April 26, 27,28
WHAT THE FESTIVAL
We’re bringing together over 20 artists with an eclectic mix of cutting-age art events, performance, music, film and a charity art auction.
It’s April — the awesome month for us in Thailand! It means Songkran and a very long holiday. But more importantly, (!!!), WTF turns two this month! It’s hard to believe that we’ve made it this far. We would not have found our place in Bangkok without all of your encouragement. To give back to our wonderful friends and fans, WTF will celebrate our 2nd anniversary by hosting Bangkok’s most creative event.
WHAT THE FESTIVAL APRIL 26, 27, 28
THURSDAY APRIL 26
BANGKOK POETRY READING
Bangkok Poetry is a reading series devoted to the lyrical, the risky, the unexpected. Happenings are every six weeks.
The theme for the April 26 Bangkok Poetry happening at Opposite is "We two form a multitude." The event is the first night of the three day What the Festival: the 2nd anniversary celebration of WTF Bar & Gallery. For this event, performers are asked to perform with a collaborator. Filmmaker & poet. Storyteller & musician. Poet & poet. Graphic novelist & musician. Etc.
If you’re interested in performing, and taking on this challenge, please email Bangkok Poetry (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP to secure your spot. If all the spots on the slate have been filled, we will put you on the waiting list.
> 10pm The alley Between WTF + opposite
MURAL PAINTING OPENING by Kathy Macleod
Support by Hennessy VS
Reveal the mural painting by Kathy Macleod, Bangkok’s favourite illustrator, cartoonist, and painter. Kathy creates a work that captures the feel of the community in and around WTF. She depicts the many dynamic parts that make up the whole: a hundred little familiar things that together comprise a vehicle for the unfamiliar, the uncharted. Not to be missed!
> 10pm WTF
Hennessy VS presents VERY SPECIAL SOUNDS: KEVIN ORGAN TRIO + guests
Hennessy VS is known for introducing the refined taste of superior French Cognac to a global audience. WTF Gallery & Cafe is known for it innovative, yet classically executed cocktails and for it’s adventurous art and culture programming.
As part of our birthday, Very Special Sounds will feature a wonderful live jazz and funk music by Kevin Organ Trio members who also play with Wanorn Warrioirs. Kevin Inthawong – Organ. Panai Imjai – Guitar. Torfan Dilokvidhyarat – Drums. Expect a full-on Roland sound with special guests. It’ll be a night of great cocktails and beautiful music.
FRIDAY APRIL 27
> 6pm, The alley Between WTF + opposite
OPENING RECEPTION : NEW SCULPTURE BY SINA WITTAYAWIROJ
Support by Tiger Beer
WTF gallery opens the new sculpture exhibition Nation, Religion, King and Art by Sina Wittayawiroj. With his remarkable floating sculpture, the artist makes a forceful case for art as being among the four revered institutions of the country.
> 9pm opposite
CHARITY ART AUCTION
After the great success and positive feedback from last year, we’ll be at Opposite again for a charity art auction to raise money for Dog Shelter Foundation, hosted by Wesley Hsu and Bow Wasinondh. A dozen prominent artists including Chitti Kasemkitvatana, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Kwanchai Lichaikul, Justin Mills, Thaweesak Srithongdee, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan and many more have kindly donated their works for the auction. This may be your only chance to participate in Bangkok’s most fun art auction and even own a work by one these prominent artists, as all bids will start from 0-1,000 Baht.
SATURDAY APRIL 28
> 4pm-1am WTF Alley &
BLOCK PARTY Curated by Maft Sai
DJ Maft Sai has always dreamt to throw a block party in our soi. Well, there’s no better time to do this than during What The Festival. Maft Sai will fill our soi with with Morlam, Somtum, BBQ, local artisanal beer plus special guest DJs spinning old school music in and outside our buildings. After 9pm, the party will move up to Opposite for more urban, funk and soul music. Watch this space for DJ line-up.
> 6pm opposite
SHORT FILMS SCREEENING
While the party is going on downstairs, for those who would like to sit back and relax, please join us at Opposite for the screening of five experimental short films by Thai and international filmmakers, including Christopher Nolan’s ‘Doodlebug’ and Tanwarin Sukkapisit’s ‘I Am Fine’.
Special thanks to Tiger Beer and Hennessy VS