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House of Illumination: Think Like Da Vinci
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out Bangkok

Art exhibitions you can visit in April 2021

All cool art shows across the capital

By Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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If someone said in the past that there's nothing much to see in Bangkok when it comes to art, we probably agreed without hesitation—but that day has so far gone. The current Bangkok has now come a long way for the art scene to rise exponentially with many art galleries opening up everywhere in the city, all the while talented artists also increase in number.

This means Bangkok in each month has a plethora of art exhibitions to visit across the town, and we have rounded up what's good to see here for you.

Art Cart 02: Big Blue Marble
SAC Gallery

Art Cart 02: Big Blue Marble

Things to do Exhibitions Subhashok The Arts Centre (S.A.C.), Phrom Phong

"Big Blue Marble" is the second installment of the Art Cart series by SAC Gallery. This latest one has brought together 11 Thai and international artists to showcase their work under the theme of nature exploring.

Each piece in the Big Blue Marble will allow you to see the artists' interpretations of nature that's filled with charming mystery, while you get to appreciate its value and beauty that are harmed by human actions and pollution.

The exhibition takes place at SAC Gallery (Gallery Building, 1-2 Floor) until April 20.

List of artists:

๐ AKIRA ISHIGURO
๐ IMHATHAI SUWATTANASILP
๐ JEON GI-OK
๐ KANCHALEE NGAMDAMRONK
๐ NATALIA AVDEEVA
๐ NOPPANAN THANNAREE
๐ PRAIYA KETKOOL
๐ SONG XI
๐ SURACHAI MAWORNKANONG (NIAM)
๐ THIDARAT CHANTACHUA
๐ WITTAWAT TONGKEAW

The Delicacy of Nature
Supmanee Chaisansuk

The Delicacy of Nature

Things to do Exhibitions River City Bangkok, Yaowarat

During this high time of technology, when was your last time being in the midst of greenery nature? Supmanee Chaisansuk welcomes you to explore the wonder of nature at a microscopic level with her 12th exhibition, "The Delicacy of Nature".

In previous lockdown, the artist most of her spent time in a garden and got herself immersed into and connected with plants, flowers, insects, and animals—resulting in a new collection of paintings with colorful semi-abstract forms and microscopic elements, shapes, and structures that represent nature in Chaisansuk's perspective.

The Delicacy of Nature takes place at River City Bangkok from March 11 to April 18 (Mon-Fri at 11:00-20:00 & Sat-Sun at 10:00-20:00).

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The Distance Conversations
The Distance Conversations

The Distance Conversations

Things to do Exhibitions River City Bangkok, Yaowarat

13 international artists come together for a big group exhibition, "The Distance Conversations", at River City Bangkok.

As the title suggests, the exhibition involves art works from pop art, classical, abstract, to realism in various styles of art disciplines with the central theme of colliding geographical boundaries. 

Check out the list of artists contributing the pieces to the exhibition below:

The Philippines
• Jason Montinola
• Kadin Tiu
• Ronald Caringal
• Wesley Valenzuela

Thailand
• Attasit Pokpong
• Chamnan Chongpaiboon
• Jakkee Kongkaew
• Morakot Ketklao
• Natthiwut Phuangphi
• Supmanee Chaisansuk
• Thanistha Nunthapojn

Cambodia
• Christian Develter

Israel
• David Gerstein

Exiting the Vampire Castle
Exiting the Vampire Castle

Exiting the Vampire Castle

Things to do Exhibitions ATTA Gallery, Charoenkrung

Exiting the Vampire Castle is an innovative exhibition by Anukul Chueamon who adapts the means of video performance to showcase the use of space and objects in a household as a metaphor for beloved memories of ours.

The vampire is the image that Chueamon aims to depict how objects are like the creature in terms of immortality. The exhibition, accordingly, is designed to conjure up the atmospheric castle of a vampire.

