Curators in Southeast Asia often joke about the ‘white cube’, that paradigmatic envelope of modern art exhibitions. The subject usually comes up during a show’s installation as, on close inspection, corners reveal themselves to be not-quite-right angles, walls to be not quite straight or flat. It’s not a lament, but a shared acknowledgement that somehow forms in this part of the world are just not meant to be rectilinear. Thai artist Thakol Khao Sa-ad turns this idea on its head.…
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