June, 2012

Very Special Old School Sounds by HENNESY VS: HIP-HOP for KAWS in BANGKOK

June 19th, 2012

Thursday 21 June
9PM

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.

 
For June, HENNESSY VS welcomes the limited edition KAWS Hennessy VS bottle to Thailand. In celebration of KAWS urban street roots DJ Maft Sai & Mr. Wise will be dueling hip-hop vinyl VS. mp3. Pulling from his crates from days in London Maft Sai will challenge Mr. Wise to rummage his mp3 library for equally obscure yet outstanding beats. THINK: De La Soul, MC Solaar, Grand Master Flash and more obscurity.
 
Limited seating — come early.

 

Remembering Ah Kong: performance

June 8th, 2012

June 22
8PM

We invite you to participate in a collective recitation of the poem written by Ah Kong’s wife Khun Rosmalin, to be read 112 times during the evening, in Thai or English.

Khun Rosmalin’s poem is below (photocopies will be made available at the gallery on the day.)

~ The poem will be read 112 times by the collective performers. Come as an individual or you can form a group with each member of the group reading it. You can read it once or 10 times.

~ The performance will end after the 112th recitation.


Confined within four walls and riddled by ill health, a man sees little justice. He breathes his last. Some days before that his love sends him a poem – celebrating the years they spent – with a wish to grow even older together. How many times did her words echo over and over again in his mind as he waited for an outcome? We too were waiting for an outcome, but death was far from our minds.

Adding your voice is to build up to a crescendo of remembrance –  a crescendo to succour souls, and one that may add to our yearning of and call for change.

The imprisonment of Ah Kong for violating law 112 — 4 sms messages from his phone, resulting in a 20 year prison sentence — shocked and disturbed many. His death while in custody and care of the Thai Criminal and Judicial system, rejecting bail 8 times, has brought a new wave of outrage, sadness and confusion. Unbeknowst to the fact of what really happened, he appeared to our eyes as a simple man who barely knew how to operate his phone, and he has become a symbol for grand ideas and outlandish grievances. Throughout much of his ordeal, he was alone with minimal charity or attention from the system that imprisoned him nor the public at large.

Leaving all of political views aside, we wish to remember – to not let his death and the events leading to it fade from our memory.

 

 

 

A PART OF YOU, A PART OF ME

June 7th, 2012
A PART OF YOU, A PART OF ME
An exhibition by a group of artists and musicians
Curated by Tokin Teekanun
1-30 June 2012 at WTF Gallery, Bangkok
9 June 2012 at SOL Space, Bangkok
 
Opening Reception
Friday 1 June 2012, 7pm @ WTF Gallery
 

WTF Gallery is pleased to announce a contemporary art exhibition "A Part Of Me, A Part Of You" by selected visual artists and musicians, curated by Tokin Teekanun. The process of the exhibition began by selecting musicians who are within the integral fabric of the indie music scene in Thailand. They were asked to compose new musical compositions based on a specific moment in their lives. Drawing from deep emotional experiences as well as significant incidents each musician translated a period of time into the music. The curator then selected a group of artists and matched them with a song. They were allowed to interpret and articulate the notes, melody and lyrics to express them visually and conceptually in order to share the experiences  that the musicians have articulated musically. The collaborations were spontaneous and created without supervision, resulting in a new form of dialogue between artists and musicians.

The exhibition will commence at WTF gallery on Friday 1 June 2012 with the performances by 5 musicians prior to the viewing 5 art works by 5 artists. The exhibition will continue at SOL Space on 9 June 2012, with another set of artists and musicians.

One part is small and is only a part of something
That something is a lot of things put together
 
If something is a person, 
a part of that person might be the surroundings or an experience that a person can acknowledge, feel, accept, and select for themselves. No matter they seek for it or it happens unexpectedly. 
 
A part of you = Things that you select for yourself
A part of me = Things that I select for myself
 
A part of the artist = Something that the artist chooses to express for their work
A part of the viewers = Something that the viewers choose to select for
themselves
 
"A part of you, a part of me" project aims to create a shared experience between something and a part of it. Both in a task and the communication to the public, both invited and uninvited. This will depend on them whether they choose to be a part of this work "A part of you, a part of me" or not

Members
A Part of You
 
Pok Stylish Nonsense
June Bear-Garden
Gap T-bone
Pook The Sticky Rice
Pong The Temperary Channel
Yong Chladni Chandi
Tat Basement Tape
Ben Basement Tape
Jin Matutamtada
Benjamin Surangkanjanajai
 
A Part of Me
 
Krissakorn Thinthupthai
Pisitakun Kuntalang
Sina Wittayawiroj
Pare Nadda
Namfon Udomlertlak
Tada Hengsapkul
Sompop Suwanwattanakul
Orawan Arunrak and Tom Meddings
Ekkalak Satidtawat
Tokin Teekanun
 

everyoneiknow@hotmail.com 
facebook/tpattaranukul
facebook/apartofyou.apartofme
vimeo.com/user7213795

 
 
 
Visitor Information
WTF Café & Gallery 

7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm 
Free Admission

It’s Martini Time

June 7th, 2012

 

Saturday 16 at WTF

WHY? Sometimes we get tired of being creative with our cocktails. Sometimes basic booze with a garnish is all our palate craves. Sometimes a good drunk calls our name.

Come on Saturday for a celebration of the martini. We’ll have classic gin (or nouveau vodka) with combinations like:

Hendricks Shiso Martini — Hendricks gin, dry vermouth, shiso leaf
Caledonia Martini  — Bar Hill gin from Vermont, dry vermouth. muddled herbs
OR order your preferred.