Art education

Edgy BACC exhibition serves dual purpose in training and developing those who work behind the scenes

Korakrit Arunanondchai / Alex Gvojic. There's A Word I'm Trying To Remember, For A Feeling I'm About To Have (A Distracted Path Towards Extinction), 2016.

Without artists, there would be no curators, and without curators, there would be no exhibitions. It may be a long stretch, but with this knowledge in hand, the camaraderie within Asia's art scene seems to be growing stronger than ever, and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)'s latest exhibition Mode of Liaisons just seems to prove that.

The exhibition, curated by Pichaya Suphavanij and three other co-curators, comes from a collaboration between the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and The Japan Foundation Asia Centre under a project called the Condition Report.

The Condition Report is a two-part collaborative art project that incubates young curators by pairing them with senior curators in the Asian region -- a great initiative, as the region with its great artists, lacks skilled people behind the scenes. Mode of Liaison is the final stage of the first half of the Condition Report, where senior curators create exhibitions in Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok as an opportunity to demonstrate the concepts and content of contemporary art in addition to training young curators. Thus, the exhibition, isn't only about the artists and their artwork, it's about the people who bring it all together as well.

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