Part of the exhibition “Spectrosynthesis II: Exposure of Tolerance, LGBTQ in Southeast Asia” in Bangkok. Photo: courtesy of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Sunpride Foundation

Bangkok hosts biggest ever show of LGBT art from Southeast Asia

  • The exhibition at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, ‘Spectrosynthesis II’, is put on by foundation set up to raise the visibility of LGBT community via art shows
  • Founder Patrick Sun hopes it sends a message to that community ‘that we belong, and don’t have to be secretive about who we really are’
Topic |   Art

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Part of the exhibition “Spectrosynthesis II: Exposure of Tolerance, LGBTQ in Southeast Asia” in Bangkok. Photo: courtesy of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Sunpride Foundation
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The Art & Culture Outreach (ACO) bookshop in the Foo Tak Building, Wan Chai. ACO manages spaces in the buildings let at below market rate to emerging artists and grass-roots organisations. Photo: Tory Ho

Hong Kong building that’s a hotbed of political thought amid the protests, and how cheap rents allowed artistic community to flourish there

  • Flats let at below-market rates to emerging artists and community activists have transformed a Wan Chai block. Critics have labelled it a base for rioters
  • Public-policy researchers, an artists’ collective, and an online publisher talk about what they do in the Foo Tak Building in Wan Chai
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Art & Culture Outreach (ACO) bookshop in the Foo Tak Building, Wan Chai. ACO manages spaces in the buildings let at below market rate to emerging artists and grass-roots organisations. Photo: Tory Ho
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