28-30 April 2017
WTF Cafe & Gallery, Bangkok
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s a crazy world out there, and it’s not going to get better anytime soon. Since opening in 2010, WTF has always been a sanctuary from the wild-ness of the world. And not just for the guests: given what we’ve been through in the last 7 years in Thailand, opening a bar and running a political and socially conscious gallery is no easy ride. We, too, use it as an escape from reality. If it wasn’t for our little community and your support, we’d have long ago jumped ship.
To celebrate WTF 7th Anniversary on 28-30 April 2010, WTF Café and Gallery will host What The Festival 2017 under the theme of “Never Never Land” — an imagined community or society that is capable of making its citizens happy. We want to celebrate our 7 years surviving the challenges of the world. So stop by to stop being negative!
The festival gathers a diverse array of artists and creative talents to help shape our collective response to a changing Bangkok, a changing Thailand and a changing world. The programme includes: a group exhibition “Never Never Land” by a selected group of artists from Bangkok and beyond, the launch of a new wall mural, a Bombyx/Poetry reading, famous and no-name DJs, food, drinks at the original Block Party.
For drinks, WTF will create new cocktails using local ingredients and special booze to take our birthday spirits to another level.
Friday 28 April 2017, 8-10pm
Bangkok Poetry Reading “Never Never Land”
Bangkok Poetry is a reading series devoted to the lyrical, the risky, the unexpected. It has been housed at WTF and will be hosted by Wesley Hsu, one of the original founders long before he had a wife, 2 kids and a grown-up job. The theme of the night will be “Never Never Land”
Saturday 29 April 2017, 1900-Late
Opening reception of Never Never Land Exhibition
Exhibition on view from 29 April – 20 June 2017
Free flow of WTF’s new cocktail from 7-9pm
WTF Gallery invited 12 artists and thinkers, local and international, to imagine a world (either utopian or dystopian) by creating artwork based that will examine what the world would be like if one of the fundamental elements of how it operates suddenly disappeared. Would it be better or worse? Let your imagination decide.
If there was no corruption
If there was no nepotism
If there was no war/army
If there was no capitalism
If there was no money
If there was no fascism
If there was no democracy
If there was no feminism
If there was no racism
If there was no prejudice
If there was no gender
If there was no WTF
If there was no religion
If there was no mankind
If there was no desire
If there was no internet
If there was no Facebook
If there was no difference
The works are created by: Prakit Kobkijwattana, Tada Hengsapkul, Saran Yen Panya, Wasted Rita (Portugal), Kathy Macleod, Colin Cheney (USA), Liam Morgan (CA), Sakarin Krue-on, Takerng Pattanopas, Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch, Jakkai Siributr, Varsha Nair
Launch of Street Mural by Marc Stuart
Marc Stuart, born in 1985 in Barcelona moved to Bangkok in 2010. He studied graphic design and has worked in this field ever since. He is co-founder of KUOZ, a creative studio located in KLONG SAN. His work has been published in different publications such as Computer Arts or LeCool. His drawings are spectacular and bring a new perspective to street art. For the Never Never Land – WTF Festival, Marc will create his first street mural with dystopian concept
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
DJs by Note Dudesweet x JoJo Trasher
9pm – Late
Bangkok’s two most prominent club promoters – Note from Dudesweet and Jojo Trasher will team up for the first time for WTF 7th anniversary to select music that will take you back to the good old days. Put on your dancing shoes and good attitude. Expect tunes from the 80s and the Third World.
Sunday 30 April 2017
Utopia (with Laurel and Hardy)
at WTF Cafe Alley and Studio Lam
WTF Block Party returns to the alley! To mark the Big 7, we’ll party all night long with BFF DJ Jorge Carlos Smith, DJ Bullit (Jarret Wrisley) and DJ Paolo Vitaletti. An electric mash up of old school funk, tropical Italian disco and obscure rap/hip-hop.
But the fun doesn’t end there. If you’re still hungry for more great music, move on to Studio Lam for the “After Armaggedon Party”. Known for Morlam and world music, Maft Sai and his team will curate a party that will takes you to a land where you’ve never been before.
FOOD We will gather a selection of Bangkok’s favourite street food. From Peppina’s Neopolitan pizza to scrumptious burgers from Daniel Thaiger, Crepes and cold cuts from Foo John, ribs from Spare Parts and special ice-cream from Hazel. Neighbours, kids, pets are all welcome.
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474, (66) 89 926 5159