the quiet in the land announces new publication

The Quiet in the Land is pleased to announce a major new publication. This publication documents a series of innovative community-based art projects by Marina Abramović, Janine Antoni, Hans Georg Berger, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ann Hamilton, Manivong Khattiyarat, Dinh Q. Lê, Shirin Neshat, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Vong Phaophanit, Allan Sekula, Shahzia Sikander, Nithakhong Somsanith, and Rirkrit Tiravanija realized in Luang Prabang, Laos, from 2004 to 2008 for The Quiet in the Land. Luang Prabang was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Like many communities around the world, it is striving to balance the economic opportunities brought by global tourism with the desire to preserve the very qualities that make it unique. The projects explored the impact of globalization on everyday life and exemplified contemporary art’s potential to function as an agent of social transformation. Essays by France Morin, John Alan Farmer, Francis Engelmann, Carol Becker, Somsanouk Mixay, and Catherine Choron-Baix. 240 pp., 212 color illus., 22 b/w illus. US$45.

You may purchase the publication through D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. by clicking here or through Amazon by clicking here.

the quiet in the land announces asia society event

The Quiet in the Land is pleased to announce a special event at the Asia Society in New York on April 6, 2010, 6.30-8pm. France Morin, artists Ann Hamilton and Shirin Neshat, writer Carol Becker, and Vishakha Desai, President of the Asia Society, will reflect on The Quiet in the Land's four-year project in Luang Prabang, Laos. This event is organized in conjunction with the Asia Society exhibition, Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. For more information, click here.

Newsletter 4 (pdf)

Newsletter 3 (pdf)

Newsletter 2 (pdf)

Limited Edition Portfolio

Contemporary Creative Lao Textile Competition in Luang Prabang (pdf)

Newsletter 1

Important Information for Tourists Concerning the Monks' Morning Almsround (Tak Bat) (pdf)