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HOOPTAM LAOS-THAI

This artist collective brings together painters from Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand and Laos to work together on ancient religious mural paintings, ‘Hooptam.’ Depicted in Hooptam are Buddhist lessons and philosophies as well as local wisdoms and cultures of the region.  Hooptam Laos-Thai consists of Thai artists, Assistant Professor Songwit Phimpakan, Tanupon En-on, Home-Sawan Umansap and artists from Laos PDR, Tiane Vilayphonechith and Amphonesouk Phaysourine. At Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, the group will reinterpret Sangsilpachai, a work of ancient literature that the Mae Khong riverfront regions of Thailand and Laos have long shared into a 15.50-meter painting.