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Art Becoming Public

We are exploring situations that productively challenge and refine our understandings of ‘art’, ‘exhibition’ and ‘history’, mindful of what these terms might mean for the present.

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.

Research partners

This research is developed in close relation with Afterall’s Exhibition Histories book series, doctoral students and the Exhibition Studies research master’s programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and with the support of our project partners: Asia Art Archive, based in Hong Kong; the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York; and the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, and documenta institut.