Art as our escape

This year’s theme is at once hopeful and ironic: “Escape Routes” suggests a flight from our unusual times of pathological disruption and political cataclysm — here, there and everywhere — and yet the theme is an acknowledgment of those in-our-face uncertainties from which we struggle to find an exit.In this strange moment in history, the Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 (BAB 2020) bucks the trend and decides to go ahead. Scheduled from Oct 29 to Jan 31, Bangkok’s biggest art show is set to happen as a physical event despite a slate of challenges on many fronts, chiefly the Covid-19 pandemic, the glob…

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