A new video and performance art concept is launching this month, starting an indefinite series that will take place in Bangkok every three years. Titled "Ghost", the series tackles the notion of ghosts, examining its universal presence across globe while addressing nuances in the connotations.
Internationally acclaimed Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai—a Thailand Tatler Generation T lister—curates the first edition of the series, "Ghost:2561", launching the video and performance collective alongside a new organisation. Ghost Foundation, initiated by Korakrit with Bangkok City City Gallery's Akapol Sudsana, aims to support access to information and production of knowledge in Thailand by fostering a community around video and performance art.
Some of the artists whose works or performances you can expect to see in the first instalment of Ghost are as follows:
The screening programme under Ghost:2561 is curated by Aily Nash, Victor Wang and DIS. Ghost is also co-hosted by non-profit organisation Open Field, who is undertaking the research and educational programmes of Ghost:2561.
Ghost:2561 opens to the public on Thursday, October 11 at various art venues throughout Bangkok:
- 4–7 pm: Nova Project Space, SAC Subhashok The Arts Centre, 100 Tonson Gallery
- 6-9pm: Bangkok City City Gallery
- 7-10pm: Artist+Run, Cartel Artspace, Doxza Art Lab, Gallery Ver
In addition, special screenings and artist talks to be hosted on October 14, 20 and 25. A special performance by artist Thanapol Virulhakul will take place on Saturday October 27, and there will be a special closing performance by boychild on Sunday, October 28, along with an afterparty.