BUKRUK II Urban arts festival is a 10-day project featuring not only public wall paintings, but also art exhibitions, artist talks, animation night and three stages music open-air festival, visual happenings, mapping projections and workshops.
The general atmosphere of this new edition of BUKRUK will be imprinted by the bizarre, the uncanny and the surreal. More transversal activities will be staged: a one of a kind music festival will officially launch BUKRUK II, with bands and DJs from Europe and Asia, food and design market, mapping/ video projections. Each artist’s personal work will be presented in solo or duo exhibitions, in over 10 gallery partner spaces.
BUKRUK 2013 was the Thai-Europe connection; BUKRUK 2016 will be the Asia-Europe connection. For this present edition, we focused on a selection of emerging and established Asian and European artists who are becoming more and more eloquent and original on the international level.
A wider range of activities and events includes public wall art, a music festival with stages, artist exhibitions, a mobile print shop, artist talks, workshops and a closing party.
All exhibitions, walls and activities will be set in the riverside, Bangrak/Klongsan. We hope the public artworks will help add a new dimension to Bangkok and attract international attention to one of its richest historic center.
By creating this open-air museum, we will design a map connecting not only the painted walls but also the historical buildings and art spaces scattered in the area. By working with the local communities, Talad Noi association and the Creative District we hope this edition of BUKRUK can help elevate the awareness towards the importance of art and creativity within a given neighborhood and community.
23 January 2016 from 3PM till midnight
MUSIC FESTIVAL – Dockland
24-29 January 2016
PUBLIC WALL ART – Bangrak Streets
Over 10 giant wall paintings will be produced from the 24th to the 29th January 2016.
26-30 January 2016
ART EXHIBITIONS – Bridge, Serindia, P.Tendercool, Soy Sauce Factory, Speedy Grandma, The Jam Factory
30 January 2016
Throughout the festival
MOBILE PRINT SHOP
29 January 2016
WORKSHOPS – In partnership with TCDC at Grand Postal Building
31 January 2016
CLOSING PARTY – outdoors at TCDC Grand Postal Building