Visual Art Faculty Rirkrit Tiravanijia Screens His Feature Film Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours at The Museum of Modern Art
Hailed by The New York Times as "visually sumptuous" and by The Village Voice as "awesome" as the film "inspires legitimate awe," The Museum of Modern Art will be showing a limited through July 21, 2012:
2011. Thailand/Mexico. Directed by Rirkrit Tiravanija. In Tiravanija’s second feature, Lung Neaw, a retired farmer, lives in a tranquil village in Chiang Mai, far from the recent political turmoil in Bangkok. At a moment when many people are demanding equality, opportunity, and democracy, we see in Lung Neaw an existence marked by compassion for his environment and his fellow villagers. The film offers a contemplative look at one man’s humble dialogue with his surroundings. In Thai; English subtitles. 154 min.