Top events in Bangkok this month
Decoding Thainess is Museum Siam's permanent exhibition that focuses on rediscovering the true definition of Thainess. Spread across 14 rooms on two floors, the exhibit digs into different cultural elements to discover the kingdom’s truest cultural roots via multi-disciplinary presentations and installations.
Acclaimed artist Chatchai Puipai’s first exhibition in eight years introduces the imaginary chamber of Vetal, a fictional demon character created from his own imagination. A portrayal of the demon’s life is presented through drawings, written material and paintings.
Bangkok is hosting its own biennale, a large-scale art festival that involves various kinds of art created by an impressive amount of artists and exhibited in 20 different notable venues throughout the city. The Bangkok Art Biennale features masterpieces from more than 70 Thai and international names, including celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusuma. Read about 5 artists you need to check out at Bangkok Art Biennale's venues in Pathumwan-Wireless area, the historic East Asiatic Building is now open to the public to showcase Bangkok Art Biennale art works, and the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Bangkok Art Biennale Apinan Poshyananda talks everything about the citywide art festival.
Duty-free mecca King Power has joined up with Disney to transform its downtown complex on Rangnam Road into a magical land for Mickey Mouse and his friends. Make your way around the Mickey Mouse-themed fun park and shop for specially created Mickey Mouse merchandise. On 18 Nov, join thousands of other Mickey fans to celebrate the 90th birthday of the world’s most beloved mouse and help the city achieve a new record for the Guinness World Records. There will also be meet-and-greet sessions with your favorite Disney characters between 23 and 25 Nov, plus more activities throughout Christmas and New Year.
Apart from exhibiting a gigantic “Lost Dog” sculpture at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, French artist Aurèle Ricard will also exhibit a series of paintings, drawings and seven more Lost Dog sculptures at PT-Gallery.
Surindr Sonthirati remembers the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a solo exhibition of 99 paintings that took a full year to complete. Part of the profits will be donated to Foundation For the Better Life of Children.
Fabrizio La Torre was an Italian photographer who lived in Bangkok from 1956 to 1961, commissioned to document and photograph the launch of renowned Italthai Industries company. During his time in the city, the avid art enthusiast also took thousands of photos of the city and its residents. Bangkok That Was showcases these rarely seen photographs in a double-venue exhibition simultaneously showing at Serindia Gallery and the National Museum.