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Brandnew 2017 Art Project: Nutdanai Jitbunjong

January 20th, 2018

20 January – 10 February 2018
WTF Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday 20 January 2018, 7pm

 

“Coup d’Etat”
“King is the dignity of the state.” It is the truth that we cannot deny, Senobia. The King is highly esteemed for several generations, therefore to obliterate that profound perception is not simple. Sri Ayudhya
 
In the reign of King Vajiravudh in 1912 (130 RE), soldiers and intellectuals plotted a plan for constitutional monarchy and establish democracy. The plan was leaked and the plotters were arrested. The coup of these young military officers challenged King Vajiravudh’s supremacy. In return, King Vajiravudh wrote a theatrical play called “Chuay Amnat” (to seize power) which was firstly shown on stage in 1923. The core idea of this play is to cultivate military officers and Thai people to be loyal to the monarchy. King Vajiravudh used the theatrical plays as a medium to communicate His Majesty’s initiations and political policies. Particularly, “Loyal to the Monarchy” is the focal point all through his reign. – Nutdanai Jitbunjong 
 
 
 
 
BRANDNEW 2017 TALK and Opening Reception:
 
Bangkok University Gallery (BUG) is pleased to invite you to the BRANDNEW 2017 art project. The project aims to give opportunity to active young artist to improve, learn and develop their works without limit qualifications on education, age and institution. The project has passed the first 12 years resulting in many art institutions and galleries network, the guest curators and young artists who establish themselves and create quality works in international level. This 12th BRANDNEW art project, the guest curator still has full right and freedom to select the works without open call. 
 
This year, BRANDNEW 2017 honorably invites Haymann Oo; curator and assistant director of New Zero Art Space, from Yangon, Myanmar. She works on community art project, art exhibition, art activity and art education. Her focus is on art education and collaboration between artist and audience. Haymann is a writer and art critic for New Waves Art and Literature Magazine since 2014. Currently, she has an important role to initiate international collaboration for Burmese artists who have skill in abstract art and contemporary art. As a result, there are 6 “new” deserving artists for the BRANDNEW 2017 art project. 
 
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Bangkok University Gallery (BUG)
T: 0 2350 3626
E: bugallery@bu.ac.th
H: 10.00 – 19.00 hrs. (Tue. – Sat.)
13 January – 10 March 2018
Rungruang Sittirerk
Anusorn Tunyapalit
 
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Artist+Run
T: 0 99 454 5955 
E: artistrun2016@gmail.com 
H: 13.00 – 18.00 hrs. (Wed. – Sun.)
14 January – 20 February 2018
Korakot Sangnoy
 
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NOVA Contemporary
T: 0 90 910 6863
E: info@novacontemporary.com 
H: 11.00 – 19.00 hrs. (Tue. – Sun.)
16 January – 17 February 2018
Aracha Cholitgul
 
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RMA Institute
T: 0 2663 0809
E: 238rma@gmail.com
H: 9.00 – 19.00 hrs. (Tue. – Sun.)
18 January – 20 February 2018
Patchara Nantana
 
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WTF Gallery
T: 0 2662 6246
E: somrak@wtfbangkok.com
H: 16.00 – 22.00 hrs. (Tue. – Sun.)
20 January – 10 February 2018
Nutdanai Jitbunjong
 
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For more information:
 
Bangkok University Gallery: +66 2 350 3626
www.facebook.com/BrandnewArtProject

 

Verbal Kint: LIVE!

December 21st, 2017

Friday 5 January 
9pm til late. 

 

Verbal Kint, the alter ego of Keyser Soze — is the acoustic duo from Reno, Nevada. Keyser Soze has an original ska/rocksteady sound with strong jazz and soul influences. Saxophonist/vocalist Jammal “JT” Tarkington and guitarist Ryan Hall, blend spontaneity and self-consciousness, darkness and humor in their intimate, convivial sets. The group’s addictive sound has placed them in the position to share the stage with some of the best drawing headliners, including The Wailers, Ozomatli, The English Beat, Toots & the Maytals, Steel Pulse, The Skatalites and Burning Spear.

Free admission.

