, made and discussed.