MAI at Bangkok Art Biennale
OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 11, 2018
12-8PM (TUES-SUN), BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTRE, 8 FL
8 Durational Performances +
the Abramovic Method
Despina Zacharopoulou, Protreptic (2018)
Lin Htet, Our Glorious Past Our Glorious Present Our Glorious Future (2018)
Pantea, Circle (2018)
Yiannis Pappas, Telephus (2018)
Vandana, I The Flame (2018)
Jihyun Youn, Geometry of Lamentation (2013/2018)
Reetu Sattar, Orbit (2018)
Taweesak Molsawat, The Gardener (2018)
A POSSIBLE ISLAND ? is a possible answer MAI and the 8 performance artists are giving to the Bangkok Art Biennale title, BEYOND BLISS.
The Bangkok Art Biennale title refers to the quality of contemporary time: social and political disorders, climate changes, diseases, migrations, pollution, dehumanisation, fake news, but also to the search for quietness, escapism, refuge.
A distinctive quality of our time is certainly the constant flux of information, such as images and news, almost immediately being replaced by new information without giving the necessary time for analyzation and comprehension.
The lack of time is a symptom, a symptom of fear; the fear of loneliness, of social misplacement and of being or thinking "outside the box."
A POSSIBLE ISLAND ? is an attempt to place the visitors in a space where they will breathe, reunite with themselves, face all these issues, and maybe find some answers while watching the 8 long duration performances.
A POSSIBLE ISLAND ? is a collaboration between MAI and Bangkok Art Biennale. This project would not have been possible without the invitation and support of Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda and the continued support of Bangkok Art Biennale and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Further thanks to the Thai Beverage Public Co., and sponsors of BAB.
A very special thanks for the curatorial assistance of Kitipatra Tandikul.