Prestige Planner: Best Things to Do This Week (June 17 – 23)

After a decade of political upheaval and social malaise, things have been rocky for a lot of industries, and Thailand’s art scene is no exception. As things are beginning — fingers crossed! — to settle, we’re finally starting to see the art industry pick up, with more opportunities and interest in local artists. As we roundup the best happenings in the city on a weekly basis, we’re happy to see increasingly interesting art events, and a greater appreciation for the creative scene.
Among the exciting art-related happenings, this week we see the sixth comeback of Hotel Art Fair — Farmgroup’s project that brings together artists and galleries both local and international for a two-day exhibition at a hotel. If the event triggers the inner creative in you, feel free to continue your art-inspired journey by checking out the other exhibitions taking place.

On a different note, resident gourmets also have something saucy to mark on their calendars, as Haoma welcomes chefs from Bali’s Apéritif Restaurant & Bar for a one-of-a-kind four hands dinner. If you happen to be more the stay-in type, worry not — you can set aside time to get a bit of redecorating done this week as Chanintr hosts a massive summer sale. Scroll to see your plans for the week!

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Chanintr Outlet Summer 2019

HOMES — For those in the mood for some redecorating, here’s the perfect excuse to go all out and give your home the revamp it needs. Bangkok’s luxury furniture importer Chanintr is hosting a pretty incredible summer sale, offering eye-catching deals and exclusive offers. Not that the original prices would’ve stopped you anyway — the discounts just give you that much  more reason to go and brighten up your living space. Splurge on the very best from brands such as Baker, Minotti, and Liaigre — with everything from furniture, to lighting and even rugs, you definitely won’t be going home empty handed.

June 20 – July 2, 2019. Chanintr. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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Apéritif x Haoma

WINE & DINE — Apéritif Restaurant & Bar in Bali is coming to Bangkok, set to take part in an exciting collaboration. Hosted by Haoma, the four hands culinary experience promises borderless flavours and culinary excellence, with a menu that’s truly unlike any other. With 12 courses, expect to try the likes of beetroot meringue served with goat cheese, or a serving of local mud crab with gulai, ikura, parsley root and citrus.

THB2,990+ for 12 courses. 6-9pm, June 21, 2019. Haoma. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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Hotel Art Fair

ART & CULTURE — One of Bangkok’s most exciting art events is back! Returning for its sixth run, the Hotel Art Fair will be taking over W Bangkok Hotel this month, bringing galleries from all around, under one roof for a weekend of creativity. Visitors are invited to explore the floors of W Bangkok Hotel, where rooms have been allocated to exhibiting a diverse selection of work by local and international artists under the theme ‘Borderless’. Over the two days, guests get the chance to immerse themselves in art, mingle with other art enthusiasts, and oftentimes even meet the faces behind these galleries and exhibits. If you’re looking for an especially good time, there will also be cocktails!

11am-midnight, June 22 – 23. W Bangkok. To find out more, visit hotelartfair.com.

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3S: Spectacle Subconscious Spontaneous

ART & CULTURE — Three artists and lecturers from Srinakarinwirot University join hands for an exhibition. Through three distinct styles of contemporary art, their thoughts, subconsciousness and feelings are represented. Despite the disparity in approaches, each piece of art is well refined, resulting in a harmonious synchrony that both draws in the audience while leaving much to self-interpretation.Until July 14, 2019. S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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Eat

ART & CULTURE — Eat is the epilogue of a continuous, decade-long project initiated by renowned Japanese contemporary artist Takanobu Kobayashi since he moved to Bangkok in 1996. Through paintings and photographic installations, Kobayashi presents his famed series of paintings of tableware, as well as photographs of his actual meals taken over the years. Through his relationship with tableware, food, and empty plates, he creates a point of contemplation and a glimpse into his daily routine, left to be interpreted by the viewer.

Until July 21, 2019. 100 Tonson Gallery. To find out more, visit 100tonsongallery.com

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Flow of Progress

ART & CULTURE — Celebrating Siwilai’s fifth anniversary, visitors are invited to celebrate the half-decade journey through immersive art and cultural activities. A part of the celebration, Flow of Progress is a large-scale art installation that sees a collaboration between the creative and cultural communities of Thailand. Collaborators include artist-architect Phahonchai “Tom” Premjai, up and coming designers from Silapakorn University’s Faculty of Architecture, as well as cultural conservationists from Bangpratun and craftspeople from Tha Kha Floating Market. All entities are connected by a shared commonality, to which they pay homage — the river.Until July 31, 2019. Siwilai Store. To find out more, call 02 1605 5809 12, or visit the official Facebook page