Art Things to do in Bangkok from January 4 to January 10
Happy New Year!!! Ring in the new year with the best art things that Bangkok has to offer. Check out the following art previews and exhibitions going on this week.
JAM – CINÉ CLUB – “Lolita”, Seduction Month
Screening: January 6 at 20.00
Where: Charoen Rat 1, Yan Nawa , Bangkok
The word seduction comes from Latin seducere “lead away, lead astray…” We will watch its splendor, promises and decheance.
JAM – SUSPENDED SENTENCE
Opening: January 9 at 19.00 until January 10, 2016
Where: Charoen Rat 1, Yan Nawa , Bangkok
time, images, memory
When all had been suspended, stuck in a rut, a limbo where nothing moves. An acceleration towards nowhere, a futile attempt to remember a phantasmagoria from last night deep sleep. You take the leap but but suddenly found yourself falling and falling into an abyss with no ground. Yes, This is the new low, but we’ll keep sinking. You’re free falling. You are in transit, forever.
La Lanta Fine Art – Ultradistancia
Until January 7
Where: Sukhumvit 31road, Bangkok
“ULTRADISTANCIA” exhibits kaleidoscopic compositions by the artist, photographer and producer Federico Winer, created from 15 views of the earth.
TARS Gallery – Untitled 1
Until January 8
Where: Sukhumvit soi 67, BTS Phra Khanong exit 1, Bangkok
Opening this Saturday right next to Rebel Art Space, TARS (The Artist Run Space) is the new gallery coming on the Bangkok art scene. ‘Untitled 1’ will feature mixed media artworks by Alexandre Lavet, David Delgado, Elissa Rae Ecker, Natanel Gluska, New-Territories, Peerawayt Krasaesom & Thomas Merret.
S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre – Beautiful Myth
Until January 10
Where: Soi Phrom Chit ,Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok
In his solo exhibition, Jamon Nimnark reflects on happiness and female beauty.
Serindia Gallery – The Chivalrous Hero
Until January 10
Where: O.P. Garden Soi Charoenkrung 36, Bangkok
The Singaporean painter Tay Bak Chiang features works inspired by Jin Yong’s martial art novels.
The Jam Factory – Tools
December 15 until January 10
Where: 41/1-5 The Jam Factory, Charoennakorn Rd., Bangkok
Tools displays a video installation by Kawita Vatanajyankur.
Alliance française de Bangkok – Look Khun Noo: BF4L
December 17 until January 10
Where: 179 Thanon Witthayu, Lumpini, Bangkok
Organized in partnership with Thaillywood artist residency, ‘Look Khun Noo: BF4L’ displays Charinthorn Rachurutchata’s latest work about a school teenage growing up.
Speedy Grandma – How many female artists do you know?
December 19 at 7.30pm until January 15
Where: 672/50-52 Soi Charoenkrung 28 Bangrak, Bangkok
Numthong Gallery at Aree – Absurd Aesthetic
Until January 15
Where: 72/3 Soi Ari 5 nua Phahonyothin 7, Phahonyothin Road, Bangkok
Absurd Aesthetic is a solo exhibition by Anon Pairot.
Bangkok University Gallery – Let’s have a TEA PARTY… Forever
Until January 16
Where: Bangkok University Gallery, CITY CAMPUS, 4th Floor, Bangkok
Following on D’ UNBREAKABLE TEAPOTS, the exhibition ‘Let’s have a TEA PARTY… Forever’ will feature works by Surojana Sethabutra.
BACC – The Magic World of Czech Illustrators
15 December until January 17
Where: Curved Wall (4th & 5th Floor) Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
BACC Arts Network Department in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic introduces Jiří Slíva, a Czech cartoonist with an expressive style who mainly illustrates cartoons and books. Children and families can also attend a coloring station at the nearby Magic World Kid’s Corner by Staedtler and watch some popular Czech animated films.
Goja – Art = Buddy
Until January 17
Where: Sukhhumvit 71, Soi 3 Pridi Banomyong 5/2, Bangkok
The project LOVOL started in 2015 and is organised by Hiroya Asari.
