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Montien Boonma

United States

Jonathan Goodman

In an interview in which Thai artist Montien Boonma discusses his grief concerning his wife's death from cancer, he says, 'Whatever we believe in, we create a space there. That space is like a kind of realm. Or as Joseph Beuys put it, thought is a form of sculpture'. Much of Boonma's work has been concerned with his wife, who believed in his art and supported him, raising money for his exhibitions. His powerful 1997 installation, House of Hope, can be seen as a shrine or memorial in which Boonma has begun to turn…

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