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give.me.museums: blooming home
give.me.museums: blooming home

give.me.museums: blooming home

Things to do Exhibitions The Jam Factory, Charoennakhon

Khontarat "Oil" Techatrisorn's first solo exhibition "blooming home" is the new edition of the give.me.museum series that made the artist become better known in Bangkok's art scene. This latest exhibition is intended to tell a story of one girl with a passion for vibrant art.

Get inspired by all vivid art of blooming home at The Jam Factory from March 6 to April 25.

Herspective
Herspective

Herspective

Things to do Exhibitions Rosewood Bangkok, Phloen Chit

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, SAC Gallery has collaborated with four emerging female artists to reflect on womanhood with a passion to reflect the unexpected side of what people think of them.

The names of these talented ladies are Thidarat Chantachua, Praiya Ketkool, Thanathorn Suppakijjumnong and Aor Sutthiprapha. Each one will showcase her unique artistic practice with the twist of innovation and personal narratives.

Herspective will take place at Rosewood Bangkok Hotel from March 1 to May 31.

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Hold on to That Paper Again
Tashi Brauen

Hold on to That Paper Again

Things to do Exhibitions Subhashok The Arts Centre (S.A.C.), Phrom Phong

Swiss-Tibetan artist Tashi Brauen's work will be showcased for the first time in Thailand thanks to the collaboration between SAC Gallery and Ronewa Art Projects.

"Hold on to That Paper Again" is the title of the forthcoming exhibition that brings two different collections by Brauen who looks to explore the balance vetween intentional mark-making and spontaneous forms.

First up is the "Crack" series, a collection of paper creation with an sculptural approach in which textured lines emerge from bold monochromatic color fields. Meanwhike, the "Du" series focuses on repurposing pages of a Swiss art and culture magazine for Brauen's experiments with the primitive printing technique.

Visitors can see the Hold on to That Paper Again exhibition from April 8 to May 22 at SAC Gallery.

House of Illumination
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok

House of Illumination

Things to do Exhibitions CentralWorld, Ratchaprasong

Art and technology have always been intrinsically connected, benefiting each other to push the boundary in order to create new wonderful creations. Digital art is one of the results from the combination of these two objects.

The new type of art has been increasingly regarded among a horde of artists and art enthusiasts, with each work being crafted with a wide range of technology like lights and sounds to forge an immersive experience of art appreciation. House of Illumination is the latest exhibition that showcases what it means for a great digital art display.

Situated in Central Gallery, Central World (Floor 8), House of Illumination welcomes guests in immerse themselves in a supremely innovative art show in which an innovation called Projection Mapping is put together with interactive techonology and illumination techniques.

The entire exhibition is divided into eight zones on the area of over 1,800 meters square. The first six rooms will wake up all your senses with a journey down the world of imagination conjured by LED Strip, Laser Heads, and 3D LED Pixel shot on an array of reflecting mirrors to create multiple dimensions of illuminations.

The highlights are kept in the last two rooms of the exhibition. From Forest to Space is the section that builds up an interactive playground where you can explore the parallel world from a magical forest to the far-off universe. Meanwhile, The Boundless will steal you on a limitless territory, with the innovation of Projection Mapping used to maximize the experience.

House of Illumination is unlocked for you to explore the wonder of digital art now until October 28, 2022. Tickets are priced at B350 for adults, B300 for students, and B250 for children under the height of 130 cm. You can buy a ticket at the entrace or online via www.houseofillumination.com. For more information, call 06 5956 0170 or visit this link.

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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Edouard Manet
Edouard Manet/River City Bangkok

The Impressionists

Art Digital & interactive River City Bangkok, Yaowarat

Let's travel back in time to Paris in the late 19th century through multimedia exhibition The Impressionists at MODA Gallery, River City Bangkok.

The exhibition brings beautiful masterpieces from ten renowned impressionist artists who has been highly influential to the art scene up until now. The artworks in The Impressionists will be displayed in five distinct sections, each of which uses an innovative means that provide a lifelike experience to the visitors. 

Prepare to get awestruck by significant art pieces from these artists, namely Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rousseau, George Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and Paul Gauguin.

