Art to ease the mind.
Aside from eating out at cafes or restaurants (only until 9pm, though!), there might not be much to do in Bangkok right now. But the show goes on in the art world. Here are seven cool exhibitions you can check out right now, or later—with social distancing taken into account, of course.
“Two Sisters” by Auguste Renoir
Photo by Phichai Kaewvichit
Despite restraining his artistic urges for the better part of two decades, Phichai “Eak” Kaewvichit is now one of Thailand’s best-known photographers. Eak stakes his reputation on capturing Bangkok in his own minimalistic way, and now he is putting that aesthetic on display at RCB for “Unlock.” The exhibition features 30 photographs that detail four distinct chapters of his life en route to becoming the artist he is today.
Through Feb 7. RCB Photographer’s Gallery 2, 2/F River City Bangkok Shopping Centre, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Free entry
“The Empress” by Phannapast “Yoon” Taychamaythakool
“Venus in the Shell” is a solo exhibition by Phannapast “Yoon” Taychamaythakool, a young Bangkok artist who has collaborated with Italian fashion behemoth Gucci on numerous occasions. This exhibition will let you delve into the deepest corners of human emotion: fragility, anger, disappointment, love, joy, jealousy, brightness, darkness.
Through Feb 28. 2/F River City Bangkok Shopping Centre, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24
Credit: Joyman Gallery
Through Feb 14. Joyman Gallery, 357 359 Maha Chai Rd.
Credit: Kalwit Studio & Gallery
Hosted at Kalwit Studio & Gallery, “Friends” is a printmaking exhibition, hosted by Thai artist Kraisak Chirachaisakul, that examines the love etched into two women’s friendship.
Through Feb 28. Kalwit Studio & Gallery, 119/14 Wireless Rd. Soi 2 (Ruamrudee)
Credit: Sathorn 11 Art Space
A group exhibition hosted at Sathorn 11 Art Space, “Som Yhing” expresses the feminist perspectives of artists Theerapong Kamolpus, Napat Pattaraponlerd, and Sirirat Chumyen toward societal problems like gender inequality and body-shaming.
Through Jan 31. Sathorn 11 Art Space, 404 Sathorn Soi 11
Credit: Offbeat Box
Offbeat Box hosts this ceramics exhibition by artist Sukanjana “Eve” Kanjanabatr, which explores the concepts of mindfulness and self-discovery. The pieces on display are simple, symmetrical, and minimalistic, expressing freeness, tranquility, and simple living, which, according to Eve, is the meaning of life itself.
Through Feb 22. Offbeat Box, 2/F, 24/180 Lad Phrao Soi 21