Don’t miss the latest art openings in Bangkok!
Put on by a group of Thai artists and indigenous peoples from the mountains in Northern Thailand, the exhibition is about the art of living in harmony with nature. This way of living will be demonstrated and presented in a variety of different forms, from printed canvases and woven wall hangings, to indigenous music and coffee inspired art. Rather than focus on a single artistic element, the group of artists behind the exhibition have focused on a holistic approach to communicate the various cultures of the Northern Thai people. The aim is to engage all of the viewers’ senses—not just sight, but also touch, smell and sound. You’ll never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.
Rotunda Gallery & Garden Gallery at the NEILSON HAYS LIBRARY
195 Surawong Rd (BTS Sala Daeng)
Tel: 02 233 1731
The National Gallery presents a new show entitled Honoring Exhibition Project for Senior Leading Artist of the Year 2016—and the artist being honoured this year is Vichoke Mukdamanee. This project honours a senior leading artist who has tirelessly created prominent artwork, and has been held once a year at the National Gallery since 1998. This upcoming exhibition will showcase not only the artworks of Professor Mukdamanee, but also the concepts behind them. The show will no doubt be of extreme interest to Thai art academics, students, and all art lovers in general.
June 2 – 30
4 Chao Fah Rd (Exhibition Room 5-8)
Tel: 02 281 2224
- Shifting Horizons: music, myth, and memory
Not many video artists can claim they’ve worked on the Winter Olympics and for MTV and Comedy Central in the same breath. Even fewer have then released feature films, worked in Silicon Valley, and had their work appeared at the world’s leading artistic institutions, including the Whitney and MoMA in New York City. But American John Sanborn has done all that and more. Now, the celebrated artist is sharing what he calls “the biggest, richest, and most intense exhibition I’ve ever done” at the BACC, a dynamic exhibition curated by his friend, Stephen Sarrazin.
Exploring identity, cultural truth, memory, and the lies we live with every day, “Shifting Horizons: music, myth, and memory” looks to the foundations that have defined Sanborn’s distinctive use of media formalism. The exhibition leans strongly ion the use of music, as well as the artist’s role in performance art. This includes his collaborations with eminent 20th-century dancers and performers, and it ultimately establishes the bond between Sanborn and his mentor, Nam June Paik. The show will feature two new works, four recent pieces, and the remake of a work from 1982.
Until July 10
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
7F, 939 Rama I Rd.
Tel: 02 214 6630-8
- Round Angle
This series of abstract paintings by Niki Kokkinos features the artist’s impeccable use of mixed media techniques, such as paper folding, drawing, and painting with a palette of simple colours. The works portray the concept of the human condition, its creations and myths and most complex sensations. Kokkinos uses space and semi-geometry and semi-natural structures to symbolize change and paradox.
Until July 9
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery
The Third Place, Thonglor Soi 10, Soi 55 Sukhumvit Rd
Tel: 02 714 7929