What is art's role in a post-pandemic world?

I-na Phuyuthanon. (Photo courtesy of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre)

The second edition of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB,) which has been going on for four months is closing its curtain with a special activity titled "BAB Symposium II: From Escape Routers To Survival Exit".Taking place tomorrow from 9.45am to 5.15pm at BAB Box@One Bangkok on Wireless Road, the event features discussions on various topics including a summary of BAB 2020, the relationship between art, politics and ecology as well as the Thai art ecosystem and ways to survive during and the post-pandemic world.

Programmes are as follows:

Morning session (conducted in Thai, no translation provided)

Session I

Artist Discussion:

Politics -- Covid-19 -- Artist Career

10.15 to 11.30am

Panellists include Thanet Awsinsiri, Tawan Wattuya, I-na Phuyuthanon, Tan Kositpipat, Yuree Kensaku. The session is moderated by Wutigorn Kongka.

Session II

How Can Thai Art Ecosystem Survive: Survey From The Field

11.30am to 1pm

Panellists include co-founder of Thailand's Art Ecosystem Group Atinuj Tantivit; director of JWD Art Space Punnapa Parimetachai; co-founder of Hotel Art Fair and chief creative officer of Farmgroup Vorathit Kruavanichkit; collector, founder of Bangkok Sculpture Centre and CEO of CMO Group Sermkhun Kunawong; and collector and co-founder of Thai Art Collectors Association Piriya Vachajitpan. The session is moderated by Manuporn Luengaram and Pojai Akratanakul.

Afternoon session (conducted in English, with Thai translation through headphones)

Session III

On Survival: Bangkok Art Biennale 2020

2-3.30pm

Panellists include president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand Gwen Robinson; writer Philip Cornwell-Smith; curator Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani; and lecturer at Chulalongkorn University Dr Rémy Jarry. The session is moderated by Apinan Poshyananda.

Session IV

How Can Thai Art Ecosystem Survive: Views From Galleries

3.45-5.15pm

Panellists include Jongsuwat Angsuvansiri of SAC Gallery, Sutima Sucharitkul of Nova Contemporary, Jirat Ratthawongjirakul of Gallery Ver and N22. The session is moderated by Chomwan Weeraworawit Huang.

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Yuree Kensaku. (Photo courtesy of Tonson Gallery)

Prof Apinan Poshyananda. (Photo courtesy of Bangkok Art Biennale 2020)

Sutima Sucharitakul. (Photo: Jiraporn Kuhakan)

Tawan Wattuya. (Photo: Charuwan Chanthop)

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