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Floating market heads to Venice

Thailand’s floating market will be highlighted at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale opening on May 26 in Italy.


 Thailand’s stall is among 63 national pavilions presented at the festival running until November 25.


“Through the Thai pavilion, the Culture Ministry aims to promote contemporary Thai architecture and culture to the world,” said Kitsayapong Siri, the ministry’s permanent secretary.

The prominent festival will also present architecture projects by 71 participants curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Inspired by the floating market, Culture Ministry’s Office of Contemporary Art and Culture and Architect Siam Association will present the pavilion under the theme “Blissfully yours”.

“Presenting contemporary architecture under this year’s theme ‘Freespace’, the Thai pavilion will feature 10 animations portraying charming Thai ways of life in harmony with nature while at the same time Thais can adjust to the modern world,” Kitsayapong said.

The pavilion will also display the exhibition of five key cultures: food, film, fashion, fighting and festivals, selling food, demonstrate muay Thai, massage, live music and other performances from May 25 to May 27 at Fescheria, Rialto in Venice.

“We will promote our Thailand Biennale 2018 which will be held in Krabi from November 2 to February 28, 2019,” he added.

Thailand has been participating Venice Art Biennale since 2003 and the Venice Architecture Biennale since 2010.



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