december 16–31, 2016

Books

  • G. V. Desani, All About H. Hatterr
  • Leonard Cohen, The Favourite Game
  • George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • Iris Murdoch, The Bell
  • Iris Murdoch, The Sandcastle
  • Jace Clayton, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture
  • Chris Kraus, I Love Dick
  • Don DeLillo, Zero K
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer
  • Iris Murdoch, An Unofficial Rose
  • Muriel Spark, Memento Mori

Films

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards

november 16–30, 2016

Books

  • Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine
  • Stanisław Lem, Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, translated by Michael Kandel & Christine Rose
  • Aleksandar Hemon, The Making of Zombie Wars
  • Irish Murdoch, Bruno’s Dream
  • Stanisław Lem, His Master’s Voice, trans. Michael Kandel

Films

  • The Parallax View, dir. Alan J. Pakula
  • Rad der Zeit (Wheel of Time), dir. Werner Herzog
  • Glaube und Währung – Dr. Gene Scott, Fernsehprediger (God’s Angry Man), dir. Werner Herzog
  • Clouds of Sils Maria, dir. Olivier Assayas
  • The Witness, dir. James D. Solomon

november 1–15, 2016

Books

  • Mohsin Hamid, Exit West
  • Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head
  • Georges Simenon, Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett, translated by Daphne Woodward
  • Iris Murdoch, The Flight from the Enchanter
  • Grace Chia, The Cuckoo Conundrum
  • George Szirtes, Singapore Notebook & Blessed Isle
  • Yong Shu Hoong, Right of the Soil
  • Jean Tay, Saint
  • Timothy O’Grady & Anthony Lott, Belfast
  • Ben Watt, Patient: The True Story of a Rare Illness

Exhibits

  • Singapore Biennale, Singapore Art Museum
  • “Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500–1900,” Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Films

  • Into the Inferno, directed by Werner Herzog

october 16–31, 2016

Books

  • Norbert Davis, The Mouse in the Mountain
  • Norbert Davis, Sally’s in the Alley
  • Norbert Davis, Oh, Murderer Mine
  • Jan Morris, Conundrum
  • Italo Calvino, The Non-existent Knight, translated by Archibald Colquhoun
  • Italo Calvino, The Baron in the Trees, trans. Archibald Colquhoun
  • Leonardo Sciascia, The Day of the Owl, trans. Archibald Colquhoun
  • Satyajit Ray, Indigo: Selected Stories, trans. Satyajit Ray & Gopa Majumdar
  • Karan Mahajan, Family Planning
  • Julio Cortázar, From the Observatory, trans. Anne McLean
  • Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs
  • Abraham Merritt, The Face in the Abyss
  • Khushwant Singh, Delhi: A Novel
  • Amit Chaudhuri, A New World

Exhibits

  • Jantar Mantar, Delhi
  • Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Amer
  • City Palace, Jaipur
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Mehrangarh Museum, Jodhpur
  • City Palace, Udaipur
  • Bagore ki Haveli Museum, Udaipur

Films

  • Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, directed by Werner Herzog
  • Caro diario, dir. Nanni Moretti

october 1–15, 2016

Books

  • Italo Calvino, Collection of Sand: Essays, translated by Martin McLaughlin
  • Jonathan Lethem, Gun, with Occasional Music
  • Cesare Pavese, The Moon and the Bonfires, trans. R. W. Flint
  • John Burgess, Temple in the Clouds: Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear
  • Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things
  • Nell Zink, Nicotine
  • Pierre Mac Orlan, A Handbook for the Perfect Adventurer, trans. Napoleon Jeffries

Films

  • Capricorn One, directed by Peter Hyams
  • L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq), dir. Guillaume Nicloux
  • My Scientology Movie, dir. John Dower

Exhibits

  • Angkor National Museum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • “Praiwan Chairat: Opposite Horizon, One Sky,” Jamjuree Art Gallery

september 16–30, 2016

Books

  • Philip K. Dick, The Zap Gun
  • Philip K. Dick, The Simulacrum
  • Philip K. Dick, The Unteleported Man
  • Philip K. Dick, Lies, Inc.
  • Philip K. Dick, Counter-Clock World
  • Christine Chia & Joshua Ip, eds., A Luxury We Cannot Afford: An Anthology of Singapore Poetry
  • Philip K. Dick & Ray Nelson, The Ganymede Takeover
  • Philip K. Dick, Galactic Pot-Healer
  • Philip K. Dick, Nick and the Glimmung
  • Russell Hoban, Turtle Diary
  • Italo Calvino, Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings, translated by Martin McLaughlin
  • Vladimir Nabokov, The Enchanter, trans. Dmitri Nabokov

