Fractured, embittered, polarised... these are some of the words that come to mind when we talk about contemporary Thai politics. The same words can be applied to the Thai art scene, too, given how the spoken or unspoken political positions of artists have caused rifts in the art community.How have artists responded to this state of affairs? Disappointingly, in general. In the past decade, while there is an evidently ideological turn in the work of many artists, many of whom…
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