September, 2011

Dance Music For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Dance

September 19th, 2011

Friday 23 September, 9pm ‘til late

DJ Kandy aka Simon Montlake returns to WTF for the last time before he heads off to Beijing for a very serious business. He’ll be spinning his quirky selection of vinyl. It’ll be dance music, but you’ll be excused for not having to dance. Twitch your legs here, move your head there, but dance if you’d like to. Party starts at 9pm and it’s free!

 

 

Pata Negra (aka Jamon Iberico) Night

September 19th, 2011

Wednesday 28 September, 7pm 

A cured leg of Pata Negra (aka Jamon Iberico) – the luscious black-footed ham of Spain and Portugal, consumes only acorns and delivers a rich, intense and unique flavour, developed in its 36 months of curing. Once unwrapped and sliced, it must be hung in a cool, dry environment. WTF has a cured leg of Pata Negra.

We do not have a cool, dry environment. Solution: unwrap, slice, eat all.

 
We can’t do it alone, therefore, we’ll be offering Pata Negra at a great price as part of a tapas ensemble:
Pata Negra 50gms, chorizo sausage, Manchego cheese, potato bombas and olives & almonds, all served with crusty warm bread, with choice of 2 beers, or glasses of wine or sangria. All for only 900 Baht!
 
You can also order only Pata Negra solo at 300THB/per 50gms. This is the best price you can find in Bangkok for the delicious black-footed pig!!

 

Addiction to Diagrams

September 18th, 2011
15 September – 8 October  2011
Opening Reception
Thursday 15 September 2011, 7pm @ WTF Gallery
 
Exhibition on Information Visualization: Curated and Conceived by Gaia Scagnetti
 

“The power of a diagram is massive: it is synthetic because it can describe a highly complex object in one image; it is enlightening because it can reveal knowledge that was unnoticed; it is engaging because visualizations are beautiful. It gives people the possibility to interact, understand and  deal with numbers, data, complex topics and intricate problems.”

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WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an interactive exhibition, Addiction to Diagrams, by Gaia Scagnetti. The exhibition is an interactive and educational display of information visualization, showing how data and numbers can be reconstructed into fun and engaging visual representations.

In this exhibition, Gaia curates her information visualization and mapping projects including the project developed with density design "City Murmur" which aims to show how the media differently describes the urban space through the attention that is given to each street of a city. In the hypothesis of the increasing importance of the online presence in contemporary society, a media geography has been generated intersecting the media scape with the geographical reality of the city.

In additional, there will be interactive panel that is developed from the concept of social network ‘relationship description’ which will be presented via the connection of expanding lines or colors. The audiences will be encouraged, during the exhibition, to add themselves and expand the graphs.
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Gaia Scagnetti’s Bio Gaia Scagnetti is a PhD Researcher and Communication Designer whose investigations focus on the exploration and development of a Visual Epistemology for Strategic planning and Design education. Gaia is now senior Lecturer at the International Communication Design Programme in the? Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Before moving to Thailand she has been Post-Doctoral researcher and design strategist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she conducted qualitative research for design in the topic of social sustainability, connectivity and mobility.

In 2009 she obtained a PhD cum meritus in Industrial design and Multimedia Communication at the Politecnico di Milano. Her thesis work – The design practice of complexity. Communication atlas for social system integration processes – focused on the application of Complexity Science to the practice of Design in the context of social sustainable integration processes.
Her works have been featured in several conferences and exhibition (Academic Leaders Program) Tecnológico de Monterrey 2011, the MIT Humanities + Digital Conference, NetSci 2010 – Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks, the Virginia Tech Educate 09 Conference, SIGGRAPH 09 Emerging technology Conference, the Media LAB Prado – Visualizar 08 and publications and showcases (DataFlow 2, VisualComplexity.com).

For her complete portfolio visit namedgaia.com

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Visitor Information
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 3-10pm
www.wtfbangkok.com

For further information please contact:

Somrak Sila
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com

FLOATING sculptures by Sutee Kunavichayanont

September 17th, 2011

 

FLOATING

29 APRIL –  31 OCTOBER 2011

Opening Reception on 29 April 2011, 7pm 

Exhibition to be launched as part of What The Festival – 29-30 April 2011

WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an installation of sculpture, Floating, by Sutee Kunavichayanont and the special pre-show offer available from now until 30 April 2011.

Floating is a work that invites you to contemplate beyond the physical realm. The sculptures are detached from the earth — like a consciousness set free. How so? From dreaming, meditating, taking drugs and alcohol or affected by a magic spell? Is it floating because of imagination, reality or deception?

Sutee Kunavichayanont is a leading Thai artist who encourages the viewer to directly and indirectly to participate in his work. Sutee asks the viewer to question, act and react to his works as well as to question themselves and the circumstances around them. Artistic themes that are prevalent in his work are strongly linked to the history and customs of Thailand. Overall his work is sensitive to art, history, politics, his audience and his materials. He uses various mediums including, fiber glass, neon, school desks, metal and gold leafing.

He has had numerous exhibitions in Thailand, Australia, France, Germany, and Korea. His solo exhibtions have been presented by Phuket 346 (Thailand), 100 Tonson Gallery (Thailand), Atelier Frank & Lee (Singapore) Thai Art Foundation (The Netherlands) Optica (Canada) and Musashino Art University (Japan). He also co-curated Thailand’s contribution to the 2005 Venice Biennale. Sutee is also a well known writer and art critic. 

Installations of Sutee’s have been acquisitioned by H+F Collection (The Netherlands), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore),Thai Farmers Bank PCL (Thailand), Thai Investment and Securities PCL. (Thailand), LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore),Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Queensland Art Gallery (Australia) and Mori Art Museum (Japan).

Art Work Description:
Year: 2011
Technique: Fiberglass
Dimension: Life size
Material:Fiber glass; Yellow Neon

Edition of 9

100,000 Baht per sculpture (excluding VAT)

For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila – Managing Director
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com

 

WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua,
Bangkok 10110

 

 

 

UK multi-instrumentalist Justin Grounds gig | BK Magazine

September 10th, 2011

”So, again, big props to the folks at WTF for continuing to spice up our live music scene." BK Magazine By Chanun Poomsawai | published Sep 09, 2011