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Seeking sanctuary

Law Of The Journey by Ai Weiwei. Photo © Ai Weiwei Studio/Preecha Pattaraumporncha

While the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the schedule of several art events around the world and Thailand is facing a political dilemma, the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) returns to the City of Angels for its second edition, aiming to light a candle for hope and invigorate the Thai art scene during these tough times.

On view until Jan 31, the festival is staged on the theme of “Escape Routes” to reflect several global issues such as climate change, political conflicts, cultural flow, diaspora, gender equality and epidemics through paintings, visual games, art performances, sculptures, art installation and short videos.

Ranging from historical temples and galleries to art complexes, 82 artists from 35…

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