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The Imperative Landscape for The Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai 2023

Zen Teh presents The Imperative Landscape (2014) and (2023) for this edition of Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai 2023. The Imperative Landscape (2023): Astronomical Alignments is an immersive installation comprising of 300 hanging ceramic pieces, photographic elements, mirrors, sculpted lighting and meditation seats, a synthesis of Zen Teh's research and interpretation of Thai spirituality.

This page presents selected supporting materials derived from Zen Teh's 45-days of research and site-studies on Thai spirituality and mountain topography in Chiang Rai in 2023. More than her recent research immersion, this project marks 10 years of return after Zen Teh's first artist-in-residence in Chiang Rai in 2013. 


This project is commissioned by Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai 2023 and supported by The National Arts Council Singapore.

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