Vichitraporn and the Fine Arts of Khon.


By : Thanakan Wongsinwattana


Thammasat University promotes new generation education Learn the fine art of Khon Bring "Khon Khon" both ancient works not less than 100 years old and contemporary works to exhibit more than 100 works. See the 135-year-old "Sai Kumphakorn" and "Head of Ganesha", the work of Kru Chit Kaewduangyai, "Sisatos". Kan Na Thong, Kaew Fang, and "Hua Hanuman Na Pearl", crafted by artisans during the reign of King Rama 6, from March 3 - 25 at the Rajadamnern Contemporary Art Gallery.

On March 3, 2022, Mr. Paramet Ngampichet, Deputy Minister of Culture presided over the opening of the exhibition "Vichitraporn and the Fine Arts of Khon", together with Ms. Lipika Kuenchai, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Cultural Promotion. Executives of the Ministry of Culture Executives of the Thai Case Studies Institute and administrators of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Thammasat University attended on the 2nd floor, Rajadamnern Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangkok.


Mr. Poramate Ngampichet said that the Ministry of Culture has a mission to honor the nation, religion, and monarchy. and the royal family According to the policy of Mr. Ittipol Khunpluem, Minister of Culture by carrying out the work to carry on the wishes of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Her Majesty the Queen The Queen Mother His Majesty has great grace for the conservation and development of "Khon", the national cultural intangible heritage. His Majesty graciously provided the study of relevant information and evidence, such as the performance of Khon in the ancient royal tradition. Ancient Khon costumes as well as develop and promote the performance of Khon to be known internationally and on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the Educational Organization. In 2018, the United Nations Science and Culture Commission (UNESCO) officially recognized Khon as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. by the Department of Cultural Promotion, the Fine Arts Department, and the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, in collaboration with the Thai Khadi Studies Institute and the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Thammasat University organizes the exhibition "Vichitraphon and the Fine Arts of Khon" from 3 - 25 March 2022. You can visit every Tuesday - Sunday from 10.00-19.00 at the Rajadamnern Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangkok, free of charge pay.


Deputy Minister of Culture also said that the exhibition "Vichitraporn and the fine arts of Khon It is organized to present the value of "Khon Khon", both ancient and contemporary works by each ancient artisans who have their own uniqueness in creating their own style of work. At the same time, a new generation of mask craftsmen create new masks and design new costumes. but still based on the patterns that are traditional Thai traditions for future generations to study and learn exquisite art, especially patterns and methods of creating works of the older generation Inspire those who love Khon performances and Thai arts and culture. Inside the exhibition, the ancient Khon Khon is the oldest part of the Khon Mask, which is the “Sai Kumphakarn” with a copper face borrowed from the Museum of Wat Phra Kaew, province. Chiang Rai, 135 years old, "Head of Ganesha", the work of Kru Chit, Kaewduangyai and the legendary head of Khon. Namely, "Head Tosakan with a Golden Face, Kaew Fang" that is kept at the Bureau of Music, Fine Arts Department, and "Sai Hanuman Na Muk", presumably built during the reign of King Rama VI, which originally belonged to the Department of Theater and Entertainment. including ancient Khon ornaments during the reign of King Rama VI, a head-hanging set depicting Ganesha's skull, and an ancient Khon costume set by Phra Chao Worawong Theo. Phra Athit Thiphapha and antique masks, craftsmanship, master class, not less than 100 years old.


In addition, there are also contemporary works on display, such as the design of the original mask by Ajarn Chakrabhand Posayakrit, a national artist. Branch of visual arts (painting) for the year 2000, "The Head of the Hermit Walmiki", the work of Mr. Niran Young Khiao, which the Historian Walmi Ki is the author of the Ramay story. as the first The secret scene of Achan Hatai Bunnag's garden and the important work is Nang Krongthong blanket of the Foundation for the Promotion of Arts and Crafts in Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Her Majesty the Queen which is the restoration of ancient craftsmanship by knitting Pin and insert insect wings over it. It is one of the masterpieces of modern times. including the works of teachers and students from Pohchang College Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Campus Nai Wang Craftsman School (Male) exhibits a total of over 100 works.


Mr. Poramat also said that the integration of cooperation to organize this exhibition is in line with the STI policy in driving the new economic model BCG and pushing the "Soft Power" of Thainess to add value to the creative economy. In addition, this year, SUT has a new vision, namely, “Culture and creativity play a role in the development of Thai economy and society” and change the role to the Ministry of Social Semi-Economic. "Culture of doing good, working, making money" including promoting the continuation Preserving and extending the nation's art and culture sustainably and learning, education, creation and management of cultural knowledge to disseminate knowledge of arts and culture to students For more information, please contact the Cultural Hotline 1765 and find more information at facebook fan page Department of Cultural Promotion , Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, the topic is telling contemporary stories.




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