July, 2012

Very Special Sounds by HENNESY VS: Tarantule Tarantate | Music of Southern Italy

July 31st, 2012

August 30
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 August COME AND DANCE TO THE LIVE SOUNDS OF THE “PIZZICA TARANTATA” IN BANGKOK!!

The power of art to transform all range of emotions and give birth to a new existence.
 
A dramatic representation of madness starting from the tradition of the “Tarantate” of Southern Italy, with music, dance and drama all integrated in the recreation of a powerful ritual.
 
The Tarantate were women that according to tradition, once bitten by the “Tarantula” (black spider) and infected with its poison they would develop a deep sadness and madness at the same time. The healing ritual was performed by a group of musicians which with hypnotic and wild rhythmic music would lead the tarantata in a long, wild dance (lasting many hours) to reach a trance state and finally to get rid of the “poison” causing her suffering.
 
The ritual was related to the condition of the woman in that male dominated society, and somehow their only way to express their anger and sufferance was to “become crazy” and to be bitten by the tarantula…
 
With “The Praise Of Folly” a group of artists from different fields will develop the same concept in their language: visual art, theatre, music and dance in an integrated performance.
 
Tarantule Tarantate // Bite Your Soul // Bite The Spider
 
www.wtfbangkok.com
www.baroquemebaby.com
 

 

Whiskey Flight: Taste 3 Glenmorangie single malt

July 31st, 2012

500thb FOR 3 1oz.TASTING

AVAILABLE in August


THE ORIGINAL

A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from fills in American white oak casks. 260thb (full pour)

  

LASANTA

Extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. 280thb (full pour)


QUINTA RUBAN

Extra-matured in specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. 300thb (full pour) 

 

Throughout August

Flamingo: Photography Exhibition by Kachain Wongleamthong

July 28th, 2012

Opening Reception:
Wednesday 1 August
6pm

FROM 2 – 29 August
4-10pm

WTF gallery is pleased to announce the photography exhibition, Flamingo, by Kachain Wongleawthong.

Kachain Wongleawmthong, one of Bangkok’s leading editorial and commercial photographers, will present his first solo photography show at WTF, from 3-29 August 2012. As one of the leading photographers in Thailand, Kachain has photographed portraits for the most well known magazines and on highly visible commercial assignments. After 12 years of work suppressed by the market’s demands he is eager to express his artistic voice free from constraints. 

In any typical art “scene,” artwork is often defined by its ideological value. Kachain refuses to go along with this. He declares a strong affinity for anti-commercialism as well as an anti-art or anti-theoretical stance, disparaging the conventional market-driven art world in favour of an artist-centered creative practice, similar to the Fluxus movement of the1960’s which “played an important role in the opening up of definitions of what art can be.”[1]

All the images are taken using the Polaroid process which envelopes images with a mysterious veil that seems suited to capturing the overlooked beauty and poetry of the everyday, even the banal. The works are also the out-takes from Kachain’s commercial assignments whereby his portraits of models and celebrities on Polaroid film with the same setting as his digital camera, yet the Polaroids portray another world that seems more immediate, less posed, with an essential “being theren-ess” that digital cannot achieve.

Kachain’s approach captures subjects in a similar way to Andy Warhol’s celebrity Polaroids — with a hollow, brash, trashy transience, that conveys the intimacy and melancholy beauty of not caring about anything, above all the client.

Kachain Wongleamthong graduated from Faculty of Fine Art, major in Photography, Rangsit University. He is always interested in how portraiture captures the personality and the soul of the subject. His reputation as a photographer became widely known and associated with his ability to stimulate a subject’s emotion and character in the photographs, rather than relying on technical skills. He is currently head photographer of A Day and Hamburger magazines. For more information, go towww.wong-kachain.com

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Very Special Sounds by HENNESY VS: Maft Sai | Digital Dancehall

July 14th, 2012

Wednesday 18 July
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 July, pulling from his crates from days in London Maft Sai will spin a selection of Jamaican & Uk Digital Dancehall, Dub and Rocksteady. The original rude boy sound!
 
Limited seating — come early.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenmorangie Whiskey Tasting

July 11th, 2012

July 19th
7-8pm 

AMAZING DEAL — 500THB 

Glenmorangie whiskey tasting with whiskey guru Arnaud Mirey, Brand Ambassador Asia Pacific at Moët-Hennessy.

Expand your palate and understanding of what makes a great whiskey with help from master sommelier Arnaud Mirey. Enjoy the nuances between 4 great whiskies from a legendary producer.

 

THE ORIGNIAL
A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland’s tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks.
 
QUINTA RUBAN
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal.
 
LASANTA
Elegant but full bodied this whisky has spent ten years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain.
 
GLENMORANGIE 18 YEARS OLD
The 18 Years Old is a single malt Scotch whisky of serious distinction. Once it has spent fifteen years maturing in American white oak casks approximately 30% is transferred into Spanish Oloroso casks to spend a further three years maturing. Then, when both elements have reached 18 years, we blend them back together to create a whisky with a rich bouquet and full, rounded flavour.
 
Choice of a full pour of either, The Original, Quitna Ruban, La Santa or special cocktail withThe Original for each participant after the tasting session.
 
TICKETS available at WTF