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85-140 dB : Sound & Media Installation Exhibition

April 23rd, 2018
24 April – 22 May 2018 
Opening Reception: Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 6 pm. onward
 
A Contemporary Sound & Media Installation Exhibition 

About Imaginary Silence 
[R]Ejecting Mantra – Chapter 2
 
Organized by Rai.D Collective
Supported by Goethe-Institut Thailand and WTF Gallery 
 
Curator: Penwadee Nophaket Manont
Co-curator: Soifa Saenkhamkon and Supphakarn Wongkaew 
Artist: 
Albrecht Pischel 
Arnont Nongyao 
Paphonsak La-or 
Pisitakun Kuntalang 
Sompot Chidgasornpongse
 
In physics, the sound intensity level reaches 85 decibels (dB) or stronger can cause a permanent damage to auditory system. Though it may seem the quieter the sound, the longer you can listen to without causing any hazard; hearing duration is nevertheless one important factor contributing to such derogation. Hence, exposure to any common sounds for a long period of time can cause permanent hearing loss, for some common sounds may be louder than we realize.
 
85-140 dB art exhibition presents contemporary sound and media installation works about imaginary silence, to explore the concept of how vibration-induced energy travels through the transmission medium to the brain in terms of both physiology and psychology, and possibly be restricted or tackled from various forms of exposure, emission and communication in each individual or society. The works have been intentionally selected as a challenge upon the ability to break free from these fetters inhibit and impair our ability to access, perceive, understand, analyze, investigate, question, suspect, or even differentiate between reality and illusion around us. 
 
 
The work by Albrecht Pischel brings the audience to a state of delusion between hearing and visual perception. It also takes us to interrogate upon the outcome of surveillance system operation, which creates restriction in everyday life that visualization alone cannot properly represent.
 
Arnont Nongyao deliberately presents a space of variation occurred through time via his experiments with intervention in the quality of audio transmission. Such disturbance results in new dimension of hearing. But each receiver can perceive the details of sound wave and frequency with different sense.
 
 
While the painting of Paphonsak La-or implies between hearing limitation and result of voicing the taboo, through the overlap between past and present as well as interaction of people living in different place and status. But, they try to utter something conjointly on the virtual world.
 
 
The work by Pisitakun Kuntalang takes us across the trap of our complicated and fatigued perception of reality into the virtual world he’s experienced, to query the sense of existence, exiting and fleeing strategy from a society full of suppression. Discovering space within the senses may help us move on.
 
The interesting thing about the work by Sompot Chidgasornpongse is the familiar image we’ve seen everyday for a long time. The music Gymnopédies No.1 the artist uses in the work also has repeated melodies, seeming to deliberately create familiarity upon human senses and give rise to some value.
 
** 85-140 dB is part of a research and archive based exhibition project [R]Ejecting Mantra. **

 

Miti Ruangkritya (+ Dhyan Ho): Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars

March 13th, 2018

17 March – 8 April 2018
The opening reception Saturday 17 March 2018, 6 pm

 

Two men look out through the same bars : one sees the mud, and one the stars is our 6/6 show with Miti Ruangkritya (+ Dhyan Ho). The opening reception is on Saturday 17 February 2018, 6 pm.

Miti Ruangkritya 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 – Dhyan Ho to showcase together. 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 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  

 

Viriya Chotpanyavisut (+ Tanatchai Bandasak): Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars

February 22nd, 2018

17 February 2018 – 3 March 2018

 

Two men look out through the same bars : one sees the mud, and one the stars #2 is coming to our 5/6 show with Viriya Chotpanyavisut (+ Tanatchai Bandasak). The opening reception is on Saturday 17 February 2018, 6 pm.

Viriya Chotpanyavisutis 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 - Tanatchai Bandasak to showcase together. 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 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  

 

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