The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) will have the presentation of Somsuda Piamsumrit of the Jim Thompson Art Center (JTAC) in Bangkok on April 19, Friday, 3-4 pm at Room A900, Ground Floor of the School of Design and Arts (SDA). The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations required.
Many know Jim Thompson as an American businessman who has an important place in the history of the Thai silk industry. The Jim Thompson Art Center, located in the Jim Thompson House, holds exhibitions so as “to nurture artistic activities and create public awareness” of contemporary art. Somsuda Piamsumrit, a member of the curatorial staff and education program coordinator of the JTAC, will give a presentation on the JTAC’s artistic activities as well as their promotion and marketing strategies.
The MCAD Platform series focuses on various practices in engaging with contemporary art, activating spaces and audiences for such engagements locally, within the region and internationally. Apart from creating awareness of the work done by others, this MCAD Platform series reiterates the place of contemporary art in creating opportunities for imaginatively seeing the present and the future, and participating in their construction.
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The School of Design and Arts is a 14-storey academic complex located along P. Ocampo (formerly Vito Cruz) Street, about 350 meters from the Taft campus of DLS-CSB. SDA offers courses and programs in Production Design, Dance, Arts Management, Multimedia Arts, Music Production, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Technical Theater, and Fashion Design and Merchandising.