OPENING August 4 – 6:00pm
Burapha University, Srinakharinwirot University, Chiang Mai University, Khon Kaen University and Mahasarakham University.
29 May – 24 July 2015
Opening Reception on Friday 29 May 2015, 1800h
Over the past 5 years, WTF Cafe & Gallery has operated on the core belief that art and artists matter profoundly to our society, and can meaningfully contribute to shaping civic dialogue and creating a better society. We support artists in their efforts to move the needle of social justice and to reveal new ways of looking at and understanding our world. As a result, our commissions range from the wondrous and uplifting to the unnerving and provocative.
In the last couple years, we’ve witnessed drastic changes in our country. The last coup has created more conflicts rather than solving them, and created confusion both even within and among groups who may have felt they had a stake in bringing this change about, because once the ‘good people’ were in charge, the violence and political shambles would magically come to an end.
WTF Gallery would like to invite you to participate in ‘How much should this art cost?’ as part the “Build Your Own Bangkok” exhibition, which aims to experiment and test the art market in Thailand and have collectors generate the value of a piece of artwork during a gallery show.
One of the most common issues in mounting an art exhibition by a new or upcoming artist in Thailand is pricing. “Price too high, the art won’t sell. Too low, and it might look cheap and not worth investing in.” In the larger art markets, art auctions are a common tool for the market to decide on the value of artistic creation.
WTF gallery wants to experiment and see how an auction model can work during a show of an artist who is just defining herself as an upcoming creative force.
WTF gallery and Kathy MacLeod handpicked the most anticipated and collectable piece in the show to offer at auction throughout the period of the show. By silent bid—yourself at the gallery, via phone or email—we’ll display bids at the gallery and inform bidders as the price increases. By the end of the show, the price will be announced to the public and presented to the highest bidder. It’s you who will tell us how much you’d like to pay for art. Don’t miss out!
Like the Amazonian rainforest, Bangkok is a wildly diverse ecosystem — teeming with an infinite number of specimens, living in an infinite array of habitats. Cartoonist Kathy MacLeod (of BK Magazine’s “That’s What She Said” fame) has selected and illustrated eight of these distinct ecosystems with surprise interactive elements.
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:
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
10 October – 9 November 2014
Opening Reception: Friday 10 October 2014, 6-8pm at WTF Gallery, Bangkok
WE WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th.