Tonight's the night Bangkok art fans relish—Gallery Hopping Night, or just Gallery Night, is back on! Spending your Friday night running around town in search of inspiring creative works is thrilling but it can also be a stressful affair if you haven't got at least the slightest of plans. But don't worry, from a fellow lover of the arts, we've done the homework on your behalf. Here are our top picks of galleries and shows not to miss tonight, ordered conveniently by their opening hours. Enjoy!
5-10pm: Portrait of Thai-Chinese
Opening tonight at 5pm at Cho Why gallery is Bangkok-based Park Dong-hyuk’s photographic exhibition “Portrait of Thai-Chinese”. The black-and-white film photo series documents the livelihood and culture of the Thai-Chinese population centred in Bangkok’s Chinatown specifically.
Cho Why, 17 Soi Nana, Chinatown
6:30-10pm: Adventures in Celluloid: Slide Film to C-Print
Explore old school types of photography through the works of self-taught British photographer Ti Foster. Ti began making large scale photographic prints in 1995 and is now an internationally collected name. His works express a theme of inner peace and tranquility in this mad and messy world. If you’re a fan of analogue and are perhaps looking for escape from our chaotic surroundings, then Adventures in Celluloid at PT Gallery is one exhibition you shouldn’t miss tonight.
PT Gallery, 48-58 Soi Charoenkrung 30
7-10pm: Five Five Five Plus
Speedy Grandma’s latest artist in residence, Aaron Grech from Melbourne, debuts his style tonight (7pm onwards). What is known so far is that there’ll be merch available for purchase and that Aaron will be doing some handpoke tattoos. Come admire art, get inked or just say hi to Aaron tonight. He seems eager to meet.
7pm-Very Late: Mao Mak Mag 3 x Ohene Cornelius x The Lowdowns
If you missed the opening of Graham Meyer’s Mao Mak Mag 3 launch at Jam last weekend (because you were too “mao” to remember it), you can give the exhibition another shot (no, not that kind of shot) tonight. Mao Mak Mag 3 is the third installation of the Bangkok-based film photographer’s project of capturing Bangkok’s afterhour stupor. Since the venue is Jam, you can also expect rad live music: Ohene Cornelius will be playing at 9:30pm and The Lowdowns at 10:30pm. There is a meager entry fee of 100 baht.
Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1