Monday, February 28, 2011

Mozart's Requiem in Bangkok - March 16th & 18th, 2011

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791)
REQUIEM in D minor (K 626)

Wednesday March 16th, 2011 - 7.30pm
at Siam Society, Bangkok
131 Asoke Montri Road, Sukhumvit 21
Free admission

Friday March 18th, 2011 - 7.30pm
at Assumption Cathedral, Bangkok – 23 Oriental Avenue, near Oriental Hotel
300 baths (100 baths for students)
- concert to be confirmed -

Fuengalada Prawang & Kamonporn Huncharoen, Sopranos
Sassaya Chavalit, Mezzo – Soprano
Nutthaporn Thammati, Ténor
Tulanan Narasetapisarn, Basse
Mahidol University Baroque Choir & Orchestra
Bahtiyor Allaberganov, Organ
Henri Pompidor, Conductor

The Siam Society under Royal Patronage proudly presents W.A. Mozart’s Requiem, to be performed by the Mahidol University Baroque Choir and Orchestra under the baton of Henri Pompidor.

Universally recognized as one of the greatest choral masterpieces, the Requiem has long been shrouded in mystery. In July 1791, Mozart undertook the commission for an Austrian nobleman, little knowing that he was to write the requiem for himself: he died on December 5 of the same year, at the early age of 35. Inevitably, the secrecy surrounding the anonymous commission, the circumstances of Mozart's death, the unfinished state of the work, and its completion by his copyist, the composer Süssmayr, have precipitated two centuries of romantic speculation and scholarly controversy.

The completed work follows the traditional Latin liturgy and was first performed on January 2, 1793 at a benefit concert for Mozart’s widow Constanza. Since then, it has gained tremendous recognition and has been performed at many prestigious occasions including the memorial services of Joseph Haydn, Frederic Chopin and John F. Kennedy.

In 2002, on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a worldwide “Rolling Requiem” project was launched in memory of the 3,000 victims, consisting of a continuous series of performances of the Requiem, circling the earth, crossing all time zones, each beginning at 8:47 a.m. local time, thus marking the time the first plane hit the World Trade Centre.

This masterpiece choral music will be performed at the Siam Society, 131 Soi Asoke, Sukhumvit 21, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7.30 p.m.

A second concert is scheduled March 18th at Assumption Cathedral Bangkok (near Oriental Hotel) at 7.30 p.m (to be confirmed).

Show moreFor details please call The Siam Society on 02-661-6470 or Mahidol University College of Music on 02-800-2525 ext 154/155.

For more information about this event as well as other activities and events, you may also visit our websites: and

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hidden Flowers by Nguyen Thi Chau Giang, Vietnam

Art Exhibition: Hidden Flowers
Artist: Nguyen Thi Chau Giang, Vietnam
Dates: 23 April – 14 May 2011
Venue: Thavibu Gallery
Curator: Shireen Naziree

Open: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00

Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Hidden Flowers with silk paintings by the female Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thi Chau Giang. In Hidden Flowers, her first solo show since 2004, Nguyen Thi Chau Giang looks back to her Vietnamese artistic roots as she explores the formal issues of traditional silk painting. In constructing her visual narratives, Giang draws on sources both classic and contemporary as she mediates on the typical Vietnamese feminine
archetype. Well versed in feminist theories that impact contemporary Vietnamese society, she resists infiltrating her work with the seduction of poetic embellishments as she circumvents typical romantic narratives commonly associated with Vietnamese silk painting.

Such restraint pays off in a body of work that comprises 17 paintings in which Giang explores the contradictions Vietnamese women endure within Vietnam’s advancing contemporary social environment. All of these works explore the fragility of relationships and emotions with a sensitive eye, and they are engaging for that reason. But their formal deftness is also remarkable, as is the richness of their pictorial nuance, which amplifies the psychological interest of the works without drifting into melodrama.

Silk paintings originated in China, and a handful of Vietnamese artists have adopted the art form to produce compelling contemporary art works.

Nguyen Thi Chau Giang is 35 years old, was born in Hanoi and lives in Ho Chi Minh City where she graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. She has participated in several exhibitions internationally, such as in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom and the USA, including a solo show at the Columbia University, New York. Her works are found in the museum collections of Singapore Art Museum and The Hermitage, St Petersburg.

Thavibu Gallery
The Silom Galleria Building, 3rd Fl.
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel. (66 2) 266 5454
Fax. (66 2) 266 5455



18 February to 10 April 2011

Gallery 8th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok - French Embassy, Alliance Francais, and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre present a Thai-French Fashion Photography Exhibition ; Fashion3, giving a 360 degree view of Fashion: on one side of the camera, fabulous Fashion photos, portraits of creators and models, and on the other side, exceptional photographers.

