These are six must-see local and international artists at Bangkok Art Biennale 2018
The much-awaited citywide Bangkok Art Biennale will finally launch this October. We take a look at some of the highlights and must-see exhibitions by six participating local and international artists you can't miss here. Yayoi Kusama CentralWorld and Siam Paragon The needs-no-introduction Queen of Dots is bringing her eye-popping pieces to Bangkok for the first time in years (her last exhibition in the city was in 2005 at 100 Tonson Gallery). The 89-year-old Japanese contemporary artist will be exhibiting a set of 14 polkadotted pumpkins, which previously hung from the ceiling of Ginza Six mall in Tokyo, at CentralWorld. Her smaller pieces will also be shown for up-close viewing at Siam Paragon. Marina Abramovic BACC and BAB Box at One Bangkok Award-winning Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic, whose physical communication shows have impressed millions of audiences around the world, will create a set of long-durational performances called The Method on 19 October and 11 November. The artist will also give a lecture on 23 October at Siam Pavalai, Siam Paragon. Kawita Vatanajyankur CentralWorld, EmQuartier, The Peninsula Hotel, The East Asiatic Building, Theatre of Indulgence Video artist Kawita Vatanayangkur examines the topic of women’s rights by using her body to represent household appliances. Her work is so powerful that she became one of the very few Thai artists to have been invited to show at last year’s Venice Biennale as well as at S
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