‘Art Exhibitions’ Category

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

 

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  
 

 

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

 

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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Kritsada Duchsadeevanich & Tawan Wattuya: Condemned To Be Free

February 14th, 2017

Curated by Penwadee Nophaket Manont

Contemporary Art Exhibition

15 February – 31 March 2017 

Opening Reception: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 7pm at WTF Gallery



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Special talk: “Man is Condemned To Be Free” at 7.30-8.30pm

Speakers:

- Assistant Professor Kasem Phenpinant, PH.D., Head of Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

- Assistant Professor Pandit Chanrochanakit, PH.D., Currently teaching at Faculty of Politic Sciences, Chulalongkorn University

- Kritsada Duchsadeevanich (artist)
- Tawan Wattuya (artist)
Moderated by Penwadee Nophaket Manont
(Talk is in Thai and free of charge)
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‘Man is condemned to be free’ : this declaration by Sartre is at the heart of his major philosophical work Being and Nothingness and his famous polemic Existentialism Is a Humanism.

WTF gallery is delighted to announce ‘Condemned to Be Free’ by Kritsada Duchsadeevanich and Tawan Wattuya, curated by Penwadee Nophaket Manont from 15 February – 31 March 2017. We’d also like to invite you to join the talk on the topic ‘Man Is Condemned to Be Free’, which will focus on the interpretation of freedom and its limits that are often used as an excuse to stop searching for truth in our society.

The curator harks back to the existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre developed in his magnum opus Being and Nothingness, written in the middle of World War II, which diagnosed the fundamental ‘nausea’ of European modernity as terror in the face of our own boundless freedom.

Sartre, the curator suggests, may be due a revival. Once again the old certainties are crumbling, the facts are losing their solidity, and confused and frightened populations are fleeing into the arms of leaders who propose simple solutions to complex problems, pledging to protect normal people from the wilderness out there.  

Thailand has seen its share of confusion, and in the name of making everything simple again our thoughts and freedom are heavily controlled by the authorities, mob pressure and the media bubbles in which many of us choose to exist. The question is whether we can face up to the realization that that there are in fact no answers ‘out there’, that the world simply is, and that it is up to each individual to build his own house on these shifting sands.

The two artists, Tawan and Kritsada, were chosen by the curator not only for their political and social perspectives, but for their willingness to throw their own cherished beliefs into question.

Kritsada creates a site-specific installation to experiment with input from the viewer and raise questions about the process of finding freedom in searching for the truth. The idea behind this work derives from the realisation of his freedom to change his attitudes towards political perspective during the past few years. Through his works and his daily life working in an art institution, he has witnessed the dividing community within his work place. It caused him to raise questions and understand the possibility of freedom to search for the truth.

Tawan’s work, by contrast, deliberately restricts his own freedom to make finished works, seeking instead to paint prisoners, in quick watercolour, in the jails where they languish. With this method, he invites the audiences to discover what it is like to be creative when your freedom is severely limited — but also whether a paradoxical kind of freedom can arise from being ‘thrown’, as the existentialists liked to say, into circumstances not of your choosing.

About Artists

Kritsada Duchsadeevanich (b.1984)
Kritsada graduated with a BFA in Art Theory from the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University. He is known for his witty perspective, expressed in his art writing and criticism. His writing communicates straightforwardly and always challenges the audience to think from different angles. His works include Phenomena & Prophecies: Manit Sriwanichpoom exhibition, an article in the exhibition catalogue for Motion Emotion by Aree Soothipunt, as well as other exhibition criticism and reviews in art magazines. As an artist, he was also selected to participate in several group exhibitions, such as The Traces of Siamese Smile at BACC (2008), Thailand-Taiwan ThaiTai A measure of Understanding (2012), and Graduated Emergence exhibition at Number 1 Gallery, Bangkok (2013). He was selected twice for the Brand New Art Project (BUG, Bangkok University) as a Brand New Artist in 2009 with his project Art Project: 24hrs. Art Gallery and Brand New Critic in 2010. Since 2012, Kritsada has been a curator for the Art Centre, Silpakorn University with Miscellaneous Abstract – an exhibition under the Art Collection Silpakorn University Project, followed by RE-PLEASE Art Project (2012-2014), A4 Art Gallery Project (2012), WE=ME ASEAN art exhibition (2013), GlobaLIKEzation exhibition (2014), and recently with [un]forgotten – photography exhibition and Ready, Set, Go! ASEAN art exhibition (2015), Project Art Page in BAM Bangkok Art Map (Vol. 05,06,07-2015), Please Do Not Leave Me by Amrit Chusuwan (2016), Two Men Look Out Through the Same Bars:
One Sees the Mud, and One the Star (2016).

