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Art Stalkers #2: Bangkok

July's a light month for art around the world – but in Bangkok there was still plenty of art on offer.

Here's a sample of what we saw during Art Stalkers last month:

Large-scale abstract sculptures at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

BACC

We heard shrieks and the hollow sound of wood knocking against plaster – turns out a curious gallery visitor had satisfied her curiosity by getting too close, and caught the sculpture just before it hit the floor.

BACC

BACC

Downstairs we stopped by "Eye to Eye, Tooth for Tooth" by the HOF Art Group

BACC

and Picsique by three Thai photographers,

At BACC

Then stopped by this haphazard exhibition – its theme dealt with the conflicts in southern Thailand by an assortment of artists. 

At BACC

This piece was on another wall. "I recognize that artist from Australia!" said one Art Stalker. I wonder what this artist / image had to do with southern Thailand.

There were no signs, labels, or staff available.

Then we hopped the BTS to Silom Galleria, where there are always a half-dozen shows to see:

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Photo by AliaK

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Photo by AliaK

Tang Gallery Bangkok

This artist at Tang Contemporary had a striking installation of a world map embroidered in silk, and puppets of world leaders pontificating in front of their national flags. 

Tang Gallery Bangkok

Another artist at Tang Contemporary had lit the sky with a rainbow of neon signs.

Tang Gallery Bangkok

The Reading Room was a pleasant respite from Bangkok's afternoon heat,

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Photo by AliaK

bkk 30/07

Photo by AliaK

Reading Room Gallery

and we these artful photocopies in the gallery space/yoga center downstairs.

As usual, La Lanta gallery had a show of technically-sound art with unusual perspectives. This month featured scenes of Bangkok painted with oil and acid on zinc plates by Ditapong Boonsanong

La Lanta Gallery

One Art Stalker said as she took them in: "This makes me want to paint again".

 

We finished off the evening with a drink at WTF Gallery, and walked under the illuminated (and expensive) sculptures of Sutee Kunavichayanont

WTF Cafe

The next Art Stalkers will be Saturday 27th August, more details and sign-up on Facebook.

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