August, 2010

WTF in Dichan

August 30th, 2010

 Great spread in Dichan magazine (Mother’s Day issue). Some nice images — who’s that pink shirted guy?!

Au Chat Noir avec Michael Shaowanasai

August 24th, 2010

Thursday 26, August WTF becomes a 19th century Parisian boîte, as "Au Chat Noir", with artist turned-singer-bohemian, Michael Shaowanasai crooning to the moon with classic jazz standards. Bring your lover and imbibe in our classic cocktails and it’ll be a night to remember (if you can after our Absinthe specials!).

Check www.facebook.com/wtf.bangkok  for more details.

Where Bangkok’s Bohemians spend their Nights

August 23rd, 2010

Great blog posting from Soi Blossom about the opening of Form and  Formless. She also has some great images and info (for German speakers and Goolge translate users) from her travels around Thailand. Thanks, Gabriele.

 

The Form of the Formless

August 19th, 2010

Teerapon Hosanga: The Form of the Formless
19 Aug – 29 Sep 2010


Shadowing the laws of physics and mathematics in creating complex structures, Teerapon Hosanga uses sculpture as a medium to conceptualize growth and flux and the intangible essence of nature.

The complex forms created by repetitive connections among different rigid materials like aluminium, wood, rock and brass tubes do not literally represent the process of growth, even if they often seem to aspire to familiar organic forms, but rather symbolize them. Some works conceptualize the artist’s perception of the dynamic movement that occurs in the creation of nature, whereas others embody his curiosity about how the laws of physics affect the process of making things. While they often symbolize abstract phenomena – lightning, gravity, the growth process – they are at the same time powerful physical objects in their own right. In thrusting into space as though forever on the point of resolving themselves into regular patterns but forever folding in on themselves or remaining as it were incomplete, provisional, deferred, they draw on both the sculptural theories of the 20th Century and the architectural thinking of the 21st.

The Form of the Formless insists on a bold understanding of the power of sculpture to document the passage of time, the changes to our environment, the way events build on events to shape people’s lives — in other words, to tell afresh the story of how we came to be.

>The exhibition is curated by Dr Axel Feuss

For Hi-res images of the exhibition please click to download here. Password: WTF

Beware it is Life, 2009
Wooden trunk, Wood, String, Brass tube
200 x 80 x 90 cm

Circle, 2009
Rock, Wood, String, Aluminum
270 x 270 x 220 cm

Earth and Moon, 2009
Rock, Wood, String, Aluminum
270 x 150 x 120 cm


Enfold, 2009
Rock, Wood, String, Aluminum
Dimension variable

Half, 2009
Rock, Wood, String, Aluminum
60 x 30 x 50 cm

Lightning, 2009
Rock, Wood, String, Aluminum
90 x 220 x 180 cm

The Embrace | Gene Kasidit music video

August 11th, 2010

A surreal visual trip through WTF Cafe & Gallery. Gene’s done it again! A creative explosion for his new video — crazy man!

 

 

 

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UFO at WTF

August 9th, 2010

What’s that floating outside of WTF?

Circle by Teerapon Hosanga, part of the upcoming show; Form of The Formless. WTF presents 6 sculptures for Teeerapon’s first solo show opening on August 19th.

‘Teerapon’s light, rhomboidal, light-flooded structures are close to architectural blueprints by Frank O. Gehry, abb architects, Vito Acconci or NOX architects from the last decade. His steep sloping spaces and dimensions, the “multi-sidedness” of his sculptures, and the seemingly organic growth of architectural spaces in every direction and every dimension are today found more so in avant-garde architecture than in the field of sculpture. As sculptures, but also as possible architectural models, Teerapon’s works seem therefore in every way surprising and modern”. – Dr. Axel Feuss

19 August – 5 October 2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, 19 August 2010, 6-8pm

See the artworks here>>