Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA

+6620165666
499 Kamphaengphet 6 Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak (metro station «Mo Chit»)
www.mocabangkok.com/

Situated in the northern part of the city, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is one of the Bangkok youngest and the most noteworthy museums. It represents a worthwhile visit, not only for connoisseurs of art, but for everyone who wants to get in touch with Thailand’s artistic soul: the archetypal mélange of traditions and modernity can best be seen in the works of contemporary Thai artists.

MOCA was opened as aninitiative by the local billionaire and collector Boonchai Bencharongkul, back in the spring of 2012 and it was his own private collection that became a basis for museum’s exposition. It consisted of some 400 works of modern art, most of which he had gathered over the last thirty years. The vast majority of the works on display were created by Thai artists and, therefore, this local collection can be considered as an original reflection of the last 60 years in Thailand's art history.

The Museum’s halls, which are located within a five-storey building, house works from more than 100 contemporary artists: these include paintings, pictures, sculptures as well as many other installations. They also include about 100 works by the world-famous Thai master Thawan Duchanee. Other prominent artists, whose pictures are presented in Bangkok MOCA, are Hem Vejakorn, Chalermchai Kositpipat, Suchao Sisganes, Thawee Nandakwang and Chalem Nakiraks.

The museum exhibits’ theme and style are typically eclectic. There are traditional Thai paintings with scenes from Buddhist mythology, pictures depicting the everyday life of Thailand, but also sculptures, in which the influence of the West can be distinctly seen.

According to the Bangkok museum’s creator, the exhibited works (often many of which are in a surrealist style) reflect the changing rhythms of the Thai life: “We believe in destiny, karma and rely on gods who decide our these. It’s all part of our sub-consciousness, but the paintings reflect it.” Thus, visiting MOCA is an opportunity not only to get acquainted with Thailand’s contemporary art, but also to form a different opinion on the multi-faceted Thai culture, better understanding the locals’ mentality, character and style of life.

A small café and a souvenir shop operate at the museum.

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Reviews: 57
Nastya

Красиво, интересно, много сисек!

28.12.2017  
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Pavel

В основном - картины. 5 этажей атмосферного творчества. Мне понравилось!

27.12.2017  
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Ralph

Interesting but somewhat one dimensional. Quite easy to get to, but very difficult to make it back to the city centre.

11.08.2017  
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Kriangkrai

พิพิธภัณฑ์มีการจัดเป็นระเบียบเรียบร้อย และมีกิจกรรมพิเศษ รวมทั้งการเสวนาเรื่อยๆ ครับ

27.07.2017  
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Majo

Muy buen museo tiene pinturas muy bonitas y es bastante entretenido

12.07.2017  
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MGM

Well worth the trip out here. Traffic is outrageous, but that's Bangkok.

02.07.2017  
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Natalya

my favorite place in BKK for leisure. 5 floors of outstanding art. Ticket for adult-259 THB, student-100THB. Best time for visit is weekdays. There is good coffee shop.

28.05.2017  
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Thinh

Most of the country's leading artists of the last 50 years are represented, as well as some lesser-known greats.

13.05.2017  
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xu

MOCA開放時間為:星期二至星期日 AM10:00-PM18:00票價:成人票180泰銖、學生票80泰銖、15歲以下孩童免前往方式:附近無捷運,建議搭乘計程車前往地址:499 Moo 3 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd., Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand

01.01.2017  
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VIP Foodie

Very random placing of the pieces across the museum. 70% has a sexual connotation & a boob (also egg) obsession without context. No wifi. No restaurant there (or in the area), only a cafe.Cool chairs

02.11.2016  
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mentai

駅からは少し遠いけど、行く価値はかなりあると思うんでぜひ!ゆっくりまったりと過ごしたい方にはピッタリだと思います。

30.09.2016  
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Kim

Manager didnt allow us to enter because we were 2 minutes late for last admission. Very pissed - we crossed the whole city for this museum

11.08.2016  
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Denys

Even espresso is a piece of art!

14.02.2016  
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Яна

Потрясающий музей! От него до аэропорта дон муанг ехать минут 20. Такси нам вызвали сотрудники. Пустынно, просторно, много разных течений живописи. Приятный сувенирный магазин и кафе

24.12.2015  
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Artio

นิทรรศการหมุนเวียนเป็นประจำ มีอะไรแปลกใหม่เสมอ

08.12.2015  
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Ting

Great museum collection of contemporary art by Thai artists. Worth the half hour cab ride from town centre. There are even some beautiful European paintings in the 5F Richard Green room.

01.12.2015  
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Lilli

Architecture

18.10.2015  
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Pornpan

เลอค่า ทั้งงานศิลปินไทยและต่างชาติ รวบรวมงานชั่นครูไว้มากมาย โดยเฉพาะห้องของ อ.ถวัลย์ ดัชนี ที่จัดเก็บงานของท่านโดยเฉพาะ ต้องใช้เวลาในการชมมาก จึงจะซึมซับได้หมด

08.09.2015  
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Tot

great art space with variety of artist and art. most pieces are very bold and not too compex to intepret. it's great to have a place like this in thailand and hoping there will be more.

18.06.2015  
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Mariana

You don't need to be an artsy person to enjoy this gem. Every artwork is powerful and unique. It's really worth the visit even if you are in BK for only a few days.

17.06.2015  
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