Hear from artist Nathan Beard about his solo exhibition at PICA, A Puzzlement. Facilitated by PICA Curator Sarah Wall, Nathan will delve into the rich, varied and sometimes mischievous concepts underpinning this major exhibition, including his recent six-month residency at ACME Studios in London, UK, and fascination with Looney Tunes.
During this residency Nathan spent time researching archival collections of Thai artefacts to consider the role and legacy of colonial archives in historically informing and shaping Western visions of Thainess, and the complex intertwining of colonialism, pop culture, and cultural stereotypes.
Chicho Gelato Collaboration
To celebrate the exhibition opening, PICA has partnered with local gelato mavens Chicho Gelato to create a Thai-inspired gelato dessert, featuring coconut sticky rice and mango sorbet.
This new take on a classic Thai dessert will be available during the first two weekends of A Puzzlement, from 29 & 30 October and 5 & 6 November.