Saturday, May 2, 2009

About Mit Jai-Inn

Mit Jai-Inn (b.  1960, Thailand) is the founder of the Chiang Mai Social Installation (CMSI) in the early nineties. The CMSI was a non-commercial art space that evolved as a direct refusal of neo-liberalist trends to appropriate Thai-ness and Buddhist iconography for commercial reasons. Another main objectives of the CMSI was to liberate art from the gallery and incorporate it into the city of Chiang Mai. Differing forms of art were presented inside the ancient walls of Chiang Mai, on the canals, in Buddhist temples as well as cemeteries. Mit has participated in Tropical Nights: Lost in Paradise at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006). His most recent solo exhibition are 11:11 Freedom from the Known at Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Mai (2009) and Don't Be Happy. Do Be Worried: Fifteenth Anniversay of Worrying About: Global Climate Change/ Shifting World Views/ Social Collapse/ Cult of Bourgeois Rectitude/ Chiang Mai Social Installation Project. Art is Over at Ver Gallery, Bangkok (2007). Today he lives and works in Lamphun province with his wife, Pen Pakata, who he still considers to be a beautiful young poet. 

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