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Art Things to do in Bangkok from January 18 to January 24
Hi Art Lovers, check out the latest art previews and exhibitions going on this week, plus a bunch of ongoing events.
Bangkok Docks – BukRuk Music Festival
Opening: January 23 at 14:00 until January 24, 12:00
Where: Bangkok Docks, Charoen Krung Rd. 57, Bangkok
The ten-day Bukruk Urban Arts Festival kicks off with its long-awaited party on 23 January. The festival will bring together an eclectic array of musicians and artists from across Europe and Asia on January 23 to the Bangkok Docks, next to the Chao Phraya River. Three stages will be hosting local, international musicians and DJs. There’ll also be lots of food, beer, light installations and the opportunity to watch a mural come to life from a featured Bukruk artist. Tickets are 800 Baht online and 900 Baht at the door. Featured acts include Yellow Fang, DJ Oro, Marine Caillat and El Guincho.
The Never Ending Summer – Bridging Here And There
Opening: January 23 at 18:00, 19:00 and 21:00
Where: The Never Ending Summer (Jam Factory), 41/5 Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong San, Bangkok
A collaboration between The Jam Factory, The Never Ending Summer and Her London, the hot restaurant and hipster hangout will host a progressive dinner talk evening connecting guests from Bangkok and London on January 23 from 18:00 onward. There will also be a 4-course dinner and after party with tunes by DJ Matthew Halsall.
Jam – Cultural Studies Film – I Am Your Poet
Opening: 24 January, 20:00 – 23:00
Where: Jam, 41 Soi Rong Nam Kang (Charoen Rat Soi 1), Sathorn Road, BTS Surasak
Jam is set to host a new monthly cultural studies session and casual discussion from 24 January onwards. The upcoming screening at 20:00, hosted by university lecturer and author Viriya Sawangchot, will be of award winning documentary ‘I Am Your Poet’ by Nitin Kumar Pamnani.
Chamchuri Gallery – Roboticlism from Unconscious Mind
Opening: January 15
Where: Chamchuri Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University, Jamjuree 8, Phayathai Road, Phatumwan
Nospash Chaturongkagul displays his exhibit titled, ‘Roboticlism from Unconscious Mind’ at Chulalongkorn’s Chamchuri Gallery from 19:00 onwards on January 15th. The show is part of an art exhibition and charity project held simultaneously at the university. The title of the exhibition is said to express robotic mechanisms and metal armor through the language of visual writing.
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.
Sathorn 11 Art Space – Thai by Ong-arj Loeamornpagsin
From January 9 through February 9
Where: Sathorn Soi 11, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10120
Sathorn 11 Art Space will be hosting the opening night for Ong-arj Loeamornpagsin’s solo exhibit titled ‘Art that Reflects Thai Society’ on January 9, from 19:00 onwards. Featuring 14 paintings and sculptures by the “Thai-hardcore” artist, the exhibit is dedicated to the expression and understanding of Thai cultural beliefs, politics and society. An internationally and locally well-known artist, Ong-arj is known for his expressionistic and sometimes cryptic artwork, which is often full of social satire and symbolism.
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.
Adler Subhashok – Beyond A Shadow by Attasit Pokpong
January 16 at 18:00 until February 21st
Where: Adler Subhashok Gallery, 1603 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtan Nuea
Attasit Pokpong, one of Thailand’s top contemporary artist, known for his use of watercolor and oil, will be showcasing a solo exhibition at the lovely Adler art space. Beyond A Shadow explores the artist’s fascination with the Sino-Asian female face and techniques of contrasting textures. This collection was created during the artist’s 3 month residency in Paris.
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.
Last Chance to See:
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
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