Tuk tuks to transport art lovers to 50 galleries across two nights.
Back for the sixth time, Galleries’ Night invites after-hours art buffs to gallery hop Bangkok’s art spaces by night.
During the event, more than 50 galleries across the city will open their doors to the public for free, featuring two nights of special events across Silom, Sathorn and the Riverside on Feb 1 and Sukhumvit on Feb 2.
A fleet of 30 dedicated tuk tuks specially decked out by art collective Liv_id will be on hand to provide free transport between venues.
Participating venues in the Silom and Sathorn areas include Woof Pack, Speedy Grandma, Sathorn 11 Art Space, Jam, Gallery Ver, Bridge, Most and Alliance Francaise, while Sukhumvit will be serviced by WTF Bar & Gallery, Rebel Art Space, RMA Studio, Tars Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art and S.A.C. Gallery.
Below are just a few of the highlights.
At WTF Gallery and Cafe (Sukhumvit Soi 51), Portuguese artist Miguel Januário, aka MaisMenos, presents More or Less, in which he showcases the parallels in the practices of Thai and Portuguese street artists and the obstacles they resist: constraint of freedom of media, nationalism, the over-exercise of authority and the fragility of democracy.
At Charoenkrung's Bridge Art Space, Chinese American artist Xia Zhang and Thai illustrator Kanitharin Thailamtong team up for Offed Duty, a video and digital installation that uses autobiographical narratives to challenge and expose societal pressures and toxic norms.
At Kathmandu Photo Gallery on Silom's Pan Road, photographer Thamarong Wanarithikul will present his boxed-in shots of workers in the back of pickup trucks as part of the exhibition called 8am.
At Most Gallery on Charoenkrung, catch the first solo exhibition in Bangkok of Chinese photographer Zhang Kechun, which will showcase photographs from his iconic series The Yellow River and Between The Mountains and Water.
This is For You at Yelo House will gather highlights from Bangkok illustrator Pratchaya “Poysian” Mahapauraya's beloved online comic strip Sundae Kids which deal with everyday issues in couple relationships.