To celebrate their one year anniversary, YenakArt Villa is presenting all 10 photographs from the series Save Thai Buffalo by Maitree Siriboon—most of which have never been shown before. His humorous series pays tribute to the noble buffalo, the animal that helped build Thailand into a rice-farming nation, and therefore into the modern nation it is today. But now, regrets Maitree, you hardly see buffaloes working in rice-fields.
On each photo, the painting on the buffalo has been inspired by a famous modern artwork or artist that Maitree liked when visiting the western museums.
In addition to the sacred cow photos, Maitree Siriboon will be exhibiting some of his mosaic artworks.
June 10-July 31
69 Soi Prasart Suk, Yenakart Rd
02 235 9800
The Numthong Gallery at Aree celebrates its 20th anniversary with an art exhibit and display simply entitled ‘Collections’. It’s a showcase of highlights from Numthong Sae Tang’s various collections, however this longtime gallery owner and art dealer has craftily piqued the interest of art lovers by explaining that the work on display is not to be spoken of, but must be “seen”. So all we can tell you is that gallery hours are from Monday to Saturday—11am till 6pm—and a visit to this gallery is also the perfect excuse to explore the Ari district (in and around the Ari BTS Station).
June 11-July 30
Numthong Gallery at Aree
72/3 Aree Soi 5, Soi 7 Phahonyothin Rd
02 617 2794, 081 918 5067
This latest exhibition, entitled Under the Lanna Culture, showcases the work of Sompop Sangprom, and presents oil paintings on linen that tell the story of the serene lifestyle and culture of the people in the north of Thailand. The artist portrays these ideas through images of women, children, local musical instruments, flowers, greenery, and general scenes of the area and architectures of Buddhism—all of which help refine the peaceful artistic identity of the region. This visually striking exhibition should be of interest to all those keen on learning more about Lanna culture.
June 9 – July 10
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art
99/45 Belle Ville, Boromratchonnanee Rd (Km 10.5)
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10:30am-7pm (Sundays till 5:30pm)
Tel: 02 422 2092
The rather long title of this exhibition—Two men look out through the same bars: one sees the mud, and one the stars—is an example of how in our society every person, in every occupation and every duty, should have the right to choose to see as they wish, no matter from what perspective. This group show features six up-and-coming Thai artists, and is a project that supports a new generation whose works reflect unconventional artistic concepts and expression. The artists are Dusadee Huntrakul, Latthapon Korkiatarkul, Miti Ruangkritya, Nuttapon Sawasdee, Phornphop Sittirak, Viriya Chotpanyavisut and the show has been curated by Kritsada Duchsadeevanich.
Until June 18
The Art Centre, Silpakorn University
31 Na Phra Lan Rd
02 221 3841
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm
The photography exhibit Nu Tong Gin Khao (translated as “rice field mouse eats rice” in Northern Thailand’s Lanna dialect) is a photo essay by photographer and dance theatre artist Michael Sakamoto, in collaboration with northern Thai dancer Waewdao Sirisook. The show explores the changing face of Lanna culture through a local female character portrayed by Sirisook, as she wanders through the contemporary landscape of Northern Thailand. Juxtaposing a traditional, semi-rural, and absurdist spirit with modernized streets and interior spaces of city and village life, Sakamoto and Sirisook attempt to capture a subjective cultural identity ambiguously navigating the chaos of historical transformation.
238 Sainamthip Soi 2, Soi 22 Sukhumvit Rd
02 663 0809