Bangkok Illumination at ICONSIAM
November 30, 2018 - January 31, 2019
The Bangkok Illumination at ICONSIAM is taking place from 30 November 2018 to 31 January 2019, featuring a line of Christmas trees inspired by ‘lotus’ and Thai banana cone ‘Bai Sri’ stretching more than 400 meters along the Chao Phraya River, together with the largest floor mapping ever made by world-renowned French artist Miguel Chevalier.
Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, Director of ICONSIAM, said: “The event aims to display contemporary arts that embody traditional Thai patterns representing the national identity, and to promote the country’s remarkable arts and culture among Thai and foreign visitors during the festive season.”
The sparkling trees were inspired by Thai identity. The “Lotus”, symbol of life, was re-interpreted to represent the worship of river, which blesses people with joyful New Year. Meanwhile, the ‘Bai Sri’ symbolises the gesture of presenting a New Year gift to everyone.
Also featured in the event is the ‘Magic Carpet Bangkok’, which is on display from today until 27 December 2018 and from 5 to 31 January 2019. World-renowned French artist Miguel Chevalier, who pioneers digital and virtual arts, applies an advanced lighting technology to feature an exquisite art that incorporates Thai patterns and national identity in an interactive way.
In addition, on every weekend throughout the eight weeks, visitors can enjoy a wide array of entertainment performed in two rounds, at 18.00 Hrs. and 20.00 Hrs.
The “River of Life, River of Art” performance takes place throughout December 2018. On the Christmas Day, Santa and Santarina will spread the joy while a choir will sing Christmas carols.
In January 2019, a colourful parade of drummers will entertain visitors with their beat under “the colourful rhythm” concept. On 12 January, kids should not miss a range of fun awaiting them to celebrate the National Children’s Day.