The first edition of the triennial video and performance series Ghost:2561 materialized recently across nine venues in bustling Bangkok, amid Thailand’s feverish season of art festivals. Conceived by artist and curator Korakrit Arunanondchai and Bangkok CityCity Gallery director Akapol Sudasna, Ghost:2561 embraces a range of stories of invisible forces that shape contemporary society. Four videos in particular explored the notion of ghost in relation to cultural subjectivity, either lesser recognized or in transition.
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Image: Installation view of Jon Wang’s You Belong Two Me, 2018, two-channel HD video with color and sound: 9 min 4 sec, at Ghost:2561, Jim Thompson House and Museum, Bangkok, 2018. Photo by Miti Ruangkritya. Courtesy the artist and Ghost Foundation, Bangkok.