Bangkok’s major night of art and culture will bring together over 250 Thai and international artists across 70 galleries.
This Feb 14-15, Galleries’ Night returns for its seventh edition, promising after-hours art buffs a weekend of exhibitions, painting and dance performances, screenings, curators’ talks and artist meetups at over 70 of Bangkok’s best galleries and art spaces.
Split across two nights, the event invites participants to hop from one gallery to another with the help of an online map and a fleet of 30 free tuk tuks. Feb 14 will focus on venues around Silom, Sathorn and the riverside, while Feb 15 will cover Ari, Pathumwan and Sukhumvit.
Participating venues in the Silom, Sathorn and Riverside areas include: Alliance Francaise Bangkok, Baan Rim Naam, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok Screening Room, Kathmandu Photo Gallery, River City Bangkok, Serindia Gallery and The Jam Factory.
Meanwhile, venues in Ari, Pathumwan and Sukhumvit include Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 10 mL., Numthong Art Space, Case Space Revolution, Yelo House, Tars Gallery, WTF Gallery, S.A.C. Gallery and 100 Tonson Gallery.
Here's a closer look at some of the highlights:
Credit: Bangkok CityCity Facebook
Bangkok CityCity Gallery: The Garden Club
Visual artist Tae Parvit and audio/visual designer Jay Vatanakuljaras team up to construct a retreat space based on the concept of “gardens.” Expect sessions of slow stretching to the backdrop of soothing sounds and video installations.
13/3 Sathorn Soi 1, 083-087-2725. MRT Lumphini
Credit: Numthong Art Space Facebook
Numthong Art Space: 80+ Festival
Amsterdam-based Thai artist Chavalit Soemprungsuk showcases his collection of digital prints developed between 2013-2019. Over the past six decades, Chavalit has been recognized as one of the key figures of Thai abstract and non-objective art. In his later years working as an artist, he has shifted his artistic medium from large-scale sculptures and paintings to digital prints.
72/3 Ari Soi 5 (North), 02-617-2794. BTS Ari
Credit: Avagarde Art Facebook
AVAgarde Art: Shades
Catch this special solo exhibition by Thanachai “Pod” Ujjin, lead singer of Thai alternative-rock band Moderndog, who will showcase his life memoirs through abstract paintings and ceramic sculptures.
Yannakarn+Ago Bldg., 2 Nanglinchee Soi 4. BTS Chong Nonsi
Kathmandu Photo Gallery: Uthaipia
Street photographer Chatchai Boonyaprapatsara exhibits colorful photos showcasing the awkward clash of traditional “Thainess” and modern Western influence.
87 Pan Rd., 02-234-6700. BTS Surasak
Kalwit Studio & Gallery: Nature is Not Saddened
Artist Chisanuphool “Kao” Presanvorakitkool showcases his intricate woodcuts portraying humans fighting natural disasters and trying to overpower nature through the wasteful use of natural resources.
119/14 Ruamrudee Soi 2, Wireless Rd., 02-254-4629. BTS Phloen Chit
Yelo House: Her Love
A group of eight female artists under the name “HERspective” showcase their different views on love through oil paintings, hand lettering and paper arts.
20/2 Kasemsan Soi 1, Rama 1 Rd., 098-469-5924. BTS National Stadium