6 art exhibitions in Bangkok not to miss this month
Art Project 89/70/4447+= 9 →10.
Until December 19
The Queen’s Gallery
101 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd.
Viewing hours: Thu-Tue, 10am-7pm
Tel: 02 281 5360 | www.queengallery.org
The exhibition showcases a collection of 109 tribute pieces created by Emeritus Professor Preecha Thaothong, depicting the teachings of Dharma, nature, and religious art, and illustrates 23 ways in which His Majesty’s work is remembered—in effect summarizing His Majesty’s visionary wisdom and immeasurable royal grace. The overall display features four series of timelines, starting from His Majesty’s accession to the throne, and follows through to his travels to the remote corners of his Kingdom, his wisdom in spearheading development projects to better the lives of his people, and his end results (which have led to more than 4,000 sustainable development projects).
The Lights of Faith
19, Silom Soi 21
Viewing hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm
Tel: 02 630 2523 | www.number1gallery.com
This personal and sentimental exhibit by artist Ekasit Rayubsang has been created in loving tribute to the late King Bhumibiol Adulyadej. In the artist’s own words: “The photograph of a man, wearing a majestic military suit, sits in a frame at the highest point where my mother hangs it in the house. She told me that he is our beloved King and told me plenty stories about him, and all the work that he did for his people. That is how I began my drawing career. ‘The Lights of Faith’ are thus representative of my loyalty and faithfulness to use all his teachings as a light that shines through and guides our lives.”
December 1-January 25
H Gallery Bangkok
201, Sathorn Soi 12
Viewing hours: Daily, 10am-6pm, Tue by appointment
Tel: 085 021 5508 | www.hgallerybkk.com
Exploring a central concern with wayfinding, where experience segues into metaphor and vice-versa, visitors move through the darkened interior of the gallery and encounter spotlit icons and images of disappearance and loss. In this exhibition of new works by Jedsada Tangtrakulwong, he has replaced the gallery’s lighting with low hanging bulbs so the means of recognition become precarious objects of interest. In addition, the central part of this show features nearly 100 blackened books—the result of damage caused to the artist’s belongings (due to the flooding of his storage space in Bangkok last year).
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
By sharing ideas and artistic points of view between Theatre Momggol (Korea) and B- Floor Theatre (Bangkok), two directors—Teerawat Mulvilai and Yoon Jon Yeon—have developed another joint performance (their 3rd year running). From a journey of “something that is lost” in the 1st year, came the “mad beliefs” in the 2nd year. This time around the two theatres want to step up the production and challenge themselves as well as their audience, by telling a story of a “journey for lost things”, wherein this week-long project will talk about missing parts in our society and culture.
Tell the Tales
Until December 16
La Lanta Fine Art
245/14, Sukhumvit Soi 31
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sun by appointment
Tel: 02 260 5381 | www.lalanta.com
In this exhibition Punyisa Sinraparatsamee presents her new body of work, consisting of small and medium sized 3-D wood assemblies. The artist is fascinated with the mechanics of using hinges as the pivotal elements in constructing her sculptures. Small pieces of wood are cleverly connected with several hinges to create artworks that resemble objects we know from the past—evoking nostalgia (enhanced by the installation of an outdated CD player, vintage PlayStation, old accordion, and other objects of old). Born in 1991 Punyisa graduated in 2013 from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology.
Until December 30
Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok
3F, Golden Place Plaza, 153 Rajdamri Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm
Tel: 02 652 2732 | www.tangcontemporary.com
In his paintings depicting enchanting urban night scenes, village buildings with folk touches, and worried or happy figures, artist Zhang Yongxu uses particular lighting and distortions to construct a distinct painting language. As fragments of memory, his scenes are given a freshness, allowing the real and surreal to coexist. The paintings very easily arouse emotion in the viewer, linking the artist’s spiritual world and one’s own individual memories. These autobiographical scenes depict the artist’s domestic life throughout his period in both China and the USA.