One of the reasons why I wanted to wreck havoc in Bangkok, beside the shopping and visiting the grand harlot of Silom - Kawadjan, was to see the newly opened Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. I forgot how many floors it was but I'm telling you it's vast. And full of goodies!
Guggenhiem NY, isdatchu?
The real draw for me was this huge spider by Louise Bourgeois. 'Ikakamatay ko kung di ko ito makita!' drama ko kay Kawadjan. Syempre, nataranta ang aking tour guide. 'Pasasabugin ko ang Royal Palace kung di ko makita ang malaking gagamba na yan!!!' This conversation happened while I was trying on some Balenciaga. So he dragged me pronto to BACC, at baka anu pa ang mangyari.
We asked the museum guards if it's ok to take pictures. After some rounds of charades and basic acting exercises, we got the nod. Pwede palang magpicture ha. We will show you how to take pictures! Ayan nahiga na lang bigla si Kawadjan. Vengga, no? Parang professional. Effort at naka-pout pa. He has this obsession with pwet eh kaya yun ang una nyang kinuhaan.
Strike the pose! I would like to thank Martin Margiela for my tee, Peer Banas for my jacket, Ann Demeulemeester for my pants, Norman Noriega for my feather necklace and K-bond for my shoes. With Louise Bourgeois' 'Spider. 1996'.
Itsy, bitsy spider...kainin mo si Kawadjan!
Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! Wag po kuya, wag poooohhhh!
Gaga, mali ang script mo!
Confident? I use Rexona.
The exhibit entitled Traces of Siamese Smile gathers several high profile Thai artists' works and juxtaposed with other artists around the world.
Montien Boonma 'Melting Void: Molds for the Mind. 1999'
Yoshitomo Nara 'Yogya Bintang House Mini. 2008'
Inside the cute house.
Kosit Juntaratip 'Lily Orary. 1994'. The artist married his doll. He likes to investigate the meaning of 'love'.
Andy Warhol 'Portrait de JMB. 1984'
Lou Brothers 'Welcome No.4. 2007'
Montri Toemsombat 'Thai Freedom Thai Freedom, 2008'
Noppachai Ungkavatanapong 'Bathe. 1997-8'
Chatchai Puipia 'Siamese Smile. 1995'
'Ode to Dali' by moi. Ang ganda, no?
I forgot the artist's name pero he is controversial. I love his style and technique.
This artist shredded money and made them into sculptures. Ang haba nyan. I don't how much amount it took him to create this installation.
This scared me! Manop Suwanpintha 'Buddhadasa Bbhikkhu. 1993'
A final pose with the wonder twins guarding the entrance.
I'm defintely going back again! I took a lot of other pictures actually which I will upload in this folder soon.