Tawan Wattuya is known for his unique approach to watercolor and thought-provoking subject matter. Tawan’s choice of watercolour as a medium is a deliberate attempt to convey the speed and dynamism of contemporary society and explore its complex contrasts. His paintings are always poetic but nonetheless provocative in terms of his critical engagement with corruption, globalization and hypocrisy. With art residencies in several countries in Europe, the US, Asia and South America, Tawan has chosen to view his homeland from a distance, studying the social and political situation from afar in order to bring more layers of understanding and greater depth to his work. His work has been exhibited extensively in Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Brisbane, and Brussels. Recent major solo exhibitions include BLINDED, DIGINNER Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2016; When Water Beats, Art et Plus Gallery, Paris, France, 2015; Dek Oey Dek Dee, Toot Yung Art Center, Bangkok, 2014; Like a Virgin, Alliance Francaise, Brisbane, Australia, 2014; Tii Tai Krua, Chula Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013; and Fading Nostalgia, Yang Gallery, Beijing, China, 2012.

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.co

Moritz Ebinger: Gold = WTF

January 16th, 2017
17 January – 5 February 2017
Opening 17 January, 7pm at WTF Gallery


Moritz Ebinger is a Swiss artist based in the Netherlands who has made a reputation for himself for connecting anything with everything. This exhibition is the result of a long fascination with gold that started when he discovered an abandoned gold mine in southern Switzerland as a child. 
 
Ebinger has travelled from Zurich to Surinam and Thailand to study the history, function, transformation and sociocultural aspect of gold in conflict, ritual and belief. He has documented and photographed subjects including the apartment of a Zurich banker, the jungles of Surinam and Thailand’s Buddhist temples, and interviewed a gold merchant and refiner as well as mercury smugglers, heavily armed bodyguards and owners of the largest gold mine in the world.
 
He comes at the meaning of gold from many different angles, using personal perspective and experiments with audiences to create a dialogue about the true value of gold in societies where he exhibits his works. They take many wildly eclectic forms, united only by his meticulous craftsmanship, limitless curiosity and sly sense of humour — from drawings and objects to videos, collages and performance art. 
 

Ebinger’s work has been exhibited and performing all over the world including the documenta13, DoflonRacz.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
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com

 

BRANDNEW 2016

November 26th, 2016

Contemporary Art Exhibition
26 November – 29 December 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday 26 November 2016, 6pm

 

BRANDNEW 2016 ART PROJECT

 
Bangkok University Gallery is pleased to invite you to the BRANDNEW 2016 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 10 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 11th BRANDNEW art project, the guest curator still has full right and freedom to select the works without open call. 
 
This year, BRANDNEW 2016 honorably invites Angkrit Ajchariyasophon; artist, curator and gallery owner from Chiang Rai province, as our guest curator. The curator actively researches on the artists and has intense meetings with art lecturers and art students from many art institutions. 
 
BRANDNEW 2016 at WTF Gallery
26 November – 29 December 2016
Thatchatham Silsupan – Sound Installation
Wansavang Yensabaidee – Painting
 
 
 
Follow BRANDNEW 2016
www.facebook.com/BrandnewArtProject
 
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
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com

 

Sutthirat Supaparinya: Novel Without a Name

September 25th, 2016
Contemporary Art Exhibition
8 october – 20 November 2559

 

Opening Reception: Saturday 8 October 2016, 7pm
 
 
“Novel Without a Name” is a 1991 book by the Vietnamese dissident writer Duong Thu Huong, the intimate life story of a Vietnamese boy soldier in the “War Against the Americans” from youthful fervour to disillusionment. 
 
The artist appropriates the title for her own personal take on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a milestone in America’s ascendancy in Indochina – reflecting not least on how her own country Thailand became a bridgehead for US policy in the region, a lucrative position that has also come at great cost as the country galloped from underdeveloped also-ran to capitalist democracy – and arguably back again.
 
A critical part of the story was General Electric, once among the biggest foreign investors in Thai infrastructure. Its presence in Thailand dates back to 1900s, when it began selling lightbulbs. But towards the end of the Vietnam War the bulbs had morphed into massive networks bearing the message of consumer happiness and eternal becalmed democracy across the region, in the form of oil, gas and wind energy, indispensable white goods, military equipment, health technology and finance. 
 
The artist conceptualises this idea of intangible power spreading hummingly and inexorably across a region, and mesmerising its people with promises of a perpetually deferred future. 
 
The exhibition consists of three mixed media art installations – collage, video, sound and objects – all created in 2016. One of the works titled ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ was first commissioned and presented by Visual Arts at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore.
 
Sutthirat Supaparinya is a Chiang Mai based visual artist who works across a range of media including video, installation, photography and sculpture. Her work often includes playful criticism of political, social, and personal issues. The artist often questions the interpretation of images, text and sound in the media, using simple everyday images to explore larger issues. 
 
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
Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6246, +66 (0)89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com, cw@wtfbangkok.com