Dusadee Huntrakul (+ Pakinee Sricharoensuk): Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars

December 21st, 2017

9 December 2017 – 6 January 2018 

 

The Art Centre Silpakorn University and WTF Gallery and Cafe’ are pleased to invite you to the opening exhibition of Two men look out through the same bars : one sees the mud, and one the stars #2 by the fourth artist, 4/6 Dusadee Huntrakul (+ Pakinee Sricharoensuk) on 9 December 2017. The exhibition will be on view until 6 January 2018.

 
 
Dusadee Huntrakul is the one of our 6 artists selected for the exposed : up-and-coming artists project of the Art Centre, Silpakorn University. In this exhibition, he invited an emarging artist – Pakinee Sricharoensuk to showcase together. Exposed : up-and-coming artists project aim at supporting young emerging artists whose works show interesting perspective towards social issues.
Curator : Kritsada Duchsadeevanich
 
 
 
 
 
(Please follow up the exhibitions by all 6 artists at FB : Art Centre Silpakorn University)
 
Visitor informationWTF Café & Gallery  
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm  
Free Admission
 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474, +66 (0)89 926 5159
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com  
 

 

Bangkok Poetry REDUX

November 15th, 2017

Stay tuned for a January 2018 Bangkok Poetry night!! 
 



 

Nuttapon Sawasdee (+ Yingyod Yenarkarn): Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars

November 15th, 2017
11 – 30 November 2017
 
The Art Centre, Silpakorn University and WTF Gallery and Café present – Two men look out through the same bars : one sees the mud, and one the stars #2 by the third artist, 3/6 Nuttapon Sawasdee (+ Yingyod Yenarkarn)
 
History is created by those who are powerful and victorious. Many times, stories about those who win shine. Many times, stories about those who lose appear silent. How the “other side” of history are presented are obviously observable. Two artists attempt to search for the truth where information is scattered in pieces. While each piece contains story that tends to be discovered, the stories behind these discoveries can’t be told loudly.
 
Nuttapon Sawasdee is the third artist of our 6 artists selected for the exposed : up-and-coming artists project of the Art Centre, Silpakorn University. Over a period of one year, he has been working with the Art Centre in creating works for this exhibition, together with inviting another emerging artist – Yingyod Yenarkarn to have this show with him. Exposed : up-and-coming artists project aim at supporting young emerging artists whose works show interesting perspective towards social issue, curated by Kritsada Duchsadeevanich.
 
Exhibition will be on view between 11 – 30 November 2017 (Tue-Sun 4 – 10pm/ closed Mon)
 

 
(Please follow up the exhibitions by all 6 artists at FB : Art Centre Silpakorn University)
 
Visitor informationWTF Café & Gallery  
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 4-10pm  
Free Admission
 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474, +66 (0)89 926 5159
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com  

 

Wasted Rita: 10795 days of Bummer

September 27th, 2017

7 – 29 October 2017

Opening reception:
Saturday 7 October 2017
7PM
 
 
Portuguese artist Rita Gomes presents works of her thought-provoking scribbles on colourful paper. They illuminate a variety of observations of the absurdities of life, sometimes angry, and always brutally honest. With a natural tendency to provoke, Rita Gomes’s art is a way for her to take fragile, fleeting moments and translate them into equally transient-looking pieces. They are a never-ending stream of curious proposition, sarcastic observation and eccentric moral quandaries. With insights ranging from the deceptively banal to the profound, Gomes lay bare the ambiguities, comedy and pathos of everyday life. 
 
Gomes has consistently experimented with different media and formats, but scribbled words and phrases have been the main focus of her practice. The exhibition focuses on her work on paper — doodles of what she may or may not have been feeling at a given moment, coming at the viewer with a seemingly artless air. In all these works, she calls attention to the flaws and affectations of mainstream culture around her with words and images that beckon the viewer to enjoy the liberating power of a good laugh.
 
Born in 1988 in Porto, Gomes is graphic designer and illustrator based in Lisbon. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Festival Iminente, London, England; Underdogs 10, Porto and Lisbon, Portugal; Artgang, Montreal, Canada; Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, England; CAAA, Guimarães, Portugal; Kino Siska, Ljubjana, Slovenia; Skopje, Macedonia; Trenutak,39, Zagreb, Croatia; Idrawalot, Berlin, Germany; Petit Bain, Paris, France. She has also collaborated with Dewar’s, Hendrick’s, Happy Socks, Blue Q, Converse, Ginza Mag, Goldwin, Cheel, Doolittle Magazine, Hurley and Samsung.
 
