With written evidence dating back over 4,000 years, China is one of the four great ancient civilizations of the world. With such rich history, it is no wonder that China would also posses some of the world’s most intricate craftsmanship. This exhibition aims to show a glimpse of the Chinese culture and the revolution of Chinese art through a variety of rare artifacts dating across China’s most prevalent dynasties. Through the exploration of these objects, we can see the level of techniques and unique execution that were beyond its time. We can also begin to understand the influence in which China has had on modern culture and design today. There is also an exhibition called The Chinatown Effect by students of INDA International Program in Design and Architecture of Chulalongkorn university in the gallery's space. Content provided by Time Out Partner
The Bangkok Art and Centre (BACC) presents “EARLY YEARS PROJECT #4: PRAXIS MAKESPERFECT”, an incubating project for young artists. The program aims to promote conversation during workshops and artworks will be selected by the organizing committee upon the completion of the program. The winning contestant will receive mobility funding and residency funding. The artists that are showcasing their work are Decha Diwiset, Jeanne Penjan Lassus, Kornthanat Pipat, Nuttamon Pramsumran, Pannawat Muangmoon, Tewprai Bualoi, Pam Virada, and Worawut Changthong. The judging panel will consist of esteemed creatives; Nut Srisuwan, Pojai Akratankul, and Pongsakorn Yananissorn.
Artist Akkara Naktamna’s ironic sense of humor and ambivalence toward the Buddhist faith manifests in his latest solo exhibition Demonic. This set displays a series of photos that question the sanctity of the Buddhist faith, and trains the spotlight on the perceived downfall of Buddhism in the last few years, as revealed in scandalous issues involving temples being accused of fund fraud or monks wearing designer clothing while traveling in a luxurious jet. Akkara, himself a Buddhist, plays up flash photography to reveal the “demons” hiding within the folds of a monk’s saffron-colored gown. Each photograph reveals a chilling image of blackened hands holding up different artifacts, meant to symbolize transgressions against the basic principles of Buddhism. Each photograph hides a profound and provocative meaning, stripping these vestments off their sacred representation, and bringing forth the realization of how close the “demon” is to us or how we may have been fooled by the figures we once thought were our spiritual anchors. One photo, for instance, of a demon holding a doll in his hands portrays the immoral circumstance of a monk having physical contact with an underaged girl. The young photographer realizes that this abstract, yet eye-opening, series may produce both backlash and criticism, given that Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country. “Well, if they look closer, they will know that I’m not talking about Buddhism in general but of specific circumstances,” Akk
River City Bangkok proudly presents Ping Hatta’s solo exhibition, Wandering Mind, which explores daydreaming, enchanted places, and womanhood.
Even in a modern world, traditional beliefs which discriminate against certain groups of people based on their gender identity still exist. “Evil of Gender” is an art exhibition by Sakuya Aoyaki which aims to express the power of all gender identities as equals.
Artist Demi Jeeraporn Moore is showcasing the muted voice of sexual harassment victims through elements such as clothes, bedsheets and embroidering sound waves from the interviews of the victims.
Den* is part of a house that focuses on comfortable relaxation and the house owner’s privacy in particular, thus regarded as part of everyday life. The exhibition Den arose from the idea “How to combine art with daily life.” Consequently, Mingmantic Sulaiman, Chanikarn Thabthim and Tan-khwan Songpanich created art pieces based on such idea to express an everyday affair, making art more approachable and enjoyable.The exhibition transforms our art gallery into a den, as interpreted by the artists. It begins with the living room – the room where the house entrance leads to first, the room which sends out formality and tidiness to welcome guests at all time. If you look carefully, the living room features the vibrancy of a red armchair which, in turn, brightens the room ambience. As you walk pass the white partition wall, you can see the house owner’s personal space which is decorated with art pieces, a book shelf and personal artifacts, giving a sense of warmth, security and friendliness. Den refers to a cosy space in a house, which is more comfortable than a living room and offers the quality of being a warm, safe and relaxing ‘nook.’ The exhibition will make you love and relish staying at home. Together let’s experience the simple comfort of this family. Content provided by Time Out partner
What kind of existence are we? What will mankind, once anthropoids, advance to? In a world where environmental destruction is rampant, Are human beings and animals really a confrontational entity? How do we understand the occasional animal nature despite repeated evolution? Suppressed by machine civilization, will humans gradually become cyborgs or goblins? On what grounds are aliens based on human structure?I think one needs a mark to recognize one’s own existence. Jewelry has served as an identification tag since the beginning. Small and lovely objects that make a delicate difference... The difference makes a distinctness, but the truth frankly makes oneself reveal many of the features inherent in oneself. By wearing jewelry, I become a monkey, a goblin, and an alien. As a material, wood has a subtle charm that it once was alive. Its sleek silhouette and flat surface is suitable to conceal its nature. Only eyes, nose and mouth on it help recognize what they really are. As jewelry, I show the monkey, the goblin, the alien inside me. Sungho Cho Cho is a Korean jewelry artist who was trained in Korea, Italy and Germany. He has been exhibiting internationally in solo and group exhibitions since 2010. His works have also been collected in many international public collections. Content provided by Time Out partner
Centered on "time" theme, Faith - Nature is an art exhibition by three artists: Chutchawan Wannapo, Surasak Sornsena, and Arnon Sungvondee who connect the changing time to Buddhist philosophy reflecting the truth and beauty in nature through a series of paintings and prints.
Naruemon Yimchavee, better known as Banana Blah Blah, is showcasing her first solo exhibition, "It’s Okay to Take a Break". The collection will present the different aspects in life we all see as important along with the idea that we all have to take a break every once in a while.