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Silpakorn Art Centre – Behind The Painting
September 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pmOctober 10, 2015 @ 11:55 pm ICTFree
Silpakorn Art Centre – Behind the Painting
“Behind the Painting,” the famed novel of Sri Burapha (Kulap Saipradit), was written in 1937 to relate the tragic romance between Nopporn, a Thai student studying in Japan, and Mom Rajawongse Kirati, a beautiful young lady and progeny of a noble family in Thailand. Kirati escorted Choakhun Atikanbodi, her noble and aged husband, to Japan for a business trip and her feelings were thrown into conflict when she ran into Nopporn who was entrusted by Chaokhun to take care of her. Their love originated from the increasing intimacy and they both fell in love with each other. However, their romance was not possible due to their differing social statuses and ages, thereby resulting in the tragic love story later on. As this novel is apparently embedded with literature values and art which was revealed through the captivating story and beautiful words, it has been popularly
In 2014, Chulayarnnon was invited to participate in the Artist Residence Program at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) in Japan for two months to produce art works for the exhibition of MEDIA/ART KITCHEN AOMORI -Politics of Humor and Play, co-organized by ACAC and Asia Center, the Japan Foundation. Inspired by the novel and his interest to reread the novel, he attempted to overlay this historical novel with the contemporary circumstances to trace and compare each other to seek the joint of story intertwined by the past and the present. Also, Chulayarnnon sought for what was left between the lines which might have been overlooked or hidden “Behind the Painting” by presenting his work through the combination of painting, literature, acting and film.
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September 11 (Friday) at 7.00 p.m.
Art Centre, Silpakorn University
31 Na Phra Lan Raod, Phra Borommaharatchawang, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
TEL +66-2-221-3841, 623-6155 Ext. 11418, 11419