Thai protest art: risk of police harassment, prison and online trolls makes artists more subtle in their works

As pro-democracy protests in Thailand roll on through a second year of military crackdowns and stifled dissent, Thai artists are using visual imagery to challenge censorship and question the nation’s power structures.Artists have been among the many Thais arrested under the country’s draconian lèse-majesté and flag laws, which make criticising the monarchy a crime. Yet some Thai artists have carried on making art with strong political messages – even if their strategies are now less direct…