Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆


RAM Talk: Movies and Media Culture of Thailand RAM 讲座:泰国电影与传媒文化

Event Information

Date: 16 December 2017
Time: 11:00 12:30
Venue: MEM Art Space, No.185 Yuanmingyuan Road, 2F
Speaker: Chen Xiaoda
Language: Chinese


日期: 2017年 12月 16日
时间: 11:00 12:30
场馆: 场馆: 上海洛克·外滩源兰心MEM艺术空间,圆明园路185号二楼(由兰心咖啡厅入)
主讲人: 陈晓达
语言: 中文

Since its establishment in 2013, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists has been committed to powerful experiments in the practice of art and creative thinking by supporting the resolution of new cultural challenges in Asia as well as encouraging diversity in aesthetic judgments, thoughts and cultures. Compared with other Southeast Asian cultures, Thailand’s culture is better known among Chinese people due to its wide representation in films, music and architecture.

In this talk, Chen Xiaoda, the China-side President of Confucius Institute at Phuket, Prince of Songkla University, and Associate Professor at the School of Film and Television Art & Technology, Shanghai University (SHU), will share with the audience his research findings, the history of Thailand’s film development, case study of some classic Thai films and the latest data of the country’s film industry, to unearth the unique characteristics of Thai films.

Since around 2000, Thai films have become an increasingly significant player in the Chinese market, represented by its horror films and teen films. For example, the latest teen film Bad Genius was a massive hit and inspired heated discussion of the genre. In the context of globalization, how did Thai films, facing influences of foreign cultures, succeed in fostering a distinct national image different from other Asian countries by combining narrative filmmaking with traditional culture? What are the unique spatial narrative strategies deployed in different genres of Thai films, such as the horror film? The speaker will analyze Thai films from different perspectives, such as psychology and sociology, to answer these questions.

“HUGO BOSS亚洲新锐艺术家大奖”就致力于推动艺术实践与创造性思考,支持亚洲的全新文化挑战,鼓励审美、思想与文化的多样性。在东南亚各国里,泰国的文化通过电影、音乐以及建筑风貌等各种形式为国人所熟知。