 
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
 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474, +66 (0)89 926 5159
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com

 

Oh! Ode : a performance project by Sasapin Siriwanij

July 28th, 2017

 For WhaT theatre and WTF Gallery and Cafe present: 
"OH! ODE" 

(Oh! What Joy, What Goodness, What Beauty Calls For Ode No.7012)

A performance project by Sasapin Siriwanij in collaboration with Surachai Petsangrot with a photography exhibition by Wichaya Artamat

*suitable for age 18 and above

Inspired by "The Test of Endurance" (Jarunun Phantachat, 2015), the project invites you to witness live sculpting of art in movement, an artistic height that celebrates the exemplary virtues and beauty of this very land where you set foot on – the goodness upon which we unmistakably agree 


18th, 19th, and 20th August, 2017 at 20:00 hrs
WTF Gallery and Cafe (Soi Sukhumvit 51)

Admission: 300 THB

(250 THB for advanced reservation with bank transfer by August 17th, 2017)

 

Details for bank transfer: 
KASIKORN BANK Account No. 003-1-60847-3
Account Name: For What Theatre by Sasapin Siriwanij

*after your transfer, please send us the transaction record and specify your desired date by posting on the page, sending a message to our FB page, or email us at forwhattheatre@gmail.com

For more information, please contact 081 593 9644 or forwhattheatre@gmail.com

Conceived, directed and performed by Sasapin Siriwanij 
in collaboration with Surachai Petsangrot

Photography and media – Wichaya Artamat

Stage manager – Chanida Punyaneramitdee

Dance instructor – Wilasinee Noikhonburi

General assistance and front of house – Ben Busarakamwong and Hassaluk Jantarapratin

Phornphop Sittirak (+ Prasert Yodkaew): Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars

July 28th, 2017
14 July and 13 August 2017 
 
Curator : Kritsada Duchsadeevanich 
By observing the context of the Thai society in the present days where every action and activity is watched, wrongness (weirdness) often plays a big role in life. Life then requires cautiousness, as though we are taking a night journey in the land of beautiful and tranquil dreams (sweet dreams/nightmares), yet full of traps that are ready to drag us into the bizarre land. 
 
This exhibition is presented by two artists, whose works focus on the status of our society combining with artists’ personal experiences, both intentionally or by destiny. 
Phornphop is 1 of 6 artists selected for the exposed : up-and-coming artists project of the Art Centre, Silpakorn University. Over a period of one year, he has been working with the Art Centre in creating works for this exhibition, together with inviting another emerging artist – Prasert Yodkaew to have this show with him. Exposed : up-and-coming artists project aim at supporting young emerging artists whose works show interesting perspective towards social issues.
 
 
(Please follow up the exhibitions by all 6 artists at FB : Art Centre Silpakorn University)
 
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
 
For further information please contact:
Somrak Sila, Christopher Wise
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474, +66 (0)89 926 5159
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com  

 

Opening reception of Never Never Land Exhibition

April 19th, 2017

Saturday 29 April 2017, 1900-Late

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

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Never Never Land — WTF 7th Anniversary Festival

April 19th, 2017
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.
 
PROGRAMME
 
Friday 28 April 2017, 8-10pm
Bangkok Poetry Reading “Never Never Land”
Free Entry
 
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” 
 
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Saturday 29 April 2017, 1900-Late
Opening reception of Never Never Land Exhibition
Exhibition on view from 29 April – 20 June 2017
@WTF Gallery
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
 
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Launch of Street Mural by Marc Stuart
@WTF Alley 
 
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
 
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Film Screenings:
Metropolis
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
8-11pm
@WTF Alley 
 
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DJs by Note Dudesweet x JoJo Trasher
9pm – Late
@WTF Bar
 
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. 
 
 
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Sunday 30 April 2017
Film Screenings:
Delicatessen
Utopia (with Laurel and Hardy) 
8-10pm
@WTF Alley 
 
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Block Party
1600-late 
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
www.wtfbangkok.com
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
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com,