The best things to do in Bangkok this week, including a comeback exhibition by Alex Face, and the rebrand of SAC Gallery.
Nearing the New Year season, there’s a wistfulness that hangs in the air, coupled by the annual November cool-breeze. As we begin to set our goals for the new year, and hope for better things to come, there’s no time like the present to go out and get inspired. Thankfully, Bangkok’s event scene takes on a rather creative turn this week, with a series of exhibitions and even a Japanese Film Festival. Scroll to see your plans.
Japanese Film Festival — House Edition
ART & CULTURE — For those looking to get a little cultural inspiration this week, or perhaps an experience that’s just a little bit different, why not catch a screening from the Japanese Film Festival — House Edition. This year, participants are in luck as the festival will also be available for free via an online platform, making it easier to tune in. Different titles will be available on each day, for 24 hours.
Films will be screened at House Samyan from November 13 – 22, 2020. Online Screening will be available from November 20 – 29, 2020. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
Monument of Hope
ART & CULTURE — Making a much-awaited return after his Covid-19 caused hiatus, graffiti artist Patcharapol Tangruen — better known as Alex Face — presents a new solo exhibition, featuring new still life paintings inspired by feelings of worry and boredom experienced during Thailand’s recent lockdown. Along with the paintings, visitors can also expect two large-scale sculptures cast with bronze. As usual, his work draws from his 11-year-old daughter, and for this particular showcase Alex Face applies his street art skills to elements of classic compositions from 17th-century Dutch painters he’d long admired.
Until December 27, 2020. Bangkok CityCity Gallery. To find out more, visit bangkokcitycity.com.
The End is Now, Now is Here
ART & CULTURE — Marking the rebrand of SAC Gallery, this group exhibition features 25 young, Thai artists, who are forging their path within the industry and emerging as notable names in contemporary art. Exploring the technique of drawing, the exhibition offers an otherworldly expression of the importance of the relationship shared between ideas and art.
Until January 5, 2021. SAC Gallery. To find out more, visit zipeventapp.com.
Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Today
ART & CULTURE — For the first time, illustrator Pamda Bure collaborates with light and sound artist Asitnahc to create an immersive exhibition, drawing audiences into a whole new world of unique lines, colours, and shadows. Also in collaboration with team Canon, expect a fascinating experience quite unlike any other, with lively imagery and unique lighting and sound techniques.
Until November 25, 2020. The Shophouse 1527. To find out more, visit FB @pamdabureillustrator.