Destination: Still Unknown Pramuan Burusphat: A Retrospective
Zhuang Wubinand and Manit Sriwanichpoom
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Graduating with a MFA in photography from the North Texas State University in 1979, Pramuan taught art history and printmaking at Srinakharinwirot University from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, he became a founding member of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University. From 1984 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1994, he headed the Department of Visual Arts at the faculty. In 1983, he pioneered the first BFA programme in photography in Thailand. Many of his students are now accomplished artists, photographers and educators. Since 1998, Pramuan has relocated to New Zealand. Since the late 70s, AjarnPramuan has displayed a rare commitment towards photography as his medium-of-choice in his artistic practice. A pioneer of conceptual photography in Thailand, his work also incorporates collage and drawing.
Pramuan’s usage of photography is different from the salon photographers and the photojournalists. He enjoys experimenting with different photographic processes and printing technologies, creating imageries informed by his personal experiences. Pramuansees photography as a way to connect and dialogue with the global community of artists and photographers. Since the 90s, Pramuan has also been thinking about the artist’s role in wastage and consumption (through the making of art), prompting him to shift his work in a new direction. In many ways, he is constantly ahead of the curve.
Event Date: 21 January - 26 February 2017
Location: Studio, 4th floor
Arts Network Exhibition department
Thai Language, English
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Exhibitions, Contemporary art, Photographs, Photography of art
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