Don’t let the rain get to you this month. In fact, it’s the perfect weather to stay in and savour the exciting new art exhibitions around town. From Tim Pelling’s photography of Bangkok’s canals to the annual Hotel Art Fair by Farmgroup, there’s a wide range of art to see and appreciate this June. We’ve compiled a list of exhibits, art shows and events for you to check out. Here are our top picks.
Elements by Michael Deloffre
When: Through 1 September 2017
With over 150 exhibitions worldwide, French painter Michael Deloffre is now showcasing his new collection Elements at S Gallery, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Paying homage to nature, his paintings draws attention to the four elements of nature – astronomical, physical chemical and biological – and analyses the world in “philosophia naturalis”.
S Gallery, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Road Soi 13-15, Klongtoey Nua, Wattman, Bangkok, +66 93 582 6588
Liquid Bangkok by Tim Pelling
When: Through 24 June 2017
Canadian photographer Tim Pelling has captured the beauty of neglected canals in Bangkok in a series of photographs. Curated by Oya Aydin, the exhibition highlights the intricate network of waterways that flow through and around the city. Pelling encapsulates the ever-changing forms of water and the light that it reflects in his collection. Drop by to take a look at the stunning imagery and delve into Bangkok’s urban landscape.
Soy Sauce Factory, Soy Sauce Bar, 11/1 Charoenkrung 24, Bangkok, +66 98 956 6549
When: Through 11 July 2017
Born in 1995, Harit Srikhao is a photographer most well-known for his photo essays Cross Stitch at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Margin of Visual Threshold exhibition at Circle Art Centre in China. His latest exhibition depicts the suppressed Thai society in the face of military regime and political instability.
Gallery VER, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22 Bangkok, +66 89 988 5890
Resident Art Show 2017
When: Through 27 June 2017
An exciting exhibition happening in Sathorn Art Space, the Resident Art Show 2017 will be showcasing the work of six new local artists. This includes Chonkhet Phanwichien, Tinna Hongngam, Prapoj Kumjinda, Preecha Raksorn, Pisanu Prasoetpol and Somchoke Mahachanon. The resident artists have been working on this exhibit for the past six months, and each of them boasts a stunning collection of original artworks.
Sathorn 11 Art Space, 404 Sathorn soi 11 Bangkok, +66 2 004 1199
Bye Bye Chinatown
When: Through 23 June 2017
One of Bangkok’s unique cultural heritage spot, Chinatown is now going through a series of construction and much of its rich history is at risk. To raise awareness of the changing urban landscape of Chinatown, a group of professional and amateur photographers will be displaying a collaborative photo installation at Cho Why. Other activities, such as Bye Bye Chinatown walking tour, are happening throughout this month.
Cho Why, Soi Nana 17, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok
Creating Art with Data
When: 16 June 2017
A new media artist, Scott Kildall is working in Bangkok as a part of the American Arts Incubator programme. He will be giving an artistic talk, “Creating Art with Data”, to explain how technology can be used creatively in art. His presentation also explores the current environmental issues and scientific discoveries.
Whiteline, Silom 8 Alley, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Hotel Art Fair
When: 23–25 June 2017
A boutique hotel that opened last December, Volve Hotel Bangkok is collaborating with Farmgroup and inviting art lovers to join them at the annual Hotel Art Fair. The hotel will be hosting an art exhibition within the guestrooms and featuring art pieces from 30 leading galleries across Thailand. Each of the guestrooms will be showcasing a collection of artworks by a unique Thai artist.
Volve Hotel Bangkok, 26/1 Sukhumvit 53 10110 Bangkok, +66 2 000 1000,