It’s time to slowly sway into the festive spirit. It’s already November.

As we bounce into the penultimate month of the year, Bangkok is already in the mood to celebrate. Luckily, November is also blessed with lots of inspiring and eye-opening art exhibitions to explore, too. From redefining the norms of fashion illustration to expressing the notion of unconditional love through art, here we’ve put together a list of 10 must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this November 2020. If it’s on our artsy radar, it should definitely be on yours, too.

[Hero Image & Feature Image: River City Bangkok]

1
Unconditional Love

What is unconditional love for you? While there is no perfect definition for love in this world, this work of art explains this notion in two forms: the neurological and the religious. According to Neuroscience, love is divided into two types: romantic love and mother’s love (or unconditional love). This exhibition is an expression of loves in various aspects and it brings together different artists to convey their story and share their perspectives.

Address
Show DC, 99/6-9 Chaturathit Rd, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+66 2 111 5555
Start Date:
Today
End Date:
November 22, 2020
2
Rak: An Assemble Collective

We know that broken things can never be fixed. But just the thought or willingness to mend broken things speaks volumes. Bringing those little pieces back together requires time, skill, and effort almost equal to creating new pieces. Accepting the broken piece is like accepting those flaws just the way they are. This solo exhibition by Sumanatsya Voharn juxtaposes this situation to our journey of life, including, for instance, how many times we try to mend our minds. Is there something broken that you need to fix too? Drop by for some inspiration.

Address
Subhashok The Arts Centre, 160/3 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 
Website
Start Date:
Today
End Date:
November 22, 2020
3
There Is No Thai Park exhibition

What was “Thai Park” called in Berlin? Digging deep to answer this puzzle, this exhibition is presented in collaboration with the un.thai.tled collective Berlin, and with the support of the Goethe Institut Thailand. It questions the identity beyond the nation, which gains additional power and urgency in a world of increasing nationalism, the thickening of borders, and the rise of xenophobia. Curious? You need to come by to find out what “Thai Park” is really about.

Address
Subhashok The Arts Centre, 160/3 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 
Website
Start Date:
Today
End Date:
November 29, 2020
4
Solitude

Need a dose of nature? ‘Solitude’ is a series of works by three talented artists — by Yuth Suripong, Onnalin Lojanagosin, and Noppanan Thannaree. Between capturing the scenic view of nature and reimagining its beauty in various aspects, each piece here has a story to tell.

Address
Artist+Run Gallery, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok
Website
Phone
099-454-5955
Start Date:
Today
End Date:
December 20, 2020
5
Monument of Hope

This solo exhibition by street artist Alex Face brings us a collection of new still life paintings that blossomed amid the recent lockdown. The two large-scale sculptures in bronze are the highlight of this exhibition. This bunny-like character has something in store for all art lovers out there.

Address
BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY 13/3 Sathorn 1 South Sathorn Road Thung Mahamek Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
Today
End DAte:
December 27, 2020
6
Undressed to Dress Up

What is beauty to you? Internationally famous artist Ping Hatta (Piamrak Hattakitkosol) presents a series of works that redefine the norms of fashion illustration. The artist focuses on the relationship between contemporary fashion and its impact on how a woman carries herself. Think, well-dressed with an empowering attitude and an aura of confidence. Come by and you might find your definition of beauty.

Address
River City Bangkok, 373/2 Charoen Krung Soi 45, Bang Rak, 10500
Website
Phone
+66 2 652 2732
Start Date
November 5, 2020
End Dat
December 31, 2020
7
The City & The City: Divided Senses by BIPAM x F/T

Welcome to a place where the two fashion capitals meet: Bangkok and Tokyo. This exhibition is all about the exchanges and creative encounters between Bangkok and Tokyo’s artists, translated and presented by 3 Bangkok artists.

Address
The Jam Factory, 41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong San, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
November 5, 2020
End Date:
November 14, 2020
8
“Sense of Perspective” Art Exhibition

Every moment has a story to tell, and embarking on this notion, the two artists Theerapong Kamolpus & Pronpirun Thonsanoh capture the impressionist ambiance in a different colour that could be felt through the art. Given that we are always hustling our way through with our fast-paced lifestyle, we need to stop and find our way to create a colourful ambiance for ourselves.

Address
Kalwit Studio & Gallery (Ruamrudee 2, BTS Ploenchit exit 4), 119/14 Soi Ruamrudee Community, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok
Website
Start Date:
November 6, 2020
End Date:
December 30, 2020
9
Nowhere Exhibition

Seeking some fresh inspiration? Drop by to see a photography exhibition by Ken Ekkapon and enjoy the live evening jam at the grand opening of the House of Nowhere. It’s a cafe, studio, and gallery, and its inaugural exhibition is aptly entitled ‘Nowhere’.

Address
House of Nowhere, 348 Phanit Anan Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok
Website
10
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Blurring the boundaries between art and politics, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a rebel for the digital age and its audiences. Debut director Alison Klayman gained access to Ai while working as a journalist in China, and thus, this film offers a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. This film has been translated into over 26 languages and was shortlisted for Academy Awards. Head over to watch one of the most powerful movies of the year.

Address
River City Bangkok, 373/2 Charoen Krung Soi 45, Bang Rak, 10500
Website
Phone
+66 2 652 2732
Date:
November 7, 14, 21
Time:
2pm
Price:
THB 150
11
"INSANE INSTINCT" Exhibition

Have you ever thought about what triggers your attention? Promising Thai artist Supicha Sutanthavibul is bringing us a series of work, curated by Jay Spencer and Francois Russo, that explores how our values in life start to cloud when we mix adulthood and childhood, human and animal, or even toy and flesh. These evocative images are reflections of our disdain for the value of life, power, abuse, and even greed. Remember the time when we experienced real empathy towards all forms of beings? Stroll by and you might feel like you’ve rediscovered yourself.

Address
Woof Pack Building, 1, 3-9 Sala Daeng 1 Alley, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Website
Start Date:
November 12, 2020
End Date:
December 13, 2020
12
Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Today

Immerse into a whole new world of unique lines, colours, and shadows. For the first time, we will be seeing illustrator Pamda Bure collaborating with light and sound artist Asitnahc to bring this cool immersive exhibition. In collaboration with Canon, the exhibition will bring us a fascinating experience with some lively imagery, unique lighting, and sound techniques, never like before.

Address
The Shophouse 1527, 1527 Rama IV Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 
Website
Phone
 +66 61 994 2994
Start Date:
November 19, 2020
End Date:
November 25, 2020
Alisha Pawa
Writer
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.