MOCA Bench — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches.

This bench resides in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok, Thailand. There are several benches of a similar contemporary design in the display rooms, which visitors can use for resting while contemplating the art around them, or which can be admired as art themselves.

This photo was taken on March 4, 2017 with an Olympus TG-4.

Animal-man Family – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 14, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 14, 2017.

In March this year, we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok, Thailand.  One of the unusual exhibits that we liked was a group of bronze sculptures created in 2010 by the artist Anupong Chantorn, called Animal-man Family. This is one of the items in the collection.

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Detail of Animal-man Family by Anupong Chantorn

This photo was taken on March 4, 2017. Specs are

Olympus TG-4, ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/50 sec, 10.3 mm

We highly recommend this museum. Our other post about this museum is Body-Mind-Peace Puppets – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P.

Body-Mind-Peace Puppets – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P.

We recently visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok, Thailand. One of the most stunning exhibits, created in 2007 by Vachara Prayulkam, was Body-Mind-Peace. This exhibit is the first thing you see at the top of the escalator from the ground floor.

The main sculpture grouping, made of fiberglass, contains a life-sized black man holding an almost-life-sized puppet of Adolf Hitler in uniform. Directly behind him, facing in the opposite direction, is a life-sized white man. The two men appear identical physically, as well as in dress and demeanor; both are wearing a mask. In contrast to the pure black and white of the “humans,” the “skin” of the puppet is the ashen gray of death.

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Body-Mind-Peace by Vachara Prayukam
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Body-Mind-Peace by Vachara Prayukam

On the wall is a description of the artist’s concept in creating the figures.

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Body-Mind-Peace by Vachara Prayukam

Along the opposite wall is a line of display cases, each holding a puppet that, conceptually, could be switched with the Adolph Hitler puppet.  These puppets represent the world famous figures Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Ho Chi Minh, Winston Churchill, and Saddam Hussein.

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Mahatma Gandhi by Vachara Prayukam
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Joseph Stalin by Vachara Prayukam
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Mao Tse-tung by Vachara Prayukam
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Ho Chi Minh by Vachara Prayukam
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Winston Churchill by Vachara Prayukam
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Sadam Hussein by Vachara Prayukam

These photos were taken on March 4, 2017, with an Olympus Tough TG-4 camera.