Established in 2008, 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit is a community art project and conceptual museum that is involved in the conversion of body and mind into a place for artistic engagement. The museum dedicates itself to subjective values of truth, virtue, beauty, knowledge and personal experience, which are all listed under what founder Kamin Lertchaiprasert calls ‘spiritual aesthetics’. The projects done by Lertchaiprasert depend on the space and time in which they take place and aim to help attendees gain awareness of the creative value they each possess.
Collaborating with a variety of organisations and individuals, 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit has presented a number of workshops, including 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit in Bangkok (Land of Smiles), Poh-Chang Academy of Art, Bangkok (2018); Inner World, 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2013); Non-Being by Itself, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (2013); Around the World, 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit, Chiang Mai (2012); Water and Land, Niigata Art Festival, Niigata, Japan (2012); Kamin Lertchaiprasert—31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit (A Laboratory), Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011); Container of Cultural Station, 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit, Chiang Mai (2009) and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2008).
Lertchaiprasert holds a bachelor’s degree in printmaking from the Department of Printmaking, Painting and Sculpture at Silpakorn University, Bangkok (1987). Born in 1964 in Lop Buri, Thailand, he currently lives and works in Chiang Mai.
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