To Celebrate WTF Café and Gallery’s first anniversary, we will host “What The Festival” –bringing together over 20 artists and works to take over WTF and the newly minted OPPOSiTE space with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music, film and a charity art auction on 29-30 April 2011.
WTF CAFÉ & GALLERY FIRST ANNIVERSARY
This coming April 2011 is WTF Café and Gallery’s first anniversary. We opened to the public in early 2010 with the exhibition “Wonderful Thai Friendship”, comprised of13 new and prominent local artists including Amrit Chusumwan, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Krit Ngamsom, Landry Dunand and Imhatthai Suwattana. Since then, we have exhibited the work of a wide range of local artists including Teerapon Hosanga, Peduckk and Pengi (curated by Dudesweet), Dusadee Huntakul, Nut Saenchuen and Som Sutthirat among others.
WTF was born in the year of conflict and has weathered the storm. Thanks to nurturing from all of our old friends, new customers who’ve become new friends and art and music lovers, we have become a hub for compelling, off-beat performances. Since May 2010, WTF became home to the new-born Okinawan/Irish band Gogochas. We provided a stage for both renowned and little-seen performers, including Gene Kasidit with his first blues interpretation, Michael Shoawanasai, Happy Band, DJ Van Human Beatbox, Basement Tape, Bangkok Poetry Reading, Cambodian Space Project from Phnom Penh, Bangkok Paradise, Matthieu Ha from Belgium, Verbal Kint from LA, Digurutieni from Tokyo and Muariah Kraker from Taiwan. Our activities also extend to social awareness programs— such as, the weekend event in March 2011 “I AM LIU XIAOBO” to promote freedom of speech and artistic expression.
WTF Café and Gallery attracts a diverse audience of artists, writers, journalists, foodies, cocktail swillers, NGO workers, creatives, residents and visitors — a refuge for all people who are drawn to explore a unique melange of art, culture and music and new tastes in food and cocktails, presented to push things a but further than normal in this city we share.
Friday 29 April 2011, DETAIL HERE
• WTF gallery opens the new sculpture exhibition “Floating” by Sutee Kunavichayanont. Three meditating life-size fibreglass sculptures will float over the alley.
• New young video artist Sina Wittayawiroj returns to WTF to exhibit a new series of mind-blowing projection mapping works inside WTF Café.
• Later that night GAP T-bone will fill the OPPOSITE space with his new dub sound in solo work GAPI Dub, featuring Morlam Can and Saxophone. From 8-11PM
•After GAPI Dub, the bass and Morlam beats continue with Maft Sai and Chris Menist spinning from 11-1AM
On Saturday 30 April DETAIL HERE
• WTF gallery 2nd floor will screen 4 experimental short films including Academy Award Winner "God of Love" DETAIL HERE
• Followed by a party in WTF style with “What The Feast” plus free festive food and live music by Gogochas and We are Chopard.
• Proprietors Chris Wise & Jorge Carlos Smith will show off their cutting-edge taste in music, spinning African roots and soul/funk for the party.
• We’ll end the night with charity art auction to raise money for art supplies for Moo Baan Dek. Fifteen artists including Chalit Nakpawan, Thaweesak Lolay, Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch, Yuree Kensuwan, Vasan Settiket, Pongsuang Kunprasob, Jakapan Vilasineekul, Amrit Chusuwan and Sutee Kuvanichayanont, Nigle Price, Alice Kemp, Kathy Macleod among others have donated works to be sold to the highest bidder. This may be your only chance to own a art work by these prominent artists, as all bids will start from 1,000 Baht. DETAIL HERE