Bangkok 1899: Official Preview & Soft Opening


The event is SOLD-OUT!
However, if you would like to attend, we will release a few spots at 17:30 on February 16th. Please arrive by 17:00 to get on the wait-list. See you soon!!!

Join us for the invite-only, soft opening of Bangkok 1899, a new cultural and civic hub in the heart of Bangkok: bringing together art, design, community, urbanism and social innovation in a newly restored, heritage home.

Designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno (under King Rama VI), this historic location (originally built in 1899) is the former home of Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri – considered Thailand’s father of modern education. For the first time ever, this landmark is open to the public. Major support is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund). This project also has active support provided by the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Bangkok 1899 will officially open its doors on February 16, 2019. There will be a night of music and sound performances with our inaugural artist-in-resident, musician and songwriter Shayne P Carter. Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, he has been performing and recording internationally for the past three decades. As part of this international residency, Carter is collaborating with Morlam musician Piyanart "Pump” Jotikasthira (of Studio Lam and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band) along with the rhythm section of ToomTurn Molam Group, and Chiang Mai based sound artist Arnont Nongyao.

Bangkok 1899: Official Preview & Soft Opening
17.30 – 21.00 Hrs
Our gates will be open from 17:30, so that you can see the wonderful garden in the daylight! Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served from 18:00, with performances starting at 19:00.

Space is limited, kindly RSVP. The event is primarily outside, please wear casual attire and comfortable shoes!

This evening kicks off a series highlighting the first of Bangkok 1899's four major event themes for 2019: Arts & Cultural Diplomacy. Each themed event will take place quarterly - including the following: Sustainability, Society, The Future. This event is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Motor Company Foundation, Creative New Zealand Foundation, Asia New Zealand Foundation, New Zealand Embassy - Bangkok, Thailand and Studio Lam.

Warm regards,
Susannah Tantemsapya
Founder & Executive Director
Bangkok 1899 & Creative Migration (East) Foundation

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