’Tis the season!
The most-awaited season of the year is here and we are ready to sleigh into this entire month of celebration. Smell the gingerbread cookies and peppermint mochas? Smells like Christmas. Bangkok may not be quite a winter wonderland, but just like every year, the city is brimming with decorations, Christmas-themed delicacies, and, of course, chilly weather that gives you the permission to enjoy a breezy wind.
As you probably want to take this occasion to spend some quality time with your loved ones, luckily, this festive month is ready to enlighten us with some thought-provoking and inspiring art exhibitions, too. Father’s Day also comes to greet us at the beginning of the month, making for a grand reason for dedicated daughters and sons to bond over some art, too.
Here, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this December 2019. From a projection of bold female film characters to antique coin collections, let’s see how many of these exhibitions in Bangkok you can visit before the month’s — and year’s — end.
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Tea lovers and coin collectors: this might just be your next favourite spot. ‘Yixing Ware and Coin Showcase’ is all about exhibiting refined tea sets, including rare Yixing wares, antique coins, gambling tokens, souvenir coins, and vintage school brooches. To encourage more knowledge and awareness on valuable collectible objects, these cultural treasures have been brought together by the Association for the Propagation and Promotion of Objects d’Art, along with the Thai Medal Association.
There is no denying that it’s the most festive season to paint our lives with a little bit of colour. Under the concept of “when passion meets inspiration, a scooter is born” this cafe-cum-art space will be hosting an interactive exhibition bursting with inspiration and creativity. Make sure you’ve got your camera ready to take the best shots.
Here’s where Thai art meets local innovation. On the banks of Chao Phraya River, experience the River of Change art exhibition by talented Thai artist Thanachai “Pod” Ujjin of Moderndog, popular manga artist Wisut Ponnimit, Siwanat Phongboonkoomlarp, and May Intarakanchit. Consider this a peaceful getaway at Avani+ and Anantara Riverside to jot down your new year’s resolutions.
To honour and convey his feelings of loyalty towards the late King Rama IX, Ekasit Rayubsang brings an exhibition for us this month to cherish the goodness of mankind. Just like a shining light in the darkest days of our people, the late King Rama IX brought a sparkle into people’s lives with his heart of gold — and that’s why this exhibition has been named “The Lights of Remembrance.”
Sometimes it’s hard to actually tell yourself the truth, even though deep down inside you know the reality. In the digital age of globalisation, where human relationships are caught between the need for freedom and security, ‘Unspoken Truths’ unfolds the layers of emotions and the fragile aspect of human bonds — even if it’s your relationship with yourself. Spend some ‘me time’, explore this exhibition, and you may find some answers you’ve been looking for.
Discover yourself here and reflect upon who you really are. Artist Mariam Thidarat Chantachua curates art that allows us to visualise both sides of the coin in real life. Mariam Thidarat Chantachua digs deep by enacting how it is to live in the general public in our society and how she races life in her own terms. Find your inner voice and let it speak too.
Time travel to the past, discover the future, and learn everything about sand being the means to reshaping our land. This exhibition is a reality check and the bitter truth of the obstacles our Mother Earth is currently facing — river banks collapsing, fish stocks depleting, and disruption in our entire ecosystem. Stroll by to enlighten yourself at the SAND exhibition by Canadian photographer Tim Pelling.
Who is your favourite female character? This quirky and playful exhibition is inspired by all-time favourite female film characters. You definitely peach them a lot, don’t you?
Stories are created from memories and capturing those memories onto the canvas is the perfect way to express your feelings. Digging into the system of perception, this exhibition is about the understanding of today’s society in every aspect — humans, non-human things, and even objects linked to society. Come by and find the answer to the hidden questions between the lines.
Remember the last time you wrote someone a greeting card? Whilst times have changed, this exhibition is a reminder that there’s no better way to express your feelings than to jot down some wise words on the 4X6 inches postcard, even without signing off your name. It’s always a delightful feeling to receive a handwritten card for you to cherish as you jump into the new year with all the good memories in your hand. Ready to write down your new year’s resolution? You know what to do.