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Vivian Girls LIVE! + FREE!

July 9th, 2011

Thursday 14 July, 9PM FREE

VENUE CHANGE - at Opposite (opposite WTF)


Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls —threesome guitarist/vocalist Cassie Ramone, bassist/vocalist Kickball Katy and new drummer Fiona Campbell—sharp and transcendent mix of garage thrash, girl-group warmth and infectious pop hooksmanship has made Vivian Girls one of America’s most celebrated and influential young bands.
DON’T MISS IT!


Their third album — "Share the Joy has the most diverse batch of songs of any of our albums," Cassie observes. "I feel like these songs are more expansive; a lot of the themes and lyrics are less direct than other albums. These songs focus a lot on the themes of alienation, reconciliation, identity, and trying to figure out what really matters in life. It’s a dark album, but unlike our first two albums, it has a happy ending. 

"Our music continues to get more and more defined and developed, but it’s never going to be completely polished," Cassie asserts, adding, "A thing I like about our band is that we seem to mean different things to different people. Another thing I’m proud of is that, while a lot of people may have initially heard about us through internet buzz and things like that, I think our audience likes our music because it’s honest and because we mean it. I think that people can pick up on that."

 

Chrono-illogical musical mash-up: 4PLAYERS+ FREELENSER

July 2nd, 2011


Saturday 9 July, 9PM

4PLAYERS will spin a superior selection of pressed wax and live Ocular masseuse FREELENSER will project and manipulate a live-mixed montage of colourful canopies, film edits and assorted eye-spinners.

 
In the tune bag for the night will be groove picks from the last four decades:
A chrono-illogical musical mash-up, including classic tracks you’ve never heard, retro synth-funk reverberations, and disco cuts from the sharp end, spliced and diced for your aural pleasure.

 

Indie Earcandy by DJ Gentle Punk

June 15th, 2011

THURSDAY 16 JUNE 9pm,  Free Entrance

 

WTF presents a night of all you can indie. No, it won’t be indie that you’ve been annoyed with because you cannot fit into skinny jeans anymore. It will be beautiful poetic lyrics indies that you can sing along to or reminisce about your good old days. Expect The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division, David Bowie, Bon Iver, The xx, Beach House, Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie xx and many different shades of indie–covering everything from dream pop, chillwave, psychedelic rock and lo-fi to post punk, Afro pop, post dubstep and beyond.

Crafty Cuts, Razor Sharp Edits & Disco Italia by 4 Players & Freelenser

June 9th, 2011

SATURDAY 11 JUNE 
9pm onwards Free Entrance

A night of Italo-disco and  (not so Italo), 80s synth-funk together with visual jockey.  A simple and fun night sure get your groove on. 4 Players & Freelenser have been hosting music fans on the otherside of town with regular gigs at Chez Lodin/Toot Yung.

 

What The Festival

April 9th, 2011
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 April, All night long!
 
To Celebrate WTF Café and Gallery’s first anniversary, we will host “What The Festival” –bringing together over 20 artists and works to take over WTF and the newly minted OPPOSiTE space with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music, film and a charity art auction on 29-30 April 2011. 
 
WTF CAFÉ & GALLERY FIRST ANNIVERSARY
This coming April 2011 is WTF Café and Gallery’s first anniversary. We opened to the public in early 2010 with the exhibition “Wonderful Thai Friendship”, comprised of13 new and prominent local artists including Amrit Chusumwan, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Krit Ngamsom, Landry Dunand and Imhatthai Suwattana. Since then, we have exhibited the work of a wide range of local artists including Teerapon Hosanga, Peduckk and Pengi (curated by Dudesweet), Dusadee Huntakul, Nut Saenchuen and Som Sutthirat among others.
 
WTF was born in the year of conflict and has weathered the storm. Thanks to nurturing from all of our old friends, new customers who’ve become new friends and art and music lovers, we have become a hub for compelling, off-beat performances. Since May 2010, WTF became home to the new-born Okinawan/Irish band Gogochas. We provided a stage for both renowned and little-seen performers, including Gene Kasidit with his first blues interpretation, Michael Shoawanasai, Happy Band, DJ Van Human Beatbox, Basement Tape, Bangkok Poetry Reading, Cambodian Space Project from Phnom Penh, Bangkok Paradise, Matthieu Ha from Belgium, Verbal Kint from LA, Digurutieni from Tokyo and Muariah Kraker from Taiwan. Our activities also extend to social awareness programs— such as, the weekend event in March 2011 “I AM LIU XIAOBO” to promote freedom of speech and artistic expression.
 
WTF Café and Gallery attracts a diverse audience of artists, writers, journalists, foodies, cocktail swillers, NGO workers, creatives, residents and visitors — a refuge for all people who are drawn to explore a unique melange of art, culture and music and new tastes in food and cocktails, presented to push things a but further than normal in this city we share.
 
