A possible island?
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.
Curators: Paula Garcia and Serge Le Borgne
Despina Zacharopoulou, Protreptic (2018) – Greece
Lin Htet, Our Glorious Past Our Glorious Present Our Glorious Future (2018) – Myanmar
Pantea, Circle (2018) – Iran
Yiannis Pappas, Telephus (2018) – Greece
Vandana, I The Flame (2018) – India
Jihyun Youn, Geometry of Lamentation (2013/2018) – South Korea
Reetu Sattar, Orbit (2018) – Bangladesh
Taweesak Molsawat, The Gardener (2018) – Thailand