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The Adventure of Sinxay

The Adventure of Sinxay
Hooptam Laos-Thai (Lao-Thailand) 'The Adventure of Sinxay' 2018 mixed-technique 15 x 3.80 m. Collection of the Artists

This artist collective brings together painters from Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand and Laos to work on mural painting (hooptam) inspired by the epic Lao literature Sang Sinxay. Sharing indigenous literature of heroic deeds by a teenager who goes on a quest to rescue his aunt Soumountha abducted by the demon Nyak Koumphan, the storytelling is related to Buddhist lessons, local wisdom and myth. Hooptam Laos-Thai consists of Thai artists Songwit Pimpakun, Tanupon En-on, Home-Sawan Umansap and artists from Laos, Tiane Vilayphonechith and Amphonesouk Phaysourine who are accompanied with morlam, Laos-Thai musicians who chant songs of this famous literature. For Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, the group reinterprets the journey of Sang Sinxay from Vientiane across the Mekhong River to Bangkok with encounters of super heroes, demons and soldiers.

 

 

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HOOPTAM LAOS-THAI

HOOPTAM LAOS-THAI

LAOS / THAILAND