Films

  • Antonia, directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino
  • Ladies They Talk About, dir. Howard Bretherton & William Keighley,
  • Paisà (Paisan), dir. Roberto Rossellini
  • Anomalisa, dir. Charlie Kaufmann & Duke Johnson
  • Císařův slavík (The Emperor’s Nightingale), dir. Jiří Trnka
  • Kybernetická babička (The Cybernetic Grandma), dir. Jiří Trnka
  • Ruka (The Hand), dir. Jiří Trnka
  • Tsukiji Wonderland, dir. Shôtarô Endô

Exhibits

  • “Northern Land, Southern Seas,” Tang Gallery
  • Angkor Panorama Museum, Siem Reap, Cambodia

calvino in new orleans 

“In short, this is a place that would make you shoot yourself; the only thing to do is act like the Italian professor at the local university, a young man called Cecchetti, about whom I have no idea whether he’s any good as a literary critic, and who in his opinions is very conservative (‘I would not send my children to school with black kids, but not for racial reasons, you know, only for social reasons: the blacks all belong to the lower classes’), but he is someone who does the only intelligent thing to be done to justify the fact of living in America: he plays the stock exchange. Spending the mornings at the local branch of Merrill Lynch, Fenner, Pierce and Smith, following on the ticker-tape the dealings on the New York stock exchange, the fluctuations on the electronic noticeboard, studying the right moment for buying and selling, with the tele-printer in the room displaying the latest news on which to base your dealings, studying the ups and downs of all the major American firms, reading the Wall Street Journal the minute it arrives, that is the only way to live the life of a big capitalistic country in a way that is not passive, it is in fact the real democratic aspiration of America, because even if it does not give you any chance of influencing events, other than speculation on the financial markets, nevertheless it keeps you plugged into the mechanism in its most advanced and active area, and requires constant attention – in this country of frighteningly local and provincial interests – to the whole system.”

(Italo Calvino, “American Diary 1959–1960,” in Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings.)

september 1–15, 2016

Books

  • Philip K. Dick, Eye in the Sky
  • Philip K. Dick, The Game-Players of Titan
  • Philip K. Dick, Dr. Bloodmoney Or How We Got Along after the Bomb
  • Angela Carter, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
  • Halldór Laxness, Under the Glacier, translated by Magnus Magnusson
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Primitive
  • Nicholson Baker, The Fermata
  • Terre Thaemlitz, Nuisance: Writings on Identity Jamming & Digital Audio Production

Films

  • Chandu the Magician, dir. William Cameron Menzies & Marcel Varnel
  • Daisy Kenyon, dir. Otto Preminger
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, dir. Robert Aldrich
  • Into the Abyss, dir. Werner Herzog
  • Unga Sophie Bell (Young Sophie Bell), dir. Amanda Adolfsson
  • They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, dir. Sydney Pollack
  • Film Socialisme, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
  • Ljubavni slučaj ili tragedija službenice P.T.T. (Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator), dir. Dušan Makavejev
  • Kailash – Pilgerfahrt zum Thron der Götter (Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods), dir. Frank Fiedler & Florian Fricke
  • Storia di un riparatore (The Repairman), dir. Paolo Mitton
  • Mia madre, dir. Nanni Moretti

Exhibitions

  • Lanna Folklife Museum, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai Historical Centre, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai
  • “720th Year Chiang Mai Then ’Till Now,” Ching Mai House of Photography and Photographic Art
  • “The Serenity of Madness: A Selected Survey of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Works,” MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai
  • “Feeling the 1990s: Contemporary Art from Thailand and Its Neighbours from the Pipitmaya Collection,” MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai
  • “Chalongdej Kuphanumat: Spirit – Universe,” Chiang Mai University Art Center
  • “Aeta Dhammasil: Buddhist Art Exhibition 4th,” Chiang Mai University Art Center
  • “Unseen Siam: Early Photography 1860–1910,” BACC
  • “Pratuang Emjaroen: Traces and Trails,” BACC
  • “Trirat Sriburin: Building,” People’s Gallery, BACC
  • “Korakrit Arunanondchai: 2012–2555, 2556, 2557,” Jim Thompson Art Center