15 down, 55 to come.
Bangkok Art Biennale has revealed the names of 15 artists participating in the upcoming art event.
The list of artists includes renowned Yugoslav performance artist Marina Abramovic, known as the "grandmother of performance art" for her gore and disturbing body movements. Also participating is AES+F, the four-piece collective from Russia known for their visual art examining contemporary norms and values. Other names confirmed include Japanese illustrator Yoshidomo Nara, the China-born/France-based activist artist Huang Yong Ping and artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset from Denmark and Norway.
Representing Thailand are internationally renowned contemporary artist Sakarin Krue-On, the performance artist Chumpon Apisuk, the video artist Kawita Vatanajyankur and the architectural artist Sanitas Pradittasnee, known for her unique use of space.
The Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) will take place between Nov 2018-Feb 2019, alongside the similarly named but unrelated Bangkok Biennial (Jul 7-Sep 3, 2018) and Thailand Biennale in Krabi (Nov 2, 2018-Feb 28, 2019). For the low-down on all three major art events, see our recent story.
BAB aims to highlight Bangkok as a “Venice of the East” (emulating Venice's reputation as a city of art) by installing works by some 70 contemporary artists at locations around the city, including along the Chao Phraya River and in the Bangkok Art and Culture Center.
For the full line-up so far, see here.