The fifth edition of Bangkok Design Week returns this weekend, serving as a platform for designers, creators, entrepreneurs, producers, artists, public agencies and individuals to explore coexistence with Covid-19; to find a new way of life for the future. Under the "Co With Creation" theme, the design week has a threefold mission. First, to encourage creators' creativity and experimentation to create a new normal lifestyle. Second, to support creative businesses and communities to generate income. And, third, to revitalise creative districts of Charoen Krung-Talad Noi, Sam Yan, Ari-Pradipat, Thonglor-Ekamai and Phra Nakhon through online and offline activities. These are just five out of 30 highlights, many of which take place at the Grand Postal Building and TCDC. Go to bangkokdesignweek.com.
Sit/Vid/Me is presented by AP Thailand, a leading property developer, at the Grand Postal Building from 11am-10pm. It's a community space that hopes to safely bring people together despite the ongoing pandemic.
Lighting Designers Thailand presents a light design titled The Wall 2022 at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem on Maha Phruttharam Road from 6-10pm. They aim to present how light and imagination can playfully illuminate an urban space.
The return of New World x Old Town is for those who seek something surreal. Silpakorn University's Faculty of Architecture has joined creative forces with HUI Team Design, Saturate Designs, Silpakorn's Faculty of Music and a network of installation art designers to tell the story of Bang Lamphu through light and sound design in the abandoned New World Mall. Open from 5-9pm.
Mental-verse is an exhibition by multidisciplinary design company Eyedropper Fill at River City Bangkok from 11am-8pm. It aims to raise awareness on mental health by showing the inner world of those who suffer from depression through video installation. They have participated in designing their own storytelling to allow viewers to sympathise and understand them.
What's the Hex by Silpakorn's Faculty of Decorative Arts Ph.D. candidates takes place at Chutie is Baking: Charoen 43 Art & Eatery from 10am-6pm. It's a presentation of design research projects by six doctoral graduates in design arts. They are "Essence Of Cultural District: Sustainable Development Of Bangkok" by Ek Thongprasert, "Circular Design Innovation: Fashion Waste Design For Longevity Through Emotional Attachment" by Jirapan Wongtongsanguan, "Enhancing Thai Art With Generative and Procedural Method" by Tanat Jiravansirikul, "Aesthetic Of Khon: Sensory Interaction Design For Intellectual Stimulation" by Yathana Pakawattanakoson, "Creative Pottery Of Dan Kwian As The Environment Friendly Product" by Racha Thongphak and "Design Of Interactive Media In Buddhist Concept Of Proprioception For Youth" by Panasuddhi Suddhiprakarn.
Against The Day / Woof Pack / Until Feb 28
Filmmaker Shane Bunnag presents a selection of his photographic works at the latest exhibition of Woof Pack in Sala Daeng 1, which opens from 10am to 6pm. Blurry figures of naked female forms are captured in the middle of the movement, resulting in abstract yet mesmerising effects. More info at fb.com/woofpackbangkok.
NFT X AR
NFT AR Playground Project / Various Venues / Until Feb 24
Self-dubbed the first social AR platform in Thailand, Space is holding NFT art exhibitions at multiple venues in Bangkok at the same time. Art is literally in the air as you have to discover them with your smartphone with the help of augmented reality technology. The participating venues are Benjakitti Park, Samyan Mitrtown, Grand Postal Building, Siam Square One, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Lumphini Park. You can hunt for NFT art at the first three venues until Feb 24. Siam Square One, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Lumphini Park will start from Feb 9, 11 and 17, respectively. More info at fb.com/spacearmedia.
I Am You / Number 1 Gallery / Feb 5-26
Prawit Lumcharoen returns to Number 1 Gallery on Silom 21 with his latest solo show titled "I Am You". Known for his signature metallic chubby boys, Prawit has incorporated his character into paintings to tell simulated stories in a playful and colourful way. The boy character is named WIT and created in the artist's own likeness. The more you know. More info at fb.com/pages.number1gallery.