Art Things to do in Bangkok from January 25 to January 31
Hi Art Lovers, check out the latest art previews and exhibitions going on this week, plus a bunch of ongoing events.
Chamchuri Art Gallery – 4 Flows Watercolor Exhibit
Opening: 26 January through 16 February
Where: Chamchuri Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University, Jamjuree 8, Phayathai Road
Chamchuri Art Gallery host’s an exhibition of watercolor paintings by some 60 established artists from 16:30 on 26 January through 16 February. The showcase will feature acclaimed works alongside never-before-seen paintings by Namchai Saensupha, Bhira Phokthavi, Direk Kingnok and Suphawat Hiranthanawiwat. Guest artists include Sukit Sukrakan, Boonkwang Noncharoen, Thongsuk Sawatnatee and Suwit Jaipom.
Bridge Art Space – ROA/KULT (Bukruk)
Opening: 26 January, from 19:00
Where: Bridge Art Space, Charoen Krung, Yannawa, Sathorn
Bridge Art Space and Bukruk present new works from well-known street artists ROA (Belgium) and KULT(Thailand) from 19:00 onward on 26 January. There will also be music by Remy Gold and DJ Lows, with food by local Sathorn restaurant, Marcel.
Serindia Gallery – Saddo (Bukruk)
Opening: 27 January, from 19:00
Where: Serindia Gallery, OP Garden, Soi Charoen Krung 36, Bang Rak
Romanian illustrator and street artist, Saddo holds an exhibit at Serindia Gallery in asssociation with the 2016 Bukruk festival. Event kicks off at17:00 on 27th January.
P.Tendercool – Daan Botlek (Bukruk)
Opening: 28 January, from 20:00
Where: P.Tendercool, 48-58 Thanon Charoen Krung Soi 30,Khwaeng Bang Rak Khet Bang Rak Bangkok 10500
Famous street artist Daan Botlek to showcase new works at furniture maker, P. Tendercool’s warehouse on Charoen Krung Soi 30, as part of the ongoing Bukruk festival. The event kicks off at 18:00 this 28th January.
KMIT – Artborigin Artstreet
Opening: 28-29 January, from 18:00 onward
Where: King Mongkut’s University of Technology, 1 Thanon Chalong Krung, Lam Prathaw, Lat Krabang
Collective indie art organizer, Artborigin Artstreet hosts a two-day festival of musical and artistic happenings from 28 – 29 January. Taking place at the KMIT Lat Krabang campus, the event includes live music and handmade art. Featured artists include Desktop Error, Srirajah Rockers, Zweedz n’roll and Freehand, along with many others.
H Gallery – The Body You Want by Krit Ngamsom
Opening: 28 January at 18:00, through 29 May
Where: H Gallery, 201 Sathorn Soi 12 Sathorn Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
H Gallery is set to showcase an exhibition of Krit Ngamsom’s latest works from 18:00 onwards on January 28. The exhibition, which runs through 29 May, features Ngamsom’s whimsical yet ironically crafted objects. His exhibit, “The Body You Want” will see H Gallery’s spaces filled with works of various size inspired by toy robots.
H Gallery – Future’s Ruins by Phillip Jablon
Opening: 28 January through 29 May
Where: H Gallery, 201 Sathorn Soi 12 Sathorn Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
Also debuting from 28 January through 29 May, H Gallery will host an installation by US photographer and researcher, Phillip Jablon. The exhibit, titled, “Future’s Ruins’” explores the US/Chiang Mai based photographer’s documentation of the region’s rapidly declining stand-alone movie theaters. The installation is part of Jablon’s Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project, an ongoing photographic research mission.
Chulalongkorn University – Gift Psychedelic
Opening: 28 January at 16:00 through 29 January
Where: Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Pathum Wan, Chang Wat Bangkok
Students, artists and indie-lovers are set to gather at Chulalongkorn’s Faculty of Fine an Applied Arts for a two-day fair of gifts, crafts, food and music from 28 January. Featured musicians include Polycat, Electric.Neon.Lamp, Wall Cloud, Fwends, Jelly Rocket, Follows and many more.
Cho Why – Antithesis by Sabek and J.M. Yes
Opening: 29 January at 18:30
Where: Cho Why, Soi Nana 17, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Chinatown, Bangkok
Chinatown art space Cho Why showcases urban art and murals by self-taught Spanish artists, Sabek and J.M. Yes from 18:30 on 29 January. The outside of Cho Why will also feature collaborative murals covering its windows and doors.
Crescent Moon Space – Mai Pen Rai Project
Opening: 29 – 30 January, 19:30 onwards
Where: Crescent Moon Space, 65/1 Pridi Banomyong Institute, Soi Thonglor, BTS Thonglor
Thonglor’s Crescent Moon Space hosts ‘Mai Pen Rai Project 2016’, a collaboration and art exchange program between Korean performance artists. The acts showcase movement, puppetry and mime, with 7 artists and 7 performances set to take place. Performances include, “Sweeping Garden”, “Listen” and “A Day”.
Jam Factory – Animation Night (Bukruk)
Opening: 30 January, 19:00 onward
Where: The Jam Factory, 41 / 1-5 Charoen, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Animation fans should head to Bukruk’s first ever animation night on 30 January at the Jam Factory, held in association with co-host, Panam Anim. Some sixteen films and music videos are to be screened throughout the night.
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:
Pullman G Gallery – Popkapi
Until January 28
Where: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Floor 36, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok
“Popkapi” is the solo exhibition by Thai contemporary artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Jakkrit “Pop” Chewapanya.
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