Bangkok Art Biennale vows to defy pandemic | Nikkei Asia

25
September 2020
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Hope is a rare commodity in the art world right now, with entire gallery and artist ecosystems under threat and key fairs and festivals, from Art Basel Miami Beach to the Venice Biennale, postponed until 2021, or later, on health, financial and logistics grounds.

Against this glum backdrop, the Bangkok Art Biennale -- opening at three venues on Oct. 12 and six more on Oct. 29 -- is pulling out all stops, promising "a line-up of 82 world-renowned artists from 35 countries in five continents, who will elevate and energize the Thai art scene with over 200 artworks."

At moments during a careful media campaign there has been talk of obstacles, trial and error, and social distancing measures. Among other glitches, a halt has been put on plans to physically bring in dozens of international artists before and during the three-month event, due to Thailand's strict border control measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hope is a rare commodity in the art world right now, with entire gallery and artist ecosystems under threat and key fairs and festivals, from Art Basel Miami Beach to the Venice Biennale, postponed until 2021, or later, on health, financial and logistics grounds.

Against this glum backdrop, the Bangkok Art Biennale -- opening at three venues on Oct. 12 and six more on Oct. 29 -- is pulling out all stops, promising "a line-up of 82 world-renowned artists from 35 countries in five continents, who will elevate and energize the Thai art scene with over 200 artworks."

At moments during a careful media campaign there has been talk of obstacles, trial and error, and social distancing measures. Among other glitches, a halt has been put on plans to physically bring in dozens of international artists before and during the three-month event, due to Thailand's strict border control measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

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