After a long sweet vacation, we are all ready to start fresh this year by painting our very own canvases with different shades of experiences.
As we embark on this new journey, there’s lots of room to experience a wealth of deep-seated art that might shed a light upon your outlook in life or simply make you go ‘wow’. 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. Luckily for us, we can kickstart 2020 with plenty of beautiful art and culture happenings to explore this January. Here, we’ve put together a list of 10-must-see exhibitions you need to visit in Bangkok this January 2020, because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours too. From raw linen art of iconic figures to revisiting the enchantment of the golden era, see how many of these exhibitions in Bangkok you can visit before the month’s end.
Art that is all about the heat of the moment. Aesthetic Revolt is an exhibition featuring oil paintings that were created by highly skilled craftsmen without sketching or drafting beforehand. Gaze over the incredible paintings and experience what the artist felt at the time of conception.
Capturing human emotions through unused materials like raw linen and reversed canvases, Patrick Manthe recognises the personality and beauty of people who have left their lasting memory in history, focusing on iconic figures. “Immortal Icons” is a homage to humanity exploring its diversity and as a ray of hope of how to overcome challenges. Come by and experience a rare interpretation of expressionistic and lyrical elements creating a beautiful harmony.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn continues to permit to exhibit her travel photography as a source of knowledge and wisdom to the the public. This time under the theme, “Photos Wonderland”, the photos displayed are the ones taken during her travels in Thailand from 2018-2019. Consider this an opportunity to learn more about our Princess by exploring her beautiful showcase.
Just like a container, our mind has the power to transform those fleeting moments of thoughts into various shapes and appearances. Exploring the relationship between fine art and artisanship, Yarnakarn makes a debut with his art exhibition by experimenting with a therapeutic play — fourteen people were given a piece of clay and within two hours, it streamed into imaginations that overcame fear within the human mind. Come explore the photos by Nuch Nianmongkol to feel the nostalgia and sense of belonging this container brings to you.
Digging deep into the modern approach of Thai art and pushing Thai art to an international level, this exhibition will be led by the three talented artists — Teerapon Sisung, Subannakrit Krikum, and Terdtanwa Kanama. Expect to see symbolic concepts that will open up new perspectives leaving the old framework behind.
‘Out of the Fold’ by Kanchalee Ngamdamronk is all about using recycled materials like textile art pieces in techniques of stitching, folding, tie-dyeing and patchwork. Balancing out the chaotic thoughts and emotions in our fast-paced society, this exhibition will present an abstract language conveyed through patterns and embroidered lines that speaks more than you think.
Big or small, every object has the potential to tell a story. Think about a long narrow shape next to a bird, perhaps representing a bar or a hunter’s tool. Concentrating on how time, imperfections, and even reactions of decision-making can be used to interpret objects, Karin Herwegh detaches art from all the means of technology or purposeful thinking to simply see the beauty of objects. Use your own imagination to experience what you really see.
There are times in our life when we experience a periodical pause when images or objects break the rhythm and everything seems to stop like a pause button. Keeping the urge to capture those memorable moments in life that may have seemed ordinary back then, Kwangkaew’s new series focuses on the illusion of time. Pause, rewind, and cherish all those moments that made a difference to your life.
‘Something Nouveau’ celebrates the most magical era of beauty and glorification – the golden era of art, design, and architecture. At the new Museum of Digital Art (MODA), River City Bangkok will present the truly avant-garde form of art dedicated to the three masters of this style – Klimt, Mucha, and Beardsley. Immerse yourself in the aesthetics of these masterpieces that have been treasured all around the world.
Between different landscapes and traces of time, Carolina Sandretto takes you down to Cuba, Svalbard, and Antarctica, to appreciate every brick of life — whether it’s rooms full of things that are old or broken, too. Leaving all things behind, let your imaginations flow through the beauty of the landscape here.