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

Link:  https://mai.art/apossibleisland


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