Baan Trok Tua Ngork
Baan Trok Tua Ngork
Wednesday to Sunday, 13:00–18:00
address: 306 Thanon Santiphap, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100
3 minutes walk from (Exit 1) Wat Mangkon MRT station
10 minutes walk from (Exit 2) Hua Lamphong MRT station
This ancestral home in Bangkok’s Chinatown—a community that faces gentrification—translates as “The House on the Beansprout Alley’’. Its third-generation Thai-Chinese owners are attempting to conserve and recollect the slowly disappearing architectural structure, reconfiguring its history. It housed five families at one point. The current owners' great-grandfather ran a jewelry business and their great-grandmother made their own brand of Nam Phrik Pao (chili paste) from under an old staircase in the courtyard. The building is treated not as a nostalgic object of study but a mode of living with it since part of it will remain for familial purposes. The question is one of inhabiting a space and a community, not through tearing down and building anew, but acknowledging the differences in function of the past and present and negotiating the space in between. Injected with a new creative impulse, the house remains amidst the symptoms of a disappearing vision of a city, where neighboring houses of the era are left in ruins waiting to be torn down and made into hostels and cafés.
Work(s) on view
Artist: Tulapop Saenjaroen
Earth returns to his hometown in Rayong, Thailand, where his sister, Ink runs their family-owned mangosteen-processing factory. In this province on the east...
Wa’anak Witu Watu, 2021
Artist: Natasha Tontey
Wa’anak Witu Watu is an investigation into the Minahasan cosmology in North Sulawesi, Indonesia through a lens of humans in relation to geological...
Phantom Banquet, 2019-20
Artist: Lap-See Lam
Phantom Banquet is a complex apparition of cultural belonging, a manifestation of memories as places that draw their identity from the Cantonese...