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The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real

Goodbye skin-whitening advertisements. 

By Neon Boonyadhammakul | Jul 18, 2017

  • The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real
  • The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real
  • The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real
  • The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real
  • The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real
  • The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, for real

The BTS is transforming into a mobile art installation, following a successful crowdfunding campaign.  

From today, Jul 19, commuters on the BTS Silom and Sukhumvit lines might spot trains decked out in a variety of inspirational quotes and spiritual motifs. 

Dubbed "Universal Connections," the project aims to break up the overwhelming amount of advertising around us by wrapping the inside and outside of a BTS train with a huge work of art.

It's the brainchild of Wonderfruit founder Pete Phornpraphra and contemporary artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert, who have designed a piece inspired by fractal geometry that tells the story of our spiritual and physical understanding of life and the universe.

Kamin's work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim New York and the Venice Biennale. The Lopburi-born artist founded the 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit project, which has appeared in Chiang Mai in various forms, most memorably an installation of shipping containers in 2010.

Launched in April, the project's campaign on crowdfunding startup site Asiola exceeded its goal of B2.6 million, allowing the dream to become reality.  
 
Asiola is a local crowdfunding platform led by CEO Jon Lor that aims to raise money for creative projects around Thailand. One recently successful campaign raised funds for the renovation of Neilson Hays Library Conservation, while another ongoing one is helping with Unfolding Kafka Festival 2017.
 
BK has been quick to criticize the BTS for many things, but this is actually kinda cool 

Check out more of the design below:

 

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