PROGRAMME
 
Friday 29 April 2011, DETAIL HERE
• WTF gallery opens the new sculpture exhibition “Floating” by Sutee Kunavichayanont. Three meditating life-size fibreglass sculptures will float over the alley.
 
• New young video artist Sina Wittayawiroj returns to WTF to exhibit a new series of mind-blowing projection mapping works inside WTF Café.
 
• Later that night GAP T-bone will fill the OPPOSITE space with his new dub sound in solo work GAPI Dub, featuring Morlam Can and Saxophone. From 8-11PM
 
•After GAPI Dub, the bass and Morlam beats continue with Maft Sai and Chris Menist spinning from 11-1AM
 
On Saturday 30 April DETAIL HERE
• WTF gallery 2nd floor will screen 4 experimental short films including Academy Award Winner "God of Love" DETAIL HERE
 
• Followed by a party in WTF style with “What The Feast” plus free festive food and live music by Gogochas and We are Chopard.
 
• Proprietors Chris Wise & Jorge Carlos Smith will show off their cutting-edge taste in music, spinning African roots and soul/funk for the party.
 
• We’ll end the night with charity art auction to raise money for  art supplies for Moo Baan Dek. Fifteen artists including Chalit Nakpawan, Thaweesak Lolay, Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch, Yuree Kensuwan, Vasan Settiket, Pongsuang Kunprasob, Jakapan Vilasineekul, Amrit Chusuwan and Sutee Kuvanichayanont, Nigle Price, Alice Kemp, Kathy Macleod among others have donated works to be sold to the highest bidder. This may be your only chance to own a art work by these prominent artists, as all bids will start from 1,000 Baht. DETAIL HERE
 

This festival is made possible by Tiger Beer, Stolichanaya Vodka, Best Cellar Co., Ltd., J&PJ Trading (1980) Co.,Ltd., Electrolux and Bangkok Liquor Co.,Ltd. 

  

 

 

What The Festival Art Auction

March 25th, 2011

SAT 30 APR, 9.30PM @OPPOSITE

 

To celebrate our first year, WTF Café and Gallery is giving back to the community with a celebratory charity art auction as part of WHAT THE FESTIVAL. The event is open for public and will take place on 30 April 2011 at Opposite and include over 15 different artists with the goal of raising funds to purchase art supplies and food for village children in Kanchanaburi (see information below).



Our artistic policy is to bring great art to the people of Bangkok; to make it accessible, uplifting and transformative. Seeing art should be as easy as a night out on the town. We are hoping that this charity art auction is also a great way for artists to be promoted to collectors, institutions and the general public whilst giving back to society. 


Each artist will be represented on the WTF website, e-newsletters and the auction catalogue.


The event will begin with a one-hour preview with drinks and food where the guests can view the art works. We will create an inviting display. The preview hour will be a time for browsing and socializing, and our skilled auctioneer will be available to discuss the displayed works, and answer any questions that you or your guests may have.

 

Immediately following the preview, we begin the live auction, which should run for an hour. Our own professional, entertaining and experienced will provide a fun-filled and informative auction in a relaxed atmosphere. This may be your chance to own an artwork by one of Thailand’s prominent artists, as all bids will start from 1,000 Baht. 


Auctioneer

1.    Steven Pettifor

2.    Wesley Hsu

3.    Amornsri Pattanasitdanggul

  

 

 

 

Alice Kemp

Siamese Fighting Fish, 2011

Oil on canvas

23 x 28cm

 

 

 

 

 

Chalit Nakpawan

Untitled, 2011

Etching 

40 x 50 cm

 

 

 

Gap T-bone

Natty, 2011

Wood craving

20 x 20 x 80 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jakapan Vilasineekul 

Midlife Crisis, 2002

Serigraphy  

20 x 27.5cm

 

 

 

 

Kathy Macleod

Jelly Frame, 2006

Oil on paper

56 x 75 cm

 

 

 

 

Kwanchai Lichaikul

Megalomaniac Army of Giants, 2011

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 80 cm

 

 

 

 

Nigel Price

Head, 2010

50 x 68 cm

Charcoal/pastel on paper

 

 

 

 

Piyatat Hemmatat

No.12 (from Civilisation series), 2009

Digital print

50.8 x 50.8 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Pongsuang Kunprasob

Untitled, 2011

83 x 68 cm

Silkscreen

 

 

 

 

 

Sutee Kunavichayanont

Chalit, 1988

silkscreen

83 x 68 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Thaweesak Srithongdee

SMM, 2009

Media acrylic on canvas

90 x 70 cm

 

 

 

Vasan Setthiket

The Face of Freedom, 2011

Acrylic on canvas, 2011

100 x 120 cm

 

 

 

 

Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch 

Dog, 2007

Ceramic

15 x 35 x 33 cm

 

 

 

 

Yuree Kensaku

My flowers, 2011
pen on paper
26 x 30.5 cm

 

This Was A Magazine

March 22nd, 2011
Wednesday 30 March, 7pm | Opening Reception
 
CHRISTOPHER WISE: THIS WAS A MAGAZINE
30 March – 7 May 2011
 
WTF Gallery is pleased to announce an installation of photographs by Christopher Wise. His work recalls his experience working as a photographer for travel magazines around the world and pays homage to an era when film was the common format for capturing images. The history of his assignments and published stories comes to life through optical prints (made from negative enlargements rather than digital prints or digital image capture) as well as contact sheets and pages from the magazines where the images were published.
 
