MUMU in Bangkok

MUMU arthouse Bangkok Soi Sribumphen 106/1
MUMU arthouse Bangkok Soi Sribumphen 106/1

 

 

 

 

 

   MUMU arthouse wurde innerhalb eines Jahres zu einer der Top-Galerie-Adressen in Bangkok. Das Haus war eines der wenigen Bauhaus-Beispiele in Bangkok's Hauptstadt. 2009 wurde es an einen chinesischen Investor verkauft und abgerissen. Ebenso die Pfahlbauten mit den Klongs hinter dem Haus. Diese hatte König Rama 5 für seine Offiziere anfang des letzten Jahrhunderts gebaut. Heute befindet sich dort eines der üblichen lanweiligen Appartmenthäuser von Bangkok.

 

 

 

 

 

   Der Blick von der Dachterasse auf die Soi Sribumphen. Kurz vor dem Haus gab es eine erhobene Fahrbahnschwelle, so dass alle Tuk Tuks und sonstigen Fahrzeuge danach ordentlich Gas gaben. Eine echte Bangkok Sypmhonie. Tag und Nacht. Detlev's Lieblingsorchester.   

     Zweiter Stock. Gallerie Blick von Fensterfront. Das gesamte Innenleben des Hauses wurde entkernt, auf elegante Schlichtheit designed und im zweiten Stock hier sollte die Konzentration ganz auf die Kunst gerichtet werden. In einer Stadt wie Bangkok fast schon ein meditativer Ort.

Gallerie Blick vom Treppeneingang.

   

   Gallerie. Hinten links befand sich noch ein Schlafzimmer mit Balkon. Rechts ging es die Treppe hinunter und von der Position aus, wo das Foto gemacht wurde gab es noch ein grosses Studio, abgetrennt als a) Lagerraum und b) Gästezimmer.

the best place for breakfast and sweet talks
the best place for breakfast and sweet talks

MUMU offered breakfasts from 10 am. The favour was french baguette with salami, ham, pate or cheese on a bed of tomatoes, salad and mustard. The first client was always Detlev himself.

Aussenterasse mit Restaurant
Aussenterasse mit Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Diese Aussenterasse wurde mit einem neu installiertem Regenschutz versehen, der bei starkem Monsun heruntergelassen werden konnte. Sie diente oft gerade dann als gemütlichste Sitzecke im für sein entspanntes Ambiente bekanntem Restaurant, wenn es in Strömen goß. Im Hintergrund befand sich ein kleiner Garten und der Wasserteich mit den alten Pfahlbauten.

First floor gallery and bistro
First floor gallery and bistro

On the right you see Karl Morsbach, the founder of the BAAN GERDA. Read more under the menu films ' Heavens Meadow. The small wonders of Baan Gerda."

our little Buddha
our little Buddha

Our little Buddha watched everything from the top of the cake-bar.

poster of the first exhibition with JAM
poster of the first exhibition with JAM

To enter  MUMU you had to pass the posters of the exhibitions.

MUSKBOY before his vernissage
MUSKBOY before his vernissage

 

Just to see the dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decoration of Oui for the vernissage of Maitree
Decoration of Oui for the vernissage of Maitree

Every artist got his MUMU decoration for his opening. Oui, a student and part of the MUMU family, had an amazing talent to decorate the whole gallery. His inspirations by the artist were unique. Here f.e. he combines the Lotus leaves of Maitree's home in Isan with hand painted blossoms and little pieces of mirror mosaiks like Maitree uses for his art.

Oui, how Detlev calles him, is born in Isan as well, His name is........... 

 

For the decorations they went mostly late in the night to Rama 4 bridge where the flower market opened. While Detlev was drinking his beer at a simple outside restaurant on the peer and watched the beautiful lights of Wat ....  at the other side of the river. And while for him he big transportation boats with logs from the djungle, sand from the mountains and river cruisers passed by Oui went shopping hundreds of flowers and material that fitted to his work.

Then he spent the whole night and the whole next day for the decoration. Mostly he finished some minutes before the opening.

He was so humble that he never wanted to show up at the opening.

The next day he went off for his work in a call center for TOT to earn money for his family in Isan and his study.

What he earned for his work at MUMU he dircetly sent to his younger so she could pay the school.

 

 

 

Oui with part of his decoration fpor Tik Shiro
Oui with part of his decoration fpor Tik Shiro

Oui painted the leaves in gold, cut the grass, did the stars and filled the whole spaces of MUMU with his many other ideas for the openings.Behind the door are the restrooms of the first floor.

our guests like it tooooo much
our guests like it tooooo much

A Jägermeister in Thailand is like a Mouthon Lafitte Rothschild in France.

garden behind the house
garden behind the house

Behind the house were the klongs with the old teak houses of King Rama 5 for his officers.

The photo is a little bit avantgarde... or was it the Jägermeister?

umbrellas in the garden
umbrellas in the garden

Handmade umbrellas from Chiang Mai for the garden.

Street artist Tor with one of his Buddha paintings
Street artist Tor with one of his Buddha paintings

The incredible story of Tor is told under the exhibition menu Sittichai (Tor). Here he is 16 years old. His Buddha paintings seem to come from a very old soul. For a while he was one of MUMU's houseguests because he had no place to stay.

BAR& BISTRO

Cafeteria mit Bar. Detlev mostly played Brazilian Jazz, Isan Khaen and German Classics.

 

MuMu Art House

"an extraordinary new art house in Bangkok with fascinating people and avant-garde artwork."

 

106/1 Soi Srobumpen Sathorn Soi 1 Yen-Akat

Bangkok Thailand

phone: +66 81 2869676

MUMU RESTAURANT

German Ambasador Andreas von Stechow visiting MUMU Bangkok
German Ambasador Andreas von Stechow visiting MUMU Bangkok

 

 

 

 

  

Many guests came from all over the world to join the hospitality of MUMU arthouse in Bangkok. From Ambassadors to students ... the house was open for everyone. sometimes till very very late in the night.

MUMU by night.

Vernissage with audience
Vernissage with audience

In a very short time MUMU arthouse became one of the top galleries of Bangkok. The vernissages were highly excpected in the cultural life of Bangkok. Until 350 guests joined the openings with their sometimes extravagant performances. 

opening times from 10 am to open end
opening times from 10 am to open end

       

Für viele Gäste war MUMU arthouse ein symphatischer Ort zum Entspannen, zum Frühstücken, ein Buch zu lesen, Freunde einzuladen, Kunst kennenzulernen, gut zu essen und die Annehmlichkeiten des Tag und Nacht vibrierenden Bangkoks mit einem Glas Wein zu beginnen oder zu beschliessen. Silom Road war nur ein paar Taxi Minuten entfernt und oft trafen die MUMU Freunde sich dort dann weit nach Mitternacht in den Diskos oder Bars wieder. Da Detlev im obersten Geschoss seine Privaträume hatte, war das Tor für jeden Gast auch immer eine Tür zum Gespräch mit dem Filmemacher.