Getting to Know You: The King and I in context with Nathan Beard. Join PICA exhibiting artist Nathan Beard for a screening of the classic film The King and I. Nathan’s solo exhibition A Puzzlement draws on the film as key source material in representing the ways in which Thailand is viewed in the Western cultural imagination.
This screening will be followed by a conversation with Nathan and Curtin University’s Senior Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies, Dr Christina Lee. The pair will unpick the multitude of ways in which The King and I – a film banned in Thailand due to its inaccuracy yet beloved by Hollywood – intersects with complex cultural stereotypes and colonial fantasies.
PICA After Dark sees PICA throw open our doors for a series of late-night music and film events over November and December. Visit our galleries on Friday evenings, enjoy a free* beer thanks to our friends at Rocky Ridge Brewing, and explore our final exhibitions of the year – Pilar Mata Dupont’s Las Hormigas/The Ants and Nathan Beard’s A Puzzlement.
Screening: 6–8:13pm (2hr 13min)
In Conversation: 8:20–8:45pm
PICA After Dark is supported by City of Perth.
*While stocks last.