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Ethnography, Art and Creative Spaces in Laos

January 7, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , ,

Laos is a country that respects its traditions and handicrafts. Throughout the country, visitors can witness a rich heritage of arts and crafts in villages and walking the streets of Luang Prabang. Lao people preserve these ancient forms of art as well as modern art in various museums. Khiri Travel Laos would like to introduce a few of the intriguing venues.

 

i:cat Gallery, Luang Prabang

i:cat gallery, situated in the heart of Luang Prabang, opened in 2009. Exhibitions and events have included visual art, music, poetry, film, clothing design, installations, and fundraising exhibitions. Over four years i:cat gallery has been supported and inspired by artists with a diversity of ideas, stemming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds. It is definitely a place to seek out while in Luang Prabang.

 

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center, Luang Prabang

This museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the traditional arts and lifestyles of Laos’ diverse ethnic groups. Besides being a museum, the center is also a resource center. It engages in many community activities. It supports ethnic minorities such as the Akha, Hmong, Kmhmu and Tai Dam. We like the museum for its promotion of Lao cultural heritage.

 

Project Space, Luang Prabang

Project Space is a meeting point and an exhibition space for artists in Luang Prabang. It is an initiative of Jean-Pierre Dovat, interior architect and designer, and Rik Gadella, publisher and creator of initiatives such as Paris Photo and the Pha Tad Ke botanical garden. On display are precious objects, furniture and fabrics. The studio also has an educational objective. It tries to create a bridge between Lao handicrafts and the world of art. The building has three floors and a rooftop terrace. It hosts several exhibitions per year in its studio, rooftop terrace and four exhibition rooms.

For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected].

 

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