Korakrit Arunanondchai's new video and performance art series launches in October.
This Oct 11-28, Bangkok-born, New York-based artist Korakrit Arunanondchai will curate what he’s billing as a new video and performance art series that will take place in Bangkok every three years, in collaboration with new non-profit organization Open Field.
Ghost:2561 sees an international lineup of artists descend on the city to present work that explores “the intersection between the influx of data that has transformed human lives globally and an understanding of the world amongst those lives.”
Ghosts, technology, cultural systems and data will be recurrent themes at events taking place citywide, with a list of participating galleries that rivals either of the 2018 Bangkok biennales in its scope.
100 Tonson, Artist+Run, Bangkok CityCity, Cartel Artspace, Doxza Art Lab, Imagimax, The Jim Thompson House, Nova Project Space, Siam Motors, Subhashok The Arts Centre and Gallery Ver will all host exhibitions as part of Ghost:2561.
The lineup of participating artists is no less diverse, from local artist-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul to American “live simulation” artist Ian Cheng, whose work with digital reality has found exhibition space in USA’s MoMA PS1 and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Other participating artists include Stephanie Comilang (Philippines-Canada), Josh Kline (USA), Metahaven (Netherlands), Jon Rafman (Canada), Raqs Media Collective (India), Rachel Rose (USA), Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand), Hito Steyerl (Germany), Samson Young (Hong Kong), boychild (USA) and Thanapol Virulhakul (Thailand).
In addition to the video exhibitions, a weekly screening series will also take place from Sep 1-30 as part of Ghost:2561, with films selected by curators Aily Nash and Victor Wang together with DIS, the New York-based fashion-and-art collective.
Named by Christie’s as one of the art auction house’s “Ones to Watch” in 2015, Thailand-born Korakrit Arunanondchai is a New York-based contemporary artist whose live performance and video work often features elements of Bangkok. His last Bangkok exhibition, 2016's collaboration with boychild at Bangkok CityCity Gallery titled "Painting with History in a Room Filled with People with Funny Names," turned the exhibition space into a smoke-filled arena for his art-rap project, Bangkok Boys. Watch the video here.
Open Field is a newly launched non-profit organization focused on art and culture, whose stated mission is "to expand a knowledge horizon as a means to explore all potentialities within existing circumstances, through diverse support mechanisms—for example, research grant, collaboration, sponsorship and fellowship."
Oct 11-28, galleries citywide. Contact email@example.com
Check out an introduction video for Ghost:2561 below: