Urban arts festival
10-day project featuring public wall paintings, art exhibitions, artist talks, animation night and a two stages music open-air festival.
BUKRUK II Urban arts festival is a 10-day project featuring not only public wall paintings, but also art exhibitions, artist talks, animation night and three stages music open-air festival, visual happenings, mapping projections and workshops.
A Stronger visual identity
The general atmosphere of this new edition of BUKRUK will be imprinted by the bizarre, the uncanny and the surreal. More transversal activities will be proposed: A one of a kind music festival will officially launch Bukruk II, with bands and DJs from Europe and Asia, food and design market, mapping/ video projections. Each artist’s personal work will be presented in solo or duo exhibitions, in over 10 gallery partner spaces.
More Countries involved
BUKRUK 2013 was the Thai-Europe connection; BUKRUK 2016 will be the Asia-Europe connection. For this present edition, we focused on a selection of emerging and established Asian and European artists who are becoming more and more eloquent and original on the international level.
A wider range of activities and events
PUBLIC WALL ART / 3 STAGES MUSIC FESTIVAL / PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS / MOBILE PRINT SHOP / ARTIST TALKS / WORKSHOPS / CLOSING PARTY
All exhibitions, walls and activities will be set in the riverside, Bang Rak/Klong San. We hope the public artworks will help breathe new life into Bangkok and attract international attention to one of its richest and nevertheless neglected historic center.
By creating this open-air museum, we will design a map connecting not only the painted walls but also the historical buildings and art spaces scattered in the area. By working with the local communities, Talad Noi association and the River creative district project we hope this edition of Bukruk can help elevate the awareness towards the importance of art and creativity within a given neighborhood and community.
BUKRUK 2013 Key Facts
Strong from the last edition of BUKRUK 2013, main organizers and artistic directors, Myrtille Tibayrenc (Toot Yung Art Center) and Nicolas Dali (Kuoz) have decided to join forces again for the second edition of street art, illustration and music festival BUKRUK II.
The first edition organized in 2013, gathered successfully 30 artists from Thailand and Europe in an explosive festival presenting not only brilliant street art from over 10 countries but also a wide range of activities, events and indoor exhibition.
It was and still is today the widest street art festival proposed in Thailand. With more than 400m2 of indoor exhibition space in the BACC, 1000 m2 of exterior wall paintings and street celebrations which attracted hundreds of viewers and participants.
The festival also had very positive respond from the sponsors, who took the risk in supporting this first of a kind event. Thanks to over 30 different cultural, institutional and private sponsors joining forces we could achieve what is now a worldwide-recognized festival.
BUKRUK got viral in the social networks and easily attracted the attention of the local and international press. We now have over 5,000 followers on our Facebook page, 30,000 views on YouTube of the video produced by our team, and numerous web, paper magazines and daily newspaper articles all of which expecting to follow up on the next edition of BUKRUK.