Built in 2012 with the name of the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Bangkok – MOCA has so far become a tourist destination in Thailand to attract many visitors to visit. This 5-storey building is home to more than 800 works and is collected by media capitalist Boonchai Bencharongkul.
MOCA has 5 floors containing more than 800 works, the purpose of introducing the development of Thai art since the introduction of Western art. The museum is open from 10:00 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays), tickets are usually 180 baht, 80 baht for students and free for Thai tourists over 60 or under 15 years old. This place exhibits from paintings for sophisticated sculptures, very worth seeing.
Not only showcasing works on traditional themes, but MOCA is also a place for artists to freely explore topics such as religion, corruption, prostitution and wear and tear of traditional values. All Thai artists’ works have a display here. Prominent in that is the work of the author Prateep Khotchabua extremely bold, colorful. The two main themes in his work are animals and nude paintings.
It also has works of the famous white temple designer Chalermchai Kositpipat. His works are a combination of Buddhist themes and traditional Thai styles. He explored the relevance of Buddhism even in the urbanized environment of society. Thai tourists will feel the essence and originality of this artist’s works.
MOCA is also home to works from European artists from the Victorian era. There are also art works of Vietnam, China, Italy and Japan. You’ll also find rooms dedicated to the lifelong achievements of Thailand’s two most revered artists – Chalood Nimsamer, who uses his daughter’s image to show peace, warmth and gentleness, and Paitun Muangsomboon an artist with sculptures with surreal ideas – both artists are considered artists of the Nation in the field of sculpture.
The quite open space MOCA is filled with natural light will be an interesting destination for many Thai tourists love art. On the ground floor are cafes serving Twinings tea, hot chocolate and coffee. However, it only serves pre-packaged bread and biscuits. The Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art is currently providing the art lovers with the most fascinating exhibition space of Thai art.