Top events in Bangkok this month
Famed post-rock band from Japan, Mono, will be performing in Bangkok for the third time. Get ready to hear their hit singles from their latest album, "Requiem for Hell."
What the Duck and Spicy Disc record labels come together to host a mini music festival featuring hip bands such as soul trio The Parkinson, rock band Chanudon, folk group Arak and The Pisat, and The Rube, whose Thai folk-inspired song, “I’m Sorry Sida,” has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
The Chanchila is a stage play written and directed by Sornchai Chatwiriyachai. It tells a story of Wichit, a man who wakes up from his sudden death and finds out neither heaven nor hell want to have him.
Photographer Harit Srikhao explores his childhood memory on his friend who passed away in the middle school through a photographic series from the groomy scenes of children running through the corridor to the photo of Siriraj Hospital’s pickled embryo of the baby in a glass jar.
Thai duo artists Teeratat Namkaew and Thanakorn Siriraks explore the concept of free gravity through surrealist oil paintings.
A pop-art exhibition by Italian artist Sergio Voci and a group of Thai artists such as Oh+Futon, P7, Aof Smith, Asin, Anchalee Arayapongpanich, and Jane Manasawii.
A group exhibition of three jewelry showcases – “A Day Away” by Anna Norrgrann, Anna-Karin Haag, Charlotte Alfort and Karin Gyllerfelt from Hnoss Initiative, a Swedish nonprofit organization to promote jewelry art; “Stone Poetry – A Slice of Home” by Danish artist Mette Saabye who reflects her motherland’s culture through the use of stones; “Talisman of Kilombu” by the Brazilian artist Cece Nobre who tries to promote Kilombu culture through silver jewelry
A royal photography exhibition showcasing a series of photographs Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn took during her travels around Thailand and overseas between 2015-2016. Along the Way of Splendour is her tenth solo photography exhibition.
Award-winning artist Erwin Wurm, famed for his exploration of current issues through experimental sculptures, brings his interactive exhibition to Bangkok for the first time. The exhibition features photographs, prints, videos and interactive presentation.
The Bangkok University Gallery celebrates the first successful decade of Brandnew, its initiative to support emerging artists, with a multi-location art exhibition. Curated by Chiangrai-based artist, Angkrit Ajchariyasophon, this exhibit features artwork in various media by six young-blood artists and will show at five different galleries across Bangkok at different periods of time. The creations of Prae Pupityastaporn and Pakinee Sricharoensuk go up at the Bangkok University Gallery from 12 Nov to 14 Jan; Dr. Thatchatham Silsupan and Wansavang Yensabaidee at WTF Gallery from 16 Nov to 29 Dec; Atit Sornsongkram at Ver Gallery from 14 Dec to 15 Jan; and Nijsupa Nakaurai at the RMA Institute from 18 Dec to 31 Jan.
Artist Kamolthip Ruangravenukit showcases a massive art piece using various types of color to test her belief that line drawing can calm down nerves. After the show, the artwork will be cut into 30 small pieces to be sewn into tote bags for sale. Viewers are invited to take a photos of the drawing and upload them to social media with a hashtag #projectmural.
Shop through the big fat weekend market featuring 100 local fashion brand stalls and 150 food vendors and food trucks. Grab your food and join others at the buzzing communal area. There are also an arty space for face and body painting, live portrait drawing by talented artists, and live music from the local bands.
Dressing Gods and Demons spotlights Her Majesty’s long-standing patronage of the art of khon, the traditional Thai masked dance associated with extravagant costumes and high-level performances. Prepare to be awed by the sumptuous headpieces, traditional finery and intricate golden accessories on display.
The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles celebrates Her Majesty’s seventh cycle birthday by showcasing her exquisite taste in fashion. The exhibition Fit for a Queen: HM Queen Sirikit’s Creations by Balmain focuses on her relationships with Pierre Balmain and François Lesage, two legendary French couturiers who created dresses for the monarch during her trips to Europe and America. Lovers of fashion history will be privy to how Her Majesty’s impeccable style evolved and developed over the years through a series of luxurious gowns, suits, cocktail dresses, and traditional and modern Thai costumes. These pieces are displayed alongside pictures of the Queen wearing them at different occasions during her trips to Europe and America in the 1960s, as well as the rarely-seen Louis Vuitton trunks that were used to transport the dresses. Balmain’s original sketchbook and a video interview with François Lesage, shot only a few months before he passed, are also on exhibit. See how Balmain cast his legendary magic on Thai silk, and take a closer look on Lesage’s delicate embroidery. Some nationalists may question why the Queen chose a foreign designer? According to museum consultant, Melissa Leventon, who co-curated the exhibition, no Thai fashion designer at that time was familiar with the complicated etiquette associated with royal dressing in the Western hemisphere. Her Majesty needed to attend several state events with the King, and no risk could be taken with her wardrob