6 art exhibitions in Bangkok not to miss this month
Masterpieces of Contemporary Canadian Printmaking
October 19-November 26
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art
99/45 Belle Ville, Boromratchonnanee Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10:30am-7pm, Sun, 10:30am-5:30pm
Tel: 02 422 2092 | www.ardelgallery.com
This exhibition presents over 35 two- and three-dimensional works by 17 internationally recognized Canadian artists who are expanding the boundaries of printmaking to pursue their personal visions—forging surprising work imbued with originality and creative significance. These masterpieces of contemporary Canadian printmaking showcase the works of: Derek Besant, Elmyna Bouchard, Sean Caulfield, Steven Dixon, Karen Dugas, Alexandra Haeseker, Libby Hague, Florin Hategan, Liz Ingram, Walter Jule, Davida Kidd, Guy Langevin, Marlene Maccallum, Marc Siegner, Robin Smith, Otis Tamasauskas, and Tracy Templeton. In an age dominated by the images of advertising and the spectacle of the jumbotron, these artists are extending traditional analogue printmaking techniques—such as wood-block, mezzotint, and screen-printing—in tour de force works that address contemporary issues.
Through the Lens of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Until January 7, 2018
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
939 Rama I Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-9pm
02 214 6630-8 | www.bacc.or.th
The BACC and the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand present this exhibition as part of the ‘In Remembrance of HM King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist’ project conceived in recognition of the late King’s remarkable artistic talent, and of his royal grace as a Thai art patron. Curated by Nitikorn Kraivixian, many of the 200 photographs by the late monarch have never been publicly exhibited before. The show will be divided into three periods of the King’s lifetime, including black-and-white photographs featuring the prince and princesses from the early days of their childhood.
Emotion as Reason
October 12-December 16
Bangkok University Gallery
Bangkok University Gallery Bldg, Kluai Nam Thai campus, Rama IV Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm
Tel: 02 350 3626 | www.fab.bu.ac.th/buggallery
Within the learning process, generally we are taught to control or limit our emotions. However, in our real life, not all situations can be solved with reason—some go beyond reasons. In this show artist Jarasporn Chumsri reconsiders emotions through her paintings. She delivers her expressions through semi-abstract forms, and her processes are not fixed with reasons, but follow the “harmony” of reasons and emotions. The paintings she will exhibit have been painted over the course of one year—reflecting everything in the life of this young painter and her feelings towards the late King, whom she looked to as “Father”.
Japanese Contemporary Art Show 2017
Until October 31
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
Once a year, the partnership project curates an exhibition of contemporary Japanese artists to exhibit in La Lanta Fine Art’s Bangkok space, encouraging the local audience to explore the art practice of international artists. This year, over 40 artworks by 11 participating artists are on display. The artists include: Yoshitomo Nara; Takashi Murakami; Kaisuke Katsuki; Arata Haguchi; En Kato; Naoko Nojima; Osamu Watanabe; Ryoto Akaike; Shinichi Wakasa; Ryozo Satake; and an artist simply named Kiriku. Each artist has his or her own unique style and preferred method of expression, making this a one-of-a-kind group exhibit.
Within Sight: Chinese New Painting in the Post Financial Crisis Era
Until November 11
Tang Contemporary Art
3F, Golden Place Plaza, 153 Rajdamri Rd.
Viewing hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm (closed on public holidays)
Tel: 02 652 2732 | www.tangcontemporary.com
The 2008 financial crisis not only changed the situation of the global economy but, more deeply, it affected global politics and even the valuations of cultures. In China this moment began an artistic evolution within the country’s younger generation. In this group show, the full title of which is ‘Within Sight: Chinese New Paintings in the Post Financial Crisis Era’, most of the artists exhibiting grew up against this societal backdrop. The artists exhibiting are Chen Ke, Chen Yujun, Ma Ke, Luo Quanmu, Li Changlong, Xiang Nan, and Li Qing.
Stand. Move. (A Labyrinth)
Until January 25, 2018
H Project Space
201 Soi 12 Sathorn Rd.
Viewing hours: Daily, 10am-6pm, Tue by appointment
Tel: 085 021 5508 | www.facebook.com/hprojectspace
The language and architecture of barriers belie a gamut of significance: privacy, control, and protection, but also division and difference. The particularly skewed context of H Project Space—a 19th century architectural space amidst a modern metropolis—is heightened by the labyrinth construction of artist Jason Wee, an experience that mixes claustrophobia and surprise. The show asks questions of the impact of conceptualizations and representations of space, and its “proper” use. During the run of the exhibition, Wee will return in early November to reshape the labyrinth.