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Bangkok Art and Design Part I

Being in Bangkok a few weeks now, I had time to explore the artistic side of the vibrant, crazy city. There are so
many things to see and do and not all of them are written in the travelbook, of course. Some hints just come across
by coincidence. This is why I divided the whole topic into parts. The first part I am dedicating to the BACC,
the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre just next to the famous MBK shopping mall (BTS National Stadium) in BKKs city centre.

BACC
Being in Bangkok a few weeks now, I had time to explore the artistic side of the vibrant, crazy city. There are so
many things to see and do and not all of them are written in the travelbook, of course. Some hints just come across
by coincidence. This is why I divided the whole topic into parts. The first part I am dedicating to the BACC, the
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre just next to the famous MBK shopping mall (BTS National Stadium) in BKKs city centre.

It is a huge building and has the architecture of a typical 6 floor gallery: completely covered in inspiring white and
a lot of space above your head to think. I feel really comfortable in such an environment, I wouldn´t mind if my future studio is like that!

What can you find in the BACC? Exhibitions, exhibitions, exhibitions. And fancy book and coffee shops.

Books

I was just so attracted by this design bookstore (it is called "Hardcover - The Art Book Shop") that I could´t help myself
and had to enter. This is designers heaven! They have any kind of European and Asian design and art book you can
think about: books about art techniques, photography, filmography, typography, decoration style..you name it.
If you want to go there for shopping you should definitely bring some money with you.



Having a variety of ongoing exhibitions I planned to visit the Bukruk exhibition (free entry) which shows the outcome
of the Bukruk Street Art Festival, a "thriving symbol" of the cooperation between Europe and Thailand. Stated as the
most talented in their fields, the work of 16 European and 11 Thai artists can be seen here. They have an interesting
concept: the whole area is mainly dark. But don´t worry, they are offering torches so you can go and explore every
piece of art by yourself. The art itself is mixed media. All in all a colorful and, concerning craftsmanship, a high quality work.
Check it out!

Bukruk


While going around the BACC I coincidently ran into an interview with an artist which was held in the ground floor
of the BACC. Guess who was there... It was Erwin Wurm from Austria. Somehow I ve seen or at least heard of his art
concepts. He is very experimental and focused on the idea itself. Being a calm, charming and very
thoughtful character I enjoyed listing to him.

Here is what really impressed me: The Narrow House. It is build after the original of his parents house.
Every detail. Just in narrow.

Erwin-Wurm



Bangkok Art and Design is to be continued… See you soon!
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