9 July – 14 August 2016
Saturday 9 July, 7pm
Good People, Good Words
Launch of World’s Most Renowned Pop-Up shop
4 May – 3 July 2016
Wednesday 4 May, 7pm
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." — Andy Warhol
After stonking success in Geneva, Perth, Birmingham, Gwangju and Cleveland, “Good People, Good Words” in partnership with Bangkok’s most groundbreaking space — WTF Cafe & Gallery — is finally coming to Bangkok to showcase their most iconic concept.
With over 30 sq meters of clean white loft space, using Kinfolk as a role model, in an almost unique shophouse building, it is without a doubt an absolute first for Bangkok – the City of Angels Mahanakorn. Its huge variety of six or seven products is carefully curated and designed by their own designer, from fashion to homeware to sports equipment, encompassing T-shirts, tote bags, ashtrays, enamel mugs, water buckets, ping pong sets and two or three more must-have items. All designs are classy and unfussy to let the shape of the object speak for itself.
The name “Good People, Good Words” is a reference to good people who speak good words that are well worth recording and collecting for the generations to come so they can learn of the wisdom and sacrifice of these heroes who have singlehandedly snatched the country back from the edge of darkness.
All products are limited edition and for sale at affordable prices until stocks run out. Come quick as the range is sure to sell out fast, and remember: any shop that just pops up might not be there tomorrow if some other good person with good friends urgently needs to build a mall there.
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
4 March – 3 April 2016
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!