Montien Boonma (Thailand)
Sala of the Mind, 1995-96
Steel, graphite, sound and battery
Four pieces, 270 x 100 x 100 cm. each
Collection of the artist
Montien Boonma (born 1953) is a native of Bangkok
who now teaches there at Chulalongkorn University.
A Buddhist who is concerned with the adaptation of
religious values to current culture, he has received inter-
national recognition for his assemblages and installation
pieces related to Buddhist rituals and the search for
identity, which have been shown in Bangkok; Fukuoka
and Tokyo, Japan; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Brisbane,
Australia; and Istanbul, Turkey.