In the midst of global worries, it is more crucial than ever to keep Myanmar on the public agenda. SEA Junction and Human Rights Art Initiative, with the support of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Asia Democracy Network, organized a creative exhibition from 26 April to 8 May 2022 in solidarity with the democratic movement in Myanmar. The 13 artworks by Marcelo Brodsky, an Argentine artist, advocate visual narratives through photography, installations, monuments, and work that combines text and images, were displayed on the curved wall on the 3rd floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC). Images of the demonstrations against the coup during the Myanmar Spring triggered him to create work in solidarity with the protesters, creating a visual experience for larger groups to engage—aestheticizing the snapshots from the demonstrations, leaving resulting effects for mobilization.
“Stand for Democracy in Myanmar” leverages visual art to raise public awareness of and to express solidarity with the cause of the civil movement in Myanmar and their struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights. The exhibition at the BACC is part of a larger program of art shows and events at art institutions and museums around the globe which mobilize visual artists in support of the CDM and the democratically mandated NUG. Brodsky’s artworks have been exposed at the Tokyo Institute of Photography, Kunsthall 3,14 (Bergen, Norway), and most recently at Photobastei (Zurich, Switzerland).
Photo by Lattapol Jirapathomsakul, Rosalia Sciortino and Kelly Khin