YenakArt Villa – Super Nature
December 17 until January 24
Where: 69 Soi Prasat Suk, Bangkok
SUPER NATURE presents 5 artists and designers from Thailand, Korea and France who thought about flowers and femininity through their multi medium works.
Featured artists: Kawita Vatanjyankur, Ek Thongprasert, Sun Young Min, Catherine Wilkenning, Artpilo
Pullman G Gallery – Popkapi
Until January 28
Where: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Floor 36, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok
“Popkapi” is the solo exhibition by the artist Jakkrit Chewapanya.
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art : Matters Printed – Macau Printmakers
December 22 through January 31
Where: 99/45 Belle Ville, Boromratchonnanee Road (km 10.5), Bangkok
From December 22 until January 31, Ardel Gallery of Modern Art will be hosting an exhibition of various print techniques from 25 Macau-based artists.
ATTA Gallery – Stratera
Until January 31
Where: 4,6 Chaorenkrung Soi 36, Bangrak, Bangkok
Stratera is the first Off the Wall exhibition displaying Michael Shaowanasai’s work.
G 1 Contemporary & The Space – The Madness of Crowds
Ongoing through January 31
Where: FG, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Ploenchit Road, BTS Chidlom
The mall-located art space, G 1 Contemporary & The Space, is curated by H Gallery. Its current exhibit titled, ‘The Madness of Crowds’ ongoing until January 31.
Mangkud Café & Art Gallery – H.M. Blues The hungry men’s blues
Ongoing Tuesdays-Sundays from 11am-10pm until January 31
Where: 94/87 Ratchapruek Road
This art gallery and gathering place holds daily sets of live blues in celebration of HM The King’s 88th Birthday.
S Gallery – Genii Loci
December 17 until February 5
Where: Sofitel Sukhumvit 189 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok
In this solo show, the Thai artist Rush Pleansuk tells a story of spiritual growth : “I tend to live in the past because my life is there”.
The Art Center Chula – Michael Shaowanasai’s Revisits
December 22 until February 6
Where: 7th Floor, Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Road, Bangkok
Multi-disciplinary artist and social activist, Michael Shaowanasai presents his latest collection of objets d’art from December 22 onwards at Chulalongkorn University – the place where he made his first debut. The upcoming exhibition is said to be “site-specific” and likely references the growth and evolution in his artistic journey.
Bangkok Citycity Gallery – Beejoir’s #NRCSSM
From December 16 until February 7
Where: 13/3 Sathorn 1, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
This multimedia art show deals with the notion of narcissism in the social media age. It is the first asian solo show by the Bangkok-based artist & curator Chris Bowden AKA Beejoir.
Lyla Gallery – Silent No More by Paphonsak La-or
December 23 until February 14
Where: 2nd Floor, Tapae Road, Muang, Chaing Mai
Chiang Mai based artist, Paphonsak La-or debuts his solo exhibition from December 23 at cultural landmark and fan-favorite art space, Lyla Gallery. Paphonsak’s paintings feature distinct landscapes from the towns and districts affected by the 2011 tsunami and resulting radioactive leakage in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture.
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre: Abstract – The Truth of Art
Ongoing until February 21
Where: 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
A retrospective of some 100 mixed media works by National artist Ithipol Thangchalok, ongoing through February 21 next year.
The Jim Thompson Art Center – The Making of Golden Teardrop
Until March 22
Where: 6 soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 rd., BTS National Stadium Station Ex.1, Bangkok
The Making of Golden Teardrop brings together more than 5,000 small brass sculptures shaping the Thong Yod dessert by the Thai artist Arin Rungjangas. The exhibition also displays a documentary and photographs from the artist’s research. This installation was previously shown at the 2013’s Venice Biennale.
100 Tonson Gallery – Chatchai Puipia: Sites of Solitude
Until April 3, 2016
Where: 100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Rd., Bangkok
Lowly or never previously presented self-portrait paintings, sculptures, drawings and guest-documentary materials are brought together in ‘Chatchai Puipia: Sites of Solitude/Still-Life, Self-Portraiture and the Living Archive, Part 1’. Puipia holds a significant role in the Thai contemporary art scene with works reflecting as much on the self as on the country social context.
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