TOPIC: The question that continues to come up is how is this art related to art within certain locations and communities and to art in most art museums that we would consider international? How do artists who work in styles or contexts that can be related to international artists (should we call them Western artists) able to present at the same time their art as reflecting their own linguistic, ethnic, national identities? As far as most people within a certain culture is itmodern traditional art that resonates with them, and can best define a national art that is completely cut off from international art?
We have seen modern and contemporary art in Thailand and Burma.
*There is modern traditional art. The examples we studied were at Wat Thai in Los Angeles and the Nat Shrines in Burma and the Schwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon. *There is modern art by various Southeast Asian artists for sale in an action catalogue. *There is the art of the Thai artist Kamol Tassananchalee who works in Los Angeles and Thailand.
Choose one（or more）of these conundrums and explain it。You need to be specific in your discussion。You are not expected to have definitive answers to these problems You are to present them with examples。You can use quotes from the readings that I uploaded。You are explaining the problem and suggesting some possible explanations