“Return to Intimacy,” 2011. Exhibition view at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Courtesy The Art Center at Chulalongkorn University
The Art Center at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s oldest university, was among the first purpose-built contemporary art spaces in Bangkok. The Art Center curates, facilitates, and collaborates on producing art exhibitions with local and international artists and art workers. Past exhibitions have featured leading Thai artists as well as internationally celebrated artists such as Joan Miró, Marina Abramovic, and Nobuyoshi Araki.
While similar to other laboratories within the university, The Art Center is a venue for contemporary artists to experiment, innovate, and challenge previous theories in order to define new ideas. In conjunction with exhibiting well-established, traditional fine art disciplines such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography, The Art Center also strives to be a platform where visual art can extend beyond its tradition and into multidisciplinary areas. For example, scientists may be invited to collaborate with visual artists on a technology-related project, or historians may work with artists to explore new intellectual boundaries.