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This is a special edition on how COVID-19 is affecting the art world around Taiwan and Southeast Asia. We'll bring you how artists and cultural organisations are responding to the pandemic and how they are doing at the moment. 'Art Connect' is made by Bamboo Curtain Studio, an alternative art space for artist residency in Taipei, Taiwan. Hosted by editor Analeigh and curator Yipei.

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This is a special edition on how COVID-19 is affecting the art world around Taiwan and Southeast Asia. We'll bring you how artists and cultural organisations are responding to the pandemic and how they are doing at the moment. 'Art Connect' is made by Bamboo Curtain Studio, an alternative art space for artist residency in Taipei, Taiwan. Hosted by editor Analeigh and curator Yipei.

    12 | THAILAND🇹🇭 | A Historical Moment for Thai Artists ft. Thanom Chapakdee

    12 | THAILAND🇹🇭 | A Historical Moment for Thai Artists ft. Thanom Chapakdee

    Streets of Thailand were crowded with students, activists, and artists to fight for the reform of the monarchy system and constitution in 2020. Thanom Chapakdee, as an art critic who was concerned about the future of the Thai contemporary art, shared with us what he had witnessed in the current protests and his action along with other artists to join the movement during the pandemic, as well as the impacts of the current democratic movement and COVID-19 on Thai art community.


    Thanom Chapakdee
    Thanom Chapakdee is a lecturer at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, Thailand. He is also an independent art critic and artistic director of Khon Kaen Manifesto, a Thai regional contemporary art festival, and Wai Art, an alternative art space. His past experiences focus on the engagement of arts in the community. His research also involves visual art, contemporary asian art, art history and urban studies.


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    Produced by Bamboo Curtain Studio
    Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

    • 38 min
    11 | THAILAND🇹🇭 | What is the 'New Normal' and future for Art Gallery ft. SAC Gallery Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri

    11 | THAILAND🇹🇭 | What is the 'New Normal' and future for Art Gallery ft. SAC Gallery Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri

    With most galleries forced to close due to the pandemic, galleries in Thailand have now reopened to the public again. And there was the Bangkok Art Biennale too. Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri, the managing director of SAC gallery gives us a glimpse of the recovery and the bloom of the art market in Bangkok. And how SAC gallery has been using different digital methods and platforms to create interactions with artists and audiences.


    SAC Gallery
    SAC Gallery is an art space aiming to promote Thai art and artists, and to give them the opportunity and venue to exhibit their creativity and visions. Based in Bangkok, it aims to give people the chance to enjoy art in its various forms, to learn more about it and to experience inspired pieces that they may not usually have the chance to experience. SAC wants to encourage local artists in their endeavours and to help strengthen the local art community.


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    ◼︎ Website: https://www.sac.gallery/
    ◼︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacbangkok
    ◼︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sacbangkok/
    ◼︎ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/SacArtsChanel

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    Produced by Bamboo Curtain Studio
    Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

    • 48 min
    10 | VIETNAM🇻🇳 | Experimenting New Ways of Engagement in Theatre ft. Undecided Productions Elise Luong

    10 | VIETNAM🇻🇳 | Experimenting New Ways of Engagement in Theatre ft. Undecided Productions Elise Luong

    When the Vietnames government used the V-pop song ‘Ghen Co Vy’ to encourage people to wash hands, Elise Luong and other three artists Ian Richter, Jo aka Ngô Kỳ Duyên and Đoàn Thanh Toàn, conducted an experimental performance to question the intangible effects of COVID-19. They have raised the question to all of us: “ What does it mean to perform now?”


    Undecided Productions
    Undecided Production is a Brussels-born production house, but now based in Hanoi, Vietnam. It supports all mediums of art production including visual arts, performance and music producing a variety of locally interested and internationally focused events ranging from exhibitions, workshops to parties and publications. It also aims to craft a community that supports and appreciates the local arts scene by creating a platform for productions to be diffused locally and internationally.


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    ◼︎ Website: https://undecided-productions.com/
    ◼︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UndecidedProductions/
    ◼︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livemakeshare/

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    Produced by Bamboo Curtain Studio
    Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

    • 53 min
    09 | PHILIPPINES🇵🇭 | Defining Social Design in times of crisis ft. And A Half Studio Petrina Gana

    09 | PHILIPPINES🇵🇭 | Defining Social Design in times of crisis ft. And A Half Studio Petrina Gana

    Actions inspire actions. With graphic design becoming an important medium to disseminate public health information, And A Half is thinking something different, something further. Petrina Gana, the Head of Research & Development and design strategist shared with us how they redefined what ‘design’ can be for a better society. And how a design studio like And A Half stepped out the comfort zone, collaborated with different sectors and made an impact during the pandemic.


    And A Half
    And a Half is a brand consultancy and design studio based in Manila, Philippines, that builds brands and finds solutions with start-ups, corporations, and communities. The brands we create are made to solve problems and create new forms of value.


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    ◼︎ Website: https://and-a-half.ph/
    ◼︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andahalfph/
    ◼︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andahalfph/
    ◼︎ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/designdialogues

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    Produced by Bamboo Curtain Studio
    Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

    • 45 min
    08 | PHILIPPINES🇵🇭 | A 'Bayanihan' Spirit of Filipino Open-Source Community ft. Kwago Czyka Tumaliuan

    08 | PHILIPPINES🇵🇭 | A 'Bayanihan' Spirit of Filipino Open-Source Community ft. Kwago Czyka Tumaliuan

    When the whole city was under lockdown, schools were closed, and students were required to join classes online, all of a sudden, the burden fell under the parent’s shoulders.
    Czyka Tumaliuan is a bookstore owner, maker, writer, curator, and a single mother. She shared with us how she managed to ‘survive’ with her daughter and gathered over 1,300 people in the ‘Lockdown Lab’ program to initiate different projects in response to the pandemic, including making face shields, journalist protection kits, public health videos and there’s much more they’ve done…..


    Kwago 
    Kwago is an independent research and publishing laboratory based in the Philippines. It develops exhibitions, publications, programs and projects to create spaces centered on community, collaboration and collective reimagining of authorship, access and distribution. It believes in the power of paper, ink and code as tools for the practice of freedom.


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    ◼︎ Website: https://isipkwago.carrd.co/
    ◼︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isipkwago/
    ◼︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isipkwago/

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    Produced by Bamboo Curtain Studio
    Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

    • 58 min
    07 | CAMBODIA🇰🇭 | Dancing in Front of Screens ft. Contemporary Dancer Belle Sodhachivy Chumvan

    07 | CAMBODIA🇰🇭 | Dancing in Front of Screens ft. Contemporary Dancer Belle Sodhachivy Chumvan

    Despite the wealth health care system and a resource-limited country, Cambodia’s response strategy has made it a COVID successful story. However, while life in Cambodia is pretty much back to normal, the performing art industry is still suffering from the aftermath of the pandemic. The dancer Belle Sodhahachivy Chumvan told us how she managed to use videos and livestreaming to continue her dance practices with students and community.


    Belle Sodhachivy Chumvan 
    Belle Sodhachivy Chumvan began training in Cambodian classical dance in 1994 focusing mainly on the male role of the all female classical court form but is also proficient in Cambodian folk dance and shadow puppetry. Locally, she is a lecturer at the Faculty of Choreography Arts in Phnom Penh and a choreographer/dancer at Amrita Performing Arts.


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    Produced by Bamboo Curtain Studio
    Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

    • 49 min

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