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Silpathorn Award winners honoured for quality contemporary works

Sep 04. 2017
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By Phatarawadee Phataranawik
The Nation

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Multi-talented author Prabda Yoon, indie film-maker Uruphong Raksasad, music composer Pongprom Sanitwong na Ayudhya, veteran conceptual artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert and veteran theatre director Suwandee Jakravoravudh are among the seven winners of this year’s Silpathorn Awards, presented by the Culture Ministry.

After skipping them for the past three years, the ministry’s Contemporary Art and Culture Office has revived the awards and presented them to seven quality contemporary artists.

The awards are mid-career prizes for artists aged between and 35 and 55 whose prominent works have been acclaimed both locally and internationally.

This year’s other two winners are architect Amata Lupaiboon and designer Korakot Aromdee. 

Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat on Monday presented Silpathorn Award pins and a cash prize of Bt100,000 to each of the winners. 

Their works are being presented at a mini-exhibition at the Rachadamnoen Art and Culture Centre until September 17.

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