Be the zeitgeist in Bangkok exhibition fusing events, fashion, pop culture

Bangkok can step inside the 21st century’s events and pop culture moments, from the 9/11 attacks and stormtroopers to Trump-era sexual politics.

A massive project years in the making by Spanish fashion photographer Eugenio Recuenco, 365 Degrees is coming to a riverside gallery with 365 back-lit photographs featuring 120 models. 

In addition to displaying Recuenco’s works, the made-for-social media exhibition invites visitors to step inside recreations and pose for their own photos.

Developed over eight years, the traveling show involves a production team of 300 and in two years has visited Barcelona, Madrid, London, Valencia, Shanghai and Taipei.

Using video and high-tech light boxes to backlight his shots, Recuenco offers a review of contemporary history through his own humorous and occasionally warped lens. For example, he reconstructs the 9/11 attack, highlights the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the creative works of some of renowned artists like Banksy, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Van Gogh.

The immersive project has been called “one of the most Instagrammable exhibitions.”

The 11 sets will place visitors inside works set in Paris’s Orsay Museum, the works of Banksy and Queen Elizabeth II’s throne. Thai streaming music service Fungjai will provide the soundtrack for each installation.

The show opens June 1 and runs through Aug. 15 at River City. The venue is located on Soi Charoen Krung 24 and is best reached by public transportation via BTS Saphan Taksin or the Wat Muang Kae pier.

Advance tickets are available online via Ticketmelon and Zipevent for THB250 (THB365 for two) now through May 31. 

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