A new wave of integrated creative art and entertainment spaces opening across the capital is an encouraging sign of greater cultural diversity. They also offer emerging artists more platforms to exhibit and collaborate. The expansion of Bridge Café into the fourfloor Bridge Art Space is a testament to the growing energy and vitality of Bangkok’s creative landscape. This month the venue hosts its debut exhibition, Threshold, featuring multidisciplinary and site-specific works by eight Thai and Bangkok resident overseas artists.
Situated within sight of Saphan Taksin on Charoen Krung Rd, Bridge has already established itself as a popular eatery among passing tourists and friends of the youthful Thai and British crew that manage the space. With backgrounds in event planning, fashion, photography, architecture, and graphic and interior design, the imaginative team plans to develop the site through a resourceful hybrid of visual art, gastronomy, music and performance. As the name Bridge implies, the desire is for visitors and artists to connect and embark upon a journey together.
Featuring abstract paintings by Soichiro Shimizu and Joe Delaney, illustrations by Tom Meddings, Ryuhei Asano and Lee Anantawat, site-specific multimedia installations created by Pierre Béchon and Sina Wittayawiroj, and photographs by Tada Hengsapkul, BAM asked Dan Burman, who has overseen Threshold, to elaborate on the artist selection. “All are practitioners whose investigations have inspired me on my journey through the Bangkok artscape. The idea for Threshold grew naturally out of the Bridge space itself, its physical and temporal location, and the group is formed from those artists I approached that had the strongest response to the concept and location.”
Until Oct 11
Bridge Art Space
Charoen Krung Soi 51 | 086 986 9421 | facebook.com/bridgeartspace