Biography is a kind of history, once it is written it memorialises the individual in time and place; the subject not only acquires an enduring afterlife, but the genre is midwife to his or her transition. Of course some subjects and some biographies, like any historical figure, last better than others.
The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is pleased to present a lecture by Dr Apinan Poshyananda, former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. For his contribution to international art, he was conferred knight by the governments of Sweden, Italy and France. Co-presented with Keir Foundation, this is the first lecture in our new series of ‘Keir Lectures on Art’.
To celebrate its twentieth birthday, on 4 November Sydney’s 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art will stage a major symposium event Twenty Years at the University of Sydney with support from the Power Institute, the Asian Australian Studies Research Network and the China Studies Centre.