As the historic Bangkok Art Biennale launches for the first time ever today, October 19, 2018, this city's art fans are well aware by now that Central Embassy is one of the 20 major venues in the metropolis lending themselves as exhibition spaces for the sake of contemporary art.
Supported by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Central Embassy has specifically brought in artist Choi Jeong Hwa from South Korea to display three seismic installations, collectively refered to as the "Happy Happy Project 2018", throughout the department store for the three-month long art event.
Known for creating large scaled pieces that often require non-conventional spaces to be displayed in, Choi also frequently works with waste materials as his medium of art. These traits of the artist are exemplified with a piece he did for the Seoul Olympic Stadium, in which he covered the architecture's entire surface with used plastic bottles. Having been selected to exhibit in an international art biennale before—2005's Venice Biennale—what will Choi bring to the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018?
From today until October 20, Choi's piece "About being irritated", a giant inflatable robot doing sit-ups in an annoyed, insomniatic manner, is on display at Central Embassy's G Floor.
From today until October 25, Open House on the sixth floor of Central Embassy is showcasing a massive sculpture by the artist titled "The Joker Crown", and from November 1 until January 13 of next year, "Fruit Tree", a giant assembly of artificial fruits in the shape of a tree, will be installed in front of Central Embassy.