Keep calm and hang on to some art this August.
It’s hot and humid out there, but this month already feels like the Sunday of summer. From prepping up for Thai Mother’s Day celebrations to enjoying post-lockdown activities, don’t forget to breathe the sweetness of freedom this August with some art, too.
We are pleased to see plenty of art and cultural happenings openings for us to explore this month, serving our souls a cocktail of inspiration. Bangkok is a vivaciously bright city that pumps life into each of its vibrant streets, so you simply can’t miss out on all the new seeds blooming this month. From the inspiring works of the iconic Andy Warhol to shedding some light onto ‘the existence of things,’ here we’ve put together a list of 10-must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this August 2020. If it’s on our artsy radar, it should definitely be on yours, too.
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Stroll through the different walks of life with this exhibition by La Lanta Fine Art that explores works by Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Burmese artists. The exhibition displays 24 paintings, printmaking, and mixed media artwork that shed a light on different cultures and livelihoods through illustrative and abstract structures. It’s like you are experiencing different cultures without actually traveling to the respective countries.
Are you looking for that silver ray of hope that could light our way forward? Drop by for some inspiration and nurture the optimism you’ve been seeking. theCOMMONS have been celebrating art within the community with their pop-up shop at both theCOMMONS Thonglor and theCOMMONS Saladeng.
Sometimes we are just in an unfamiliar state where we are unable to really express our true feelings or often end up ignoring it. However, through abstract art we can not only visualise the art but feel the art. Head to the Unformative Exhibition to find out more.
We often take physical things for granted — either we throw them away or store them for centuries. This exhibition sheds a light on how important ‘the existence of things’ is. Artist Watcharapong Khunart and Akaraphon Phiphatpokaphol bring up scared objects and offerings that give gain even deeper meaning through art.
These artworks reflect two concepts: “destiny” and “ego.” This group art exhibition by eight artists has been inspired by the shrine and the concept of Esiimsi Chinese traditional fortune-telling.
Whether it’s the pollution we sense in the air that’s been damaging our planet or the pollution in our mind that’s been damaging our soul, it’s increasing every day at a very alarming rate. This exhibition by Gongkan x Naraphat Sakarthornsap offers us a space to understand this concept of “pollution” and how we could change our behaviour to reduce it from contaminating our environment today and in the future.
There’s no doubt that art lovers have been eagerly anticipating to see this iconic art exhibition for the first time in Thailand. Not only was Andy Warhol a leading figure of the Pop Art movement during the 1960s, but his work was spotted everywhere — from performing arts to filmmaking and writing. In this exhibition, we will witness a private collection of 128 original works and memorabilia including the very famous Campbell’s Soup Can, Silk Printing, and so much more. Not to mention, there will also be complimentary insightful lectures when purchasing the exhibition tickets.
Digging deep into how discarded fishing nets create havoc on sea life, this exhibition by Nova Contemporary explores the interlinked relationship between humankind and our environments. Ploenchan Vinyaratn decided to weave a utopian vision by exploring these unwanted scraps of sea waste and fabrics, to construct something beautiful out of it.
Have you been missing your loved ones? That’s the power of distance. It really makes you appreciate the value of that one person in your life. Being away makes you realise how much you’ve probably overlooked and how much you miss them when they are not around. Here’s some art dedicated to those feeling closer to their bae with this whole social distancing fiasco.
Whether we are firmly entering an era of “Late Capitalism” or battling between the values of truth being heavily put upon ourselves, when things get complicated, we started concentrating harder on the judgments we make. Discovering the deeper reality and uncovering the inner knowledge, this exhibition sheds light on various levels of truth. Make a visit for a dose of enlightenment.