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Upcoming festival to turn Bangkok into heart of contemporary arts

City with 'creative chaos' has potential to become the region's artistic center, says event director

An artwork by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama featuring one of her signature "dot paintings," displayed at the Ginza Six shopping complex in Tokyo (Courtesy of Bangkok Art Biennale)

BANGKOK -- The Thai capital is preparing to host a nearly four month long art festival starting Oct. 19. The Bangkok Art Biennale will be the country's first large-scale event featuring contemporary art made possible with public and private collaboration.

A total of 75 groups and individuals from 33 countries will showcase their artworks and performances in 20 locations across the capital.

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