6 art exhibitions in Bangkok not to miss this month
99/45 M.18 Boromratchonnanee Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm.
Tel: 02 422 2092 | www.ardelgallery.com
This exhibition by Thai artist Thavorn Ko-udomvit showcases painted portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of the Chakri Dynasty. In collaboration with several other talented Thai artists including Prateep Kochabua, Suradej Kaewthamai, Nitikorn Kraivixien, and Watchara Klakhakhai, who all worked together on the same canvases, the artwork is symbolic of the cooperation and unity of Thai people who still feel grateful for His Majesty’s royal grace. Moreover, the technique, which is a mixture of painting and printmaking on canvas, expresses the change of time found from the past to the present.
Ardel’s Third Place Gallery
137/1, Sukhumvit Soi 63
Viewing hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm
Tel: 02 422 2092 | www.ardelgallery.com
Well-known Japanese printmaker Seiko Kawachi expresses his inner thoughts concerning the existence of nature in this 33exhibition. Audiences can feel the artist’s thoughts, which also reflect Buddhism and Oriental philosophy and how they affect human culture—birthing out of the customs which arise from each country’s natural and social environments. The theme of this current exhibition is meant to show works that reflect assorted varieties of Buddhist beliefs, so some of Seiko’s previous work, from ‘Majestic II’ (1991) to ‘Poem of the Universe’ (2017), will be shown in this exhibition as well.
201 Sathorn Soi 12
Viewing hours: Wed-Mon, 10am-6pm
Tel: 085 021 5508 | www.hgallerybkk.com
In this exhibition, Lesley Dumbrell embraces a waywardness from the ‘pure’ forms of mathematical precision and implied objectiveness to allow for cultural references and emotional impact: from the implications of textile design and decorative arts to the aesthetics of spirituality. The artist’s practice explores diversity in the affective impact of colour, through which her compositional structures move and meld. The artworks are primarily based on the pattern of a grid; radical relationships in colour then play with our perception of weight and space, shaping a layered dynamism across the deceptively flat surfaces.
Imprint of Spirit
Kathmandu Photo Gallery
87 Pan Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 11am–6pm
Tel: 02 234 6700 | www.kathmanduphotobkk.com
Showcasing the atmospheric black and white images of Buddha statues and pagodas overgrown with creepers, this exhibition by Rabil Bunnag evokes romantic memories through mysterious mythic lands. With exquisite patience and meticulousness, he captured the optimum play of light and shadow to bring out the subject’s true beauty. “These photographs are most valuable for study, as they were taken before restoration, so any interested party could use them for comparison, to see how they differ from today’s reality”, wrote Buddhadasa Bhikku in the foreword to the book Three Old Cities of Siam, a compilation of this set of photographs.
Over All, All Over
Tang Contemporary Art
153 Ratchadamri Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm
Tel: 02 652 2732 | www.tangcontemporary.com
The latest solo exhibition by renowned Sino-Malaysian artist H.H.Lim, is derived from the artist’s intent to create through the use of a particular media—the panorama. The artist aims to present a wide and articulated view of what is present and the reality that surrounds us. This media is appropriately subjected to the personal outlook of the artist who wonders about uncertainty and questions related to our time. This exhibition functions as a central investigation that tries through the exhibited works to describe the global storm and the emotional crisis that characterizes our century.
Description de l’ Egypte
Duke Contemporary Art Space
1F, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloen Chit Rd.
Viewing hours: 11am-midnight
Tel: 094 647 8888 | www.facebook.com/duke.gaysorn
This photo exhibition showcases the observations and research conducted by a group of scholars who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte during his expedition to Egypt in 1798 to 1801. Originally compiled into a series of books entitled Description de l’ Egypte, it attempted to comprehensively present an in-depth story of Egypt’s historical, cultural, artistic, and religious heritage, as well as the topography of the country. Printed using the most advanced technologies in the printing industry at the time, the pictures demonstrate the power of new advanced printing technologies.