Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Bangkok Art And Cultural Centre Exhibits
Yesterday's post about the BACC (the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre) showed you the front and what some of the insides look like. Today you'll see some of the exhibits that were on display one time when I had my camera and the presence of mind to take pictures.
One grouping featured penguins, a bird almost unheard of in Thailand other than in a zoo. With a second computerized movie featuring them just out a couple of weeks I'd guess it might be a nice exhibit to have there now, but these were there a couple of years ago.
The panels exhibit - done with input from many different people - filled a large area, and depicted a wide variety of topics. Since the museum is a very public place I doubt any of them were directly disrespectful or in violation of Thai law, but there were definitely protest statements among them; some featured familiar faces adorned with a Hitler-type mustache and swastikas. Not being able to read Thai I'm going to err on the side of caution - or cowardice, depending on your level of generosity today.
The second panel below reflected some political unrest, but in light of the flooding recently it's timely now, too.
If you or someone you know are the artists represented here today and would like credit or the images of your work taken down simply email me at the address to the right and I'll be happy to comply. Please let me know something to identify your ownership.
The building itself is a work of art. If you didn't see the examples yesterday, take a look.