One of the world’s great philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said that “life without music would be a mistake”. The same holds true for art, most definitely. Any kind of metropolis, with all of its commerce and entertainment, needs some creative culture, a venue where the artistic expressions of the human soul can be displayed and find an audience.
Fortunately, not too far from stylish design hotel, VIE Hotel Bangkok, you can find this very place, in the center of the city. Opened in 2008,
The Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC) is an amazing, significant and yet sometimes overlooked place to view a great variety of arts on exhibit there,
ranging from contemporary art and design to theatre as well as film, mostly local but also international. One of the country’s most extensive collections of photography and paintings can also be found in the The Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC).
If you are an art lover, the fascinating exhibits within this interestingly curved building makes it worth a visit. Coming up from the bottom, the lower floors host design boutiques and tiny galleries, some bookshops (with interest books on art in the region) and small cafés for a drink and a bit of relaxation when you would like to take a break. Keep making your way up and find the large, alternating exhibitions on the uppermost two floors.
A great thing is, the staff at The Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC) can speak English quite well. They can offer you explanations of any current exhibition and the impression of a well-organized and professional venue is certainly strong.
Located right next to BTS National Stadium Station, it is actually also within walking distance of VIE Hotel Bangkok. Or, if you like, take the Skytrain just outside the hotel. The Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (BACC) is open from 9:30 am to 9.00 pm with no entry fee.