Exciting times over at the ICA (yes, we are obsessed). It is Singapore Season, which is a celebration of the booming contemporary art scene in all of Southeast Asia. The entire building is being taken over, famous Asian artists are in residence, there is performance, films, talks, workshops, music – they have it all.
A special event is occurring on the weekend that Londonist got word of; the only problem is that spaces are very limited. It is an art education workshop led by Sakarin Krue-on entitled "Ancient Technologies: Thai Traditional Painting" that will run for three days 5-7 March from noon to 6 pm (Yes we know, that is a big time commitment, but wait until you hear the details). Sakarin is the director of the Thai Traditional Art Department at Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Participants will prepare a panel or wall which they will work on over several days and will learn how to prepare paints, pigments, and gold leaf for application and ornament.
Unbelievable! We are looking into freeing up the 18 hours in our schedule to take part in what could very well be a piece of artwork that ends up being displayed at the ICA. If you would like to participate contact Claire Lloyd via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.