 
 
All of the prints in the show were made to be published in physical magazines, where four colors of ink—cyan, magenta, yellow and black—are layered on paper to create images. The images were created by light affecting photosensitive emulsion on film, an analog process that continued with the resulting negative being used to filter light onto photosensitive paper, transformed briefly into digital form for the pre-press process, before returning to analog pages again and bound together to make a magazine. The prints were made from 1999-2009, when most magazines still preferred to work with film. Since then transition to digital has become complete—and some titles now exist only in digital form, to be experienced as glowing images from computer screens or tablets.
 
The photographs in THIS WAS A MAGAZINE document the places and stories that Christopher Wise passed through, and also a photographer’s evolution and education, from beginner to professional, and from visitor to resident of Thailand.  Like saved tickets to a show, the stub of a boarding pass, or a restaurant bill, the prints are now relics from the photographer’s small adventures in the world.
 
The prints will be available to buy and take away after the opening night. Once they are taken off the wall, the buyer will write instead: THIS WAS A PHOTOGRAPH OF…. Therefore, as the show progresses the gallery will empty—and others take away the images, to imbue them with their own memories and meaning.
 
His work has been published in Travel+Leisure, Budget Travel Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler US & UK, Gourmet, Departures, Men’s Vogue, GQ, Details, Monocle, Men’s Journal, ITT 2006 Annual report. His photographs have been recognized by the American Photography (AP) competition — images were chosen for AP 17, AP 21 and AP 23. His personal photo essay, Pattayaland, was shown at the Angkor Photography Festival 2007 and exhibited at Kathmandu Gallery, Bangkok in 2009.
 
Christopher Wise grew up in the woods of  Vermont. He has worked as a photographer based in Bangkok since 2001. Before pursuing photography he was a graphic designer in New York running his own agency
 
Visitor Information
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 3-10pm
Free Admission
 
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
www.wtfbangkok.com
BTS: Thonglor
For further information please contact:
 
Somrak Sila – Managing Director
Tel: (66) 2 662 6246, (66) 89 926 5474
Email: somrak@wtfbangkok.com

 

What The Festival FRI 29 APRIL

March 19th, 2011

 

Gogochas LIVE! March 11th

March 8th, 2011

Friday, 11 March, 8:00 pm


The Gogochas are back, again! 

Come enjoy Okinawan traditional music and a mix of acoustic and folk by quartet of Jun-Sanshin/Melodica, Hiroshi-Percussion, Mick-Guitar and Alice-Flute. 

More repertoire, more songs, more fun!

 

 

What The Festival: Short Films FREE!

February 26th, 2011

Saturday 30 April, 6pm – FREE

Lost & Found: A Collection of Short Films



As part of a celebration of WTF Cafe & Gallery’s first anniversary, we have selected 4 of the Academy Award winning short films from the last few years to be screened in an intimate setting on the second floor of WTF. The films were selected under the theme ‘Lost & Found’ as they all portray stories of our tendency to get lost from time to time and our desire to find somewhere we belong, each in its own unique way.

 
The New Tenants, a story of two men on their first day of moving into a new apartment. Four people knock on their door, each looking to find something; whether a husband looking for a man who slept with his wife or a drug dealer looking for his possession. None of them found what they were looking for and this turned into a story that’s both funny and terrifying. It won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 2010. 
 
Directed by Joachim Back. Running time: 20 mins.
 
The Lost Thing, a story of a boy who discovers a bizarre looking creature that seems to be completely lost in a world where people barely notice its presence and are unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their daily lives. The boy seems to be the only one who emphasizes with the creature and sets out to find a place where it belongs. It won an Academy Award for best animation short film in 2011
 
Directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan. Running time: 15 mins.
 
Toyland (Spielzeugland), a story that takes place in 1942 Germany during the Holocaust. A German mother frantically searches for her son who might have decided to accompany his Jewish friend to a Nazi concentration camp because of a little white lie she once told him that these Jewish families are simply moving to Toyland. It won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 2009. 
 
Directed by Jochen Alexander Freydank. Running time: 13 mins.
 
God of Love, a classic story of the ultimate human search: the search for true love. It is a comedy that follows the adventures of a lovestruck, louge-singing darts champion who finds his prayers are answered – literally – when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts. It won an Academy Award for best live action short film in 2011. 
 
Directed by Luke Matheny. Running time: 18 mins.