Shamanistic Artistry: Highlights from Ghost:2561
By Annie Jael Kwan
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.