Ongoing events in Bangkok
Four artists from three countries — Khvay Samnang from Cambodia, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai from Vietnam, and duo artists Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho from the Philippines, all of them left their hometown for works and studies — examine the movement of people, industry and inner beings in this multimedia exhibition.
Organized by Thai Film Archive, the World Class Cinema 2017 features one classic movie each month until the end of the year. · 12 Mar Gone with the Wind (1939) - Tickets are available from 3 Mar · 9 Apr Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (1953) – Tickets are available from 31 Mar · 14 May The Big Boss (1971) - Tickets are available from 5 May · 2 Jul Rebel without a cause (1955) - Tickets are available from 23 Jun · 13 Aug The Bridge on river Kwai (1957) – Tickets are available from 4 Aug · 17 Sep 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 / 149 นาที) - Tickets are available from 8 Sep · 15 Oct The Good the bad and the ugly (1966) – Tickets are available from 6 Oct · 12 Nov Fiddler on the Roof (2514) - Tickets are available from 3 Nov · 3 Dec The Ten Commandments (2499) - Tickets are available from 24 Nov
Inspired by her family dining tradition, Conceptual illustrator/animator Kanith portrays a collection of digital paintings on the contradiction of Chinese-style round-table dining and microwaved meals. Come to meet the artist at the opening reception on 4th Mar between 17:00 and 20:00.
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.
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
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.