The Impressionists is also curated to give an immersive experience with both visual and sound. The entire walkthrough should take approximately 45 minutes, with a ticket pricing at B290 for general entry and B190 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased now via www.zipeventapp.com. The Impressionists will be held at MODA Gallery, the second floor of River City Bangkok from January 8 to April 18.

Messages
MOCA

Messages

Things to do Exhibitions Museum of Contemporary Art, Chatuchak

MOCA will pay tribute to the late 2014's National Artist of Thailand for visual arts Chavalit Soemprungsuk with an upcoming exhibition, "Messages", until April 27.

The Messages exhibition showcases some of the artist's work in progress during his time before his passing due to COVID-19. The massive gallery, accordingly, wishes to commemorate Soemprungsuk for his strong passions for art creating that's filled with profound meanings and philosophy of life.

The exhibition is also joined by five guest artists, with a total of over 100 pieces of work set on display for visitors to appreciate on the G floor of the museum.

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New Ramayana
Surachet Prueksawunprasut

New Ramayana

Things to do Exhibitions Kalwit Studio & Gallery,

Thai artist Surachet Prueksawunprasut reinterprets the epic literature, Ramayana, in his own take that focuses on the relationships between friends and enemy, racial issues in the society, and cultural aspects.

Okurimono
Okurimono

Okurimono

Things to do Exhibitions TCDC Resource Center, Charoenkrung

In Japanese, "okurimono" refers to the gift-giving tradition that Japanese people have long been practicing to express care and honor to one another.

The Okurimono exhibition aims to showcase a series of 98 objects that people in the land of Rising Sun have been giving since the 18th century. The Japan Foundation and CEA are collaborating in hosting this event for anyone who wants to learn something new about Japanese culture.

The exhibition takes place from March 18 to April 25 (10:30-19:00) at TCDC (1st floor).

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*OUTRAGE
*OUTRAGE

*OUTRAGE

Things to do Exhibitions Various locations, Khlong Toei
*OUTRAGE is a collaboration project by RVG and ARK that showcases a series of photographs focusing on various characters from different communities. Each photo reveals the artists' attempt to blur the lines and gives respect to the subjects in the art.
The exhibition is held at Green Lantern Gallery between March 19 and April 25 (11:00-20:30).
SAC Gallery
SAC Gallery

Pinij

Things to do Exhibitions Subhashok The Arts Centre (S.A.C.), Phrom Phong

Pinij is an exhibition that brings over talented ten designers and artists around the country to create artwork under the concept of peace of mind and the recovery ensuing the outbreak of COVID-19.

 

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TRANSIENCE
Jirayu Tantrakul

TRANSIENCE

Things to do Exhibitions Joyman Gallery, Rattanakosin

"There is no need for explanations as to what the images convey because they were not created to be understood. Instead, they exist to be felt."

This is the gist of TRANSIENCE, a solo exhibition by Jirayu Tantrakul who aims to bring NewYork-born art concept Abstract Expressionism to showcase his artistry through almost 50 paintings that represent a human's transient states.

TRANSIENCE takes place at Joyman Gallery until April 18.

While You Were Sleeping
Palette Artspace

While You Were Sleeping

Things to do Exhibitions Palette Artspace, Thonglor

What happens inside our head when we are sleeping? The While You Were Sleeping exhibition will allow you to explore such mysterious question through a series of paintings by three artists Atchalinee, Jang Onanong, Pang Torsuwan who all believe that there's another dimension opening up when we are asleep—a dimension full of imagination and hidden feelings awaiting to be set free.

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Joyman Gallery
Joyman Gallery

Whispers in the Wind

Things to do Exhibitions Joyman Gallery, Rattanakosin

Whispers in the Wind is the exhibition by Tarntara Sudaduang that showcases a series of oil paintings narrating the journey of a girl with a bang alongside a beloved monkey. Each of the paintings promises silky-smooth brush techniques and eye-pleasing hues that will transport you to another world.

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