6 art exhibitions in Bangkok not to miss this month
Until September 23
Leave Far Away
Soi Mahadlek-Luang 3, Rajdamri Rd
090 910 6863 | Tue-Sun, 11am-7pm
novacontemporary.com | BTS Ratchadamri
Nova temporary is proud to present ‘Leave Far Away’ by renowned Chinese artist Zhao Yang, an exhibition supported by ShanghArt Gallery.
In the graphic world of Yang, it is common to find virtual figures and absurd images in the same painting, while each of them respectively represents different ideas, both strengthening the visual by highlighting contradictions. Implicit and dramatic elements always get united in the flat space-time created by Yang.
His paintings wander among reality, merging Eastern and Western fairy tales and transforming themselves as carriers of metaphors and symbols until they finally present a hybrid of images to the audiences. Figures in Yang’s paintings are always strange, even hilarious. They stand like monuments on the canvas, transmitting nihilism and romanticism. The diversity of pictures is controlled within a region of conflict and anxiety by the artist.
Yang paints daily trifles, endowing them with different understandings and interpretations. His role is more as a director than a painter, expressing memories and narratives in his visual language. Figures from the paintings are like actors, posing for the director to fulfil his requirement. All these experiences, emotions, histories, stories and feelings are expressed smoothly with his plain painting language.
Zhao Yang was born in Jilin province in 1970 and graduated from the China Academy of Art in 1995. Currently, he lives and works in Beijing. A list of Yang’s Recent exhibitions include: Zhao Yang: In Between, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA, Taipei (2016); ‘Zao’ by ZHAO Yang, ShanghART, Shanghai (2016); China 8, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg(2015); Une histoire: art, architecture, design des années 1980 à nos jours, Collections contemporaries, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France(2015); Semi-automatic Mode 2, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2014); A Mirage Similar Truth Trugbild, ZHAO Yang Solo Exhibition, Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar, German (2013).
August 23-September 23
ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art
99/45 Belle Ville, Boromratchonnanee Rd
02 422 2092 | Tue-Sat, 10.30am-7pm,
Sun, 10.30am-5.30pm | ardelgallery.com
HER, is a unique printmaking exhibition by Chalita Tantiwitkosol, presenting femininity—a gender considered highly complex—through a series of stunning lithography works. The young artist from Silpakorn University in Bangkok expresses her ideas of beauty-loving women, each of who beautify themselves to meet their desires, through figures posing in various manners. These women, while boasting their physical attractiveness, possess many hidden meanings and feelings. Some are portrayed blissfully thinking, others appear in an almost fairytale sleep state.
Until August 25
Glories of Greyscale
Tadu Contemporary Art
2F, Thaiyarnyon Building, Sukhumvit 87
02 311 8848 | Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm | BTS Onnut
“Glories of Greyscale” by the five artistis, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Amnaj Wachirasut, Uten Mahamid, Wansavang Yensabaidee and Trinnapat Chaisitthisak is curated by Angkrit Achariyasophon and showcases the works of Kamin Lertchaiprasert along with younger rising talent all in white, grey and black. Kamin’s works have been first displayed at Tadu in 1997 as a solo exhibition contrasting “Normal and Nature”. Now, his works are world-renowned and collected by the the likes of the Guggenheim. In this show, he explores “The Timeless Present Moment” between birth and the afterlife.
September 6-October 13
ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery
The Third Place, Thonglor Soi 10, Soi 55
Sukhumvit Rd | 02 714 7929 | Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm
thirdplacebangkok.com/gallery | BTS Thong Lo
“Perseverance” is the latest exhibition by Teerawat Kanama showing a new series of acrylic paintings that tell the story of perseverance and unbending determination for success. The exhibition was inspired by the royal literature written by the late King Rama IX entitled The Story of Mahajanaka for which the artist once helped create illustrations. Not only that, it was also motivated by the normal local lifestyle that incorporates the concept of perseverance to their everyday life so that people can live a full and happy life by following their pure endeavor.
Until September 8
48-58 Soi 30 Charoen Krung Rd I 02 266 4344
Mon-Sat 10-6pm | ptendercool.com
This exhibition by Ti Foster is about that formative period, wide ranging in its influences, dissembling the search that lead this artist to find himself, and for this reason alone, is both fascinating and instructive. These are the milestones that built the bridge across a chasm of curiosity to that most precious of places—the discovery of the ‘ I ‘. The work is both unique and personal, a series of images vital to the artisit’s life and in helping them understand who and what they are; stepping-stones to his unique artistic essence. A poingent and powerful series of works, created by examining the personal and the private in order to reveal the true identity of the aritist.
Until September 9
Multiple Planes and Perspective
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd | 02 214 6630-8 | Tue-Sun, 10am-9pm
bacc.or.th | BTS National Stadium
These two exhibitions reflect today’s contemporary photography and its appearance in both idea and process. Multiple Planes by Atit Sornsongkram, Pathompon Tesprateep, Sathit Sattarasart, Thakol Khaosa-ad, Virada Banjurtrungkajorn, Viriya Chotpanyavisut shows the various possibilities of the artists approaching and working with photography, introducing alternate perceptions towards the idea of “image” materialised in another platform. Perspective by Akkara Naktamna, Charinthorn Rachurutchata, Montre Kumsiri, Shinya Matsunaga, Chanipa Temprom presents artists thoughts, ideas, and photography techniques, processing today’s society.