Animal Club – July 9 to 30
This neon light visual art exhibition by renowned Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont takes the theme of an animal lovers club, where 12 different animals, all closely associated with Thai and Asian peoples, are reimagined. His latest exhibition at Number 1 Gallery combines the traditional acrylic painting with neon light, along with old wooden round plates employed as the canvas. The exhibition mixes traditional painting techniques with new media within the undertone of a club based on the 12 Chinese signs of the zodiac. This is an exploration of juxtaposition offering the audience a novel experience of visual art.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Passions & Inspirations – Until August 28
The current exhibition at the Alliance Francaise (Art Centre) showcases historical photographs recounting the great adventures of the aviation pioneers of Latécoère, the first French airmail company. Held in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation and the Latécoère Foundation, the photos on display feature legendary pilots such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author of The Little Prince), Mermoz, and Guillaumet.
Atmosfear – Until November 27
This site-specific painting installation by Yuree Kensaku at 100 Tonson Gallery presents the artist’s own alternate universe through her biggest mural painting to date. The title of the exhibition is inspired by a special place, oozing with malicious energy, where the protagonist battles his villain called Makuu Space (as has appeared in a Japanese superhero TV series called Space Sheriff Gavan).
Capturing the Intangible – July 7 to August 13
This exhibition at the Chulalongkorn Art Centre, Centre of Academic Resources is comprised of ten sculptures by artist Sanitas Pradittasnee. The artworks depict her attempts to transform what is intangible into an experience—which in turn has led to the questioning of the core of belief and the truth of life. The artist has constructed a space that explores life’s meaning and offers a journey from an outer layer to a core.
Fear – July 23 to September 10
This ambitious showcase by Manit Sriwanichpoom consists of ten new series and two video works, being shown concurrently in three galleries in Bangkok – H Gallery, Kathmandu Photo Gallery and Tang Contemporary, Bangkok – as well as the Yavuz Gallery in Singapore.
The works were produced between Thailand’s last election in 2011 and the recent solar eclipse of March 9, 2016, with the 2014 staged coup d’etat by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) as an obvious centerpoint. The artworks quietly suggest that in the current climate, all manner of signs and gestures become profoundly politicized across the continuums of a fractured society.
Generation Thai – July 9 to August 5
Seven selected artists exhibit their individual interpretation of their collective Thai heritage at Sathorn 11 Art Space. These artists share a passion rooted in the legacy of traditional Thai art forms. The artists on display include Santos (15) and Phupa (10), two prodigies of the legendary Thai artist Maestro Chalearmchai Kositpipat. It is also worth noting that the gallery will donate some sale revenue toward funding for further art education.
Good Deeds – Great Art – Until July 17
This exhibition—combining art and philanthropy—has been organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in conjunction with Sombat Permpoon Gallery, and will be showcasing over 200 artworks donated by a group of charitable artists known as the Independent Artists 96. Prices for the artworks on offer begin at just B1,200, and all proceeds from the sales will go to the Thai Red Cross Society.
Jewelry at my Feet/ The Show is Yours – Until August 7
This is the first solo exhibition by Panjapol Kulpapangkorn, an award winning Thai artist who has exhibited internationally. Held at ATTA Gallery, Panjapol’s work pushes the boundaries of jewellery, by re-thinking, re-defining, and re-interpreting the definition of jewellery design.
Kind of Blue – July 9 to 25
Bridge Art Space presents a solo exhibition by Torwong Wutthiwong. The artist’s memories are recorded in ethereal abstract paintings where faint recollections of memory are portrayed, but remain almost illegible. The colour of the paint and the weight of brushstrokes tells a story, and hints at the deep emotion of lost moments.
Som – Until July 31
This photo exhibition by Nipon Intarit at RMA Institute orients itself in a decidedly Thai-political landscape. The show’s title means “orange” in Thai, and that is also the resulting combination when one mixes the colours yellow and red (two colours which have a huge political significance here). The artist explores his ideas by way of a collage of discontinuous truths. Religion and an ultimate truth mould and suppress peoples’ identity through the violence that is hidden under the command.
Thailand Eye – Until August 7
For this group exhibition at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) curators Nigel Hurst, Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda and Serenella Ciclitira have chosen works from 23 Thai artists.
This showcase of key Thai contemporary artists presents their thought-provoking works which are, in turn, inspired by Thai art and culture.
The Best Art Thesis Exhibition 2016 – Until July 23
The exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery gathers the thesis works created by bachelor’s and master’s degree art students in their senior year, from 35 art institutions nationwide. There are 129 works of art in total, including sculptures, paintings, mixed media, and installation art.
The Kid Within – July 9 to September 16
The Gallery at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G invites one and all to discover the very first solo exhibition of Thai artist Pratchaya Mahapauraya. Also known as Poysian, she is the creative force behind the famous Facebook page ‘Sundae Kids’, which features her heart-warming comic strip, much of which draws inspiration from her own life experiences together with her talented illustrator skills. Sundae Kids now has more than 40,000 followers on Facebook.
Women on the Verge – Until July 15
For his 6th Bangkok solo exhibition at H Gallery, Jaruwat Boonwaedlom presents seven beautifully photo-realistic oil on canvas paintings. The works are an amalgamation of urban scenery and portraits of contemporary Thai women. But these exceptional paintings are also a subtle critique of modern Thai life, exploring issues of peer pressure and changing values among Thailand’s new generation.