7 art exhibitions in Bangkok not to miss this month
Under My Skin
Number 1 Gallery
19 Silom Soi 21
Viewing hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm
Tel: 02 630 2523 | www.number1gallery.com
This unique exhibition presents the latest collection of paintings by Krissadank ‘Opal’ Intasorn that were motivated by, and created from, his memories of film and other media, including classic Disney cartoons, various horror movies, and even fantasy sci-fi movies like Star Wars and Jurassic Park—which have always been amongst the artist’s favourites, since he was young. All these assembled influences continue to keep on playing their impressive scenes inside his head. Much like a tattoo, they are a long lasting reminder existing just underneath the skin and always influencing the artist’s ideas.
Period of Time
April 3-May 6
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art
99/45 Belle Ville, Boromratchonnanee Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10:30am-7pm, Sun, 10:30am-5:30pm
Tel: 02 422 2092 | www.ardelgallery.com
Artists Prakarn Jantaravichit and Kingkan Suntornchuen are also art instructors from Silpakorn University, and in this exhibit they present their ideas in two series of artworks that conform to one another. Prakarn’s ‘Holiday’s Eyewitness’ deals with emotions, ideas, feelings, and points of view that cause peace of mind. He creates symbols from different forms found in everyday life. Meanwhile, Kingkan’s ‘Crossing Time’ consists of a set of drawings that express the understanding of change, which is the eternal truth; the realization of every single moment, and the relaxation and search for peace within oneself.
Crossing the Appearances
April 5-May 6
The Jam Factory Gallery
41/1-5 Charoen Nakorn Rd.
Viewing hours: Daily, 11am-8pm
Tel: 02 861 0950 | www.facebook.com/thejamfactorybangkok
As photographer Deborah Metsch explains: “I lived in these African towns, and while in this part of the world took advantage of the light and the colours of this continent—which illuminated my world—to take snapshots. I created this series with a half-frame 35mm camera which allowed me to juxtapose two images separated by a black line. This black line is not a concept created through montage. It’s a naturally occurring part of the film. The photos follow each other in a random fashion; two moments, two instant shots, only one image. All of which leads to numerous stories for us to imagine.”
April 26-June 4
Duke Contemporary Art Space
1F, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloen Chit Rd.
Viewing hours: Daily, 11am-midnight
Tel: 094 647 8888 | www.facebook.com/duke.gaysorn
This upcoming show is curated by Manfredi Style—the Italian Art & Design multidisciplinary initiative based in Florence and Singapore. On display will be: the human-sized sculptures crafted with found objects and resins by Dario Tironi (Italy); the portrait sculptures made of recycled wood by Strook (Belgium); the unique paintings of street artists Helio Bray (Portugal) and Laurent Peybernes (France); abstract photographs of Luuk de Haan (Netherlands); the altered landscapes photographs of Paolo Giordano (Italy); and the Super Hero-themed prints, intertwining with political figures, by Alessandro Rabatti (Italy).
This Nor Mundane
Until April 14
Speedy Grandma Gallery
672/50-52 Soi 28 Charoen Krung Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm
Tel: 090 117 2991 | www.facebook.com/speedygrandma
In this group show—a Collective Fiction exhibition—different artists explore the a different physical space of a fiction, and each physical space will have a door within it. The question thus is, what are the doors between each dimension in different fictions? This collective narrative thus creates a dialogue of parallel spaces. Participants include Aaron Grech, Asst. Prf. Suchanee Glinslisdhi, Marcel Breuer, Tammarat Kittiwatanokun, Jeff Gompertz, Jame Jame, Jeno Kim, MM Kosum, Nut Sawasdee, Pearamon Tulavardhana, Poom Nuthong, Tae Parvit, Unchalee Anantawat, and more.
Echoes of Order
Until April 28
OP Garden, Unit 1109, 4-6 Soi 36 Charoen Krung Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 1pm-7:30pm, Sun, 1:30pm-6pm
Tel: 02 234 6422 | www.attagallery.com
The repeated arrangement of similar fragments, lines, or colours, creates a pattern. If the formation is too orderly the viewer will lose interest quickly, because the pattern is effortlessly decoded. If the structure has too few repetitions, or the elements are too varied throughout, the pattern will fall apart in chaos and confusion. In this exhibition, artists Carina Shoshtary (Germany) and Attai Chen (Israel) present their latest works, which are composed of tiny carved particles from paper and graffiti. In an intuitive process, their pieces grow bit by bit—developing complex patterns with their own rhythm and logic.
I Am You
Until May 27
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
939 Rama I Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-9pm
Tel: 02 214 6630-8 | www.bacc.or.th
Vasan Sitthiket is a prominent Thai artist whose art has been internationally recognized. He is one of the first Thai contemporary artists whose interdisciplinary works reflect and criticize social and political movements. Vasan’s activist life has also made for him a firm place in the country’s art history. This exhibition presents works made since 1975 until the present. It’s a retrospective exhibition covering the artist’s extensive portfolios—from paintings, sculptures, music, poetry, performance, and even Facebook statuses. As part of the exhibition there will be a curator tour, an artist talk, a critic talk and workshops for kids.