From June 9-10 over 30 galleries and artists will take over the stunning 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok
Art has always played an important role in the life of the 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok. The hotel displays, on a daily basis, hundreds of pieces by celebrated Thai artists such as Ithipol Thangchalok and Panya Vijinthanasarn, but for two very special days this month this luxury hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 39 plays host to this year’s Hotel Art Fair Bangkok (HAFB), which is now in its 5th edition. See some of Thailand’s most established and upcoming artists completely take over 34 suites, spread over six floors, exhibiting—and hopefully selling—as much of their work as they can.
HAFB is an initiative launched by Farmgroup, a Bangkok–based creative and design consultancy. The idea, replicated in many cities worldwide, is to treat art lovers to a show in a warm and welcoming location, rather than in a convention centre or trade show arena. Anyone who attended the 2017 HAFB at the Volve Hotel will know what to expect—an amazing display of talent and creativity in an equally inventive and visually captivating location. Last year’s event attracted almost 3,000 people—a mix of Thais, Bangkok expats, art dealers and collecttors, and curious tourists—and even more visitors are expected to attend this year.
Over 30 galleries and artists, including such art world heavyweights as Joan Cornellà the acclaimed Spanish cartoonist and illustrator, g13 Gallery from Malaysia, and WE Gallery from Shenzhen, China, will be taking part in the event. Meanwhile, local artists including Pomme Chan, Atty Tantivit, and Viranod Buranasiri, will be display their latest masterpieces. In total, it’s estimated there will be 500 individual pieces of artwork on display.
The Hotel Art Fair Bangkok gets underway on the evening of June 8th—an invitation only event—but it’s fully open to the public on the 9th and 10th, from 10am to 8pm. And, best of all, admission is free.
For information visit: www.facebook.com/farmgroup, or www.137pillarsbangkok.com.