Bangkok’s flower market hosts magical, living art installation (Photos)
University students and design studios have transformed Bangkok’s most famous flower market into a living exhibition using the products the place is famous for.
Each installation including Form of feeling to Pak Khlong Talat is meant to capture the emotions of the times. For Sadnessroyal orchids are constructed as a botanical shower to represent their popular use in religious ceremonies such as funerals and meritorious activities, while a cascade of white flowers capturing a desire for inner peace includes Calmed down.
The exhibition is a joint effort of Humans of Flower Market, a group of students from Silpakorn University; concert design specialist HUI Design Team; and lighting design studio Saturated Lights. Each draws on their area of expertise to help the flower market — and the community that powers it — stay relevant after two years of the pandemic.
The group uses a combination of lighting, color arrangement techniques and flowers from the market stalls, Bangkok’s main bustling flower market and popular tourist attraction, to produce extraordinary sensory installations.
The event lasts until Monday. Although there is no entry fee, the group encourages attendees to buy flowers at the market and use them as de facto tickets to enter the event. The flowers they collect will be used for their next flower exhibition.
The exhibition is free for all visitors and is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Pak Khlong Talat is on Soi San Chao Ban Mo and is accessible from the MRT Sanamchai.