THE "JOYFUL KHAEN, JOYFUL DANCE" :
AN EXHIBITION OF MOLAM MUSIC & PERFORMANCES FROM ISAN, NORTH-EASTERN THAILAND
Jim Thompson Art Center
Oct. 2014 - Mar. 2015
The Morlam exhibition aim to investigate and reconsider the development of Morlam culture and its relationship to Thai social history. This exhibition features the instruments and other materials used for Morlam performances from the past up until the present such as Khaen (mouth organ), phin (Isan lute), drums, text or lyrics by the singer, photographs, videos and also music, cassette tapes, compact discs and vinyl records. The narration of the exhibition is divided into three parts and will include the history of Morlam, its Thai social context during the cold war and how it has been influenced by global, social, political and economic trends.
In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be various events and activities related to Morlam with participation by Morlam artists, experts and other participants every month throughout the exhibition.
Director + Exhibition Designer | Jiro Endo [SUPERSWEET]
Exhibition Designer | Woraya Boonyapanachoti [SUPERSWEET]