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Special Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair with Offer of Refugee Art

23 March, 2019 - 24 March, 2019


Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Three kinds of books are displayed:

  • New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia including Silkworm Books from Thailand, ISEAS from Singapore and Yayasan Pustaka Obor from Indonesia.
  • New and used books that are double to those of SEA Junction’s Library. They include books in Thai, English and Indonesian on various issues related to Southeast Asia and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)
  • Few literature and development-related works from outside the region that have been donated to SEA Junction for the purpose of the fair.

All donations for the books contribute to SEA Junction’s functioning and activities.

This month the fair occurs during the exhibition “Inside Out; Bodimaps of Bangkok Refugees” organized by SEA Junction in collaboration with TIFA Foundation on 19-31 March on the curve wall of the 4th floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) exposing bodymap paintings done by urban refugees living in Bangkok. The so-called “bodymap” paintings are self-representations of each painter. They were made starting with the drawing of a real-life outline of the artist’s body. Then memories, and hopes were painted onto the paper and the bodymaps have become a life-sized documentation of the refugees in between past and future. We take this occasion to also showcase the work of Asmeret, an urban woman refugee from Eritrea currently living in Bangkok. Her paintings while in detention and thereafter will be on offer for relatively modest minimum donations, in the hope to raise funds and help Asmeret to cover her living costs while in Thailand.

The event is free, but donations are most welcome to enable SEA Junction to continue its activities and keep events accessible to the public.

Panting by Asmeret (sold)

For information/reservation for our events please email southeastasiajunction@gmail.com or phone/wa: +66970024140

About SEA Junction, OUR Venue on Southeast Asia 

SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org and join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693055870976440/

Panting by Asmeret


23 March, 2019
24 March, 2019
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SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC
939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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