Monday, December 13, 2010

Mahākād Art Festival - Epic Arts in the Market

To mark the 100 year anniverary celebrations of Chiang Mai’s historical Warorot Market, known locally as Kad Luang. Internationally acclaimed Thai artist and Chiang Mai native, Navin Rawanchaikul has initiated a first of its kind community‐based arts festival namely the “Mahākād”. In collaboration with various guest artists and community groups, reflected in its multi‐cultural title that references the ancient Indian epic, Mahābhārata, this festival aims to promote awareness of the local identities and their unique cultures. Incorporating newly conceived artworks by Navin Production Studio and an associated exhibition presenting a faithfully preserved and documented history of Chiang Mai’s past. In reflection a contemporary photographer will create a visual dialogue between the senior photographers and insights collected from youth workshops with local government schools a universities.

Festival Dates: December 25, 2010 – February 6th 2011 (daily 9am – 6pm, free admission)
Kad Luang market place
within walking distance to the surrounding neighborhood (detailed map of all project sites will be provided)
Mahākād Festival Information Centre at Luang Anusarnsunthorn Residence (The WhiteBuilding), at the eastside junction of Narawat Bridge opposite Buddhastan (Buddhist Association) on Thapae Road. Here you can pick up walking tour map of all the exhibition venues. (closed Mondays)

For Festival information, general inquiries please contact;
comments: ...Thank-you again with my friend Sophie and my daugther Manon we also enjoyed visiting the Mahakad Festival. Thank you for giving us the informations... It was really interesting to explore this market. Susanne

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