Projection mapping and contemporary art installations in the Old Town.
Curated by the Charoen Contemporaries art group, the event will feature projection mapping on the Praisaneeyakarn building's facade as well as installations by artists like Miti Ruangkritya, Anon Chaisansook and Wolfgang Bellwinkel exploring and critiquing the history of Thai modernism.
Originally built in 1871, the striking colonial-style Praisaneeyakarn building became a symbol of Thailand’s embrace of western modernism. After the original structure was abolished in 1982, a replica was completed on a nearby plot of land in 2010.
Currently the building serves as a museum to commemorate the history of the Thai postal service, providing ripe material for artists like Arnont Nongyao, Kansuda Panprom, Sornrapat Pattarakorn, Albrecht Pischel Nuttapon Sawasdee and Titirat Skultantimayta to mine in a series of contemporary art installations and activities.
PostScripts opens at 7pm on Jul 20 and runs through Aug 5.
Bangkok Biennial runs until Sep 30, an independent undertaking promising a lineup that brings together local artists Angkrit Ajchariyasophon and Mit Jai Inn, street artists TRK and Hideyuki Katsumata, and the forces behind underground art spaces like Bridge, Speedy Grandma and N22 at 69 different “pavilions” spread throughout the city.
Check out the full list of participating artists and galleries at bangkokbiennial.com.
Praisaneeyakarn, Saphan Phut Rd., Phra Nakhon. Event runs Tue-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-10pm and Sat-Sun 2-10pm