Select Books is pleased to invite you to the second talk in the imag(in)e sea series. imag(in)e sea #002, by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, titled Thai Photography: Between Reality and Ambiguity, will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:30pm.
imag(in)e sea #002: Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani
Thai Photography: Between Reality and Ambiguity
Since its appearance during the time of King Monkut (Rama IV), photography in Thailand has been adopted as a medium receptive to selected realities, being one of the means to authenticate and dignify the royalty. In the contemporary era, the axis has shifted from the pure representation of the monarchs to the representation of the nation, intended as the search for national, social and global identities.
Shifting between issues of cultural belonging and Thainess to universal preoccupations and communal spaces, Thai photographers question the essence of photography by exploring its inherent ambiguity—or multiplicity—in the representation of reality.
About Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani
Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani has a Master degree in Asian Art Histories and is currently a part-time lecturer at LASALLE College of The Arts. She writes for several university journals in Singapore, art magazines and symposium publications. As an independent curator for commercial and institutional spaces in Singapore and Bangkok, she works mainly with young and emerging artists from Thailand and Singapore.
Her academic and curatorial focus revolves mostly around Contemporary Art in Thailand.