Parody museum makes you smile, laugh

At Parody Museum in Pattaya, one of a kind in the world, art comes with a humorous twist. It’s interactive, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable

Parody museum makes you smile, laugh

Funny take: The museum has restructured versions of well-known art pieces and pop culture icons. Photos by the writer

Bindu Gopal Rao

Normally, art is considered serious business, with several art galleries having an elitist undertone as well. However, the Parody Art Museum in Pattaya turns this notion on its head to present a series of art work that will make you smile. Spread over a whopping 8,300 square metres, including an outdoor gallery of 6,500 square meters, the thought behind this museum was quite simple.  “Everything is art and different artists deliver art in different formats. So what we want to do here is that we want people to come and enjoy as well as engage with art through this space,” says Pubeth Pongthanapat who manages the museum.