Prestige (Thailand)



Until July 25

The Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) presents a career-spanning exhibition of the late Damrong Wong-uparaj, who in 1999 was awarded the title ‘National Artist’ (painting category). Entitled ‘A Retrospect­ive of Versatilit­y & Discipline’, the show features 70 paintings and prints, displayed alongside academic essays and video interviews with the artist’s classmates, colleagues, family, and collectors. By the time of his death in 2002, Damrong’s career had spanned over four decades, with much of that time spent dedicated to the developmen­t and progress of Thai art. Aside from his primary role as a multi-disciplina­ry artist, he was also a teacher and lecturing professor, as well as a writer, curator, art conservato­r, and director for art centres. He further honed his skills working at an internatio­nal level, with significan­t time spent in the UK, USA, and Japan, amongst others.

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