France is world-renowned for its Haute Couture and its catwalk shows; Thailand also has many fashion creators. Thanks to modern communications, Fashion has become a world passion, and photography, much more than television, has widely contributed to this phenomenon. There are countless Fashion photos that have become iconic and as famous as their subjects. But the names of the photographers are rarely known. As they are necessarily behind the camera, they are retiring people and rarely in the limelight. This year, with 3 exhibits in 1, is giving a 360 degree view of Fashion: on one side of the camera, fabulous Fashion photos, portraits of creators and models, and on the other side, exceptional photographers.

Fashion3 is the title chosen by LA FETE for 3 exhibitions in one: “Fashion Story(ies)” / “Moonlight” / “Samsara: The beauty of Birth, Death and Everything else in between (repeat)”. With Fashion3, discover the diversity of fashion photography through the eyes of French, Thai and European photographers.

“Fashion Story(ies)” shows a world of beauty through the eyes of 4 world-famous photographers: Jean-Marie Périer, Gérard Uféras, Françoise Huguier, and Derek Hudson. They will share all the secrets of French Fashion with you: from the workrooms to the cat-walks, behind the scenes of “Fashion Weeks”, the daily life of stars, such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Kate Moss, Yamamoto, Lacroix, Mugler, Givenchy, Dior, Carla Bruni, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld… Fashion at its stunning best! Adélie de Ipanema and Edouard Genestar are the curators of the exhibition and, also, directors of Polka Galerie (Paris, France):

“Moonlight” illustrates the renewal of Fashion photography. Jean-François Lepage worked for great names such as Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Masaki Matsushima, Nina Ricci, Le Printemps and Shu Uemura. He has been published by many international magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Mixte, Numero, Purple and Vogue. His distinctive style turns photography into fine art.

"Samsara: The beauty of Birth, Death and Everything else in between (repeat)" showcases the works of Thailand’s main Fashion photographers. This exhibition is a perfect complement to the first two and will enable you to appreciate the talent of Sakchai Guy, Nat Prakobsantisuk, Punsiri Siriwetchapun, Tada Varich, Surat Jariyawaatanawiijit, Chutharat Pornmuneesoontorn, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, etc.

Curator: Jirawat Sriluansoi is the fashion editor of LIPS Magazine.

For more information:
Public Relations, BACC, Tel. 022146630-8 email-

Survival Techniques: narratives of resistance

Survival Techniques: narratives of resistance
A video art exhibition curated by Davide Quadrio

At The Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
February 26 – March 26, 2011
Opening Reception: 26 February, 2011 at 4-7pm

Is it about happiness or about failure (Zhang Peili), Is it the pride of being pure blood or the shame of be born bastards (Shen Shaomin), will you be offended or will you have a good laugh (Rainer Ganahl), is it about the obvious or the unexpected truth (Yang Zhenzhong), can you keep up with tolerance or will you be easily attracted by intolerance (Artur Zmijewski)?

Curator’s Statement
In this show, artists explore the realm of the doubts, the borders and the passages. It is not about the obvious, it is not about a simple reaction. It is the art of dissimulation, yet it is incredibly true.

In this video-based exhibition, we invite the audience to take time and deepen into the realm of the uncertainty. The artworks presented are videos in various forms: documentaries, performances, conceptual works, and interviews.

It takes time to go through all of it. We are no longer used to spending time and concentrating for long: we live in the realm of the quickly digested images and information, but there is a revolutionary need for rediscovering attention and dedication. It is not about consuming another exhibition as a social event. Instead, it is a very intimate experience – the one proposed here. It is a time of pause, almost a praying time, I would say.

When I have been asked to put together this show, I thought of my last years in Thailand and Bangkok and I wanted to express through this curatorial adventure my own connection with the Thailand I discovered. When I think back of the last two years in Bangkok, with all the unrest and social and political uncertainty, the works chosen for this show seem to me very significant and universal. It is quite a testimony to the uneasiness that I feel – and I am sure many other people do – when thinking about nationalism, ethnicity and power mirrored by a personal/private space, poetry and the death as beauty, or as Bohumil Hrabal explains in “I served the King of England”:

“The essence of life was questioning about death, how will I behave when my hour comes, and that basically death, or rather that questioning oneself, is a dialogue from an infinite and eternal visual angle. (And that) the resolution of the problem of death is already the beginning of thinking in terms of beauty and the beginning of thinking about beauty because it is savoring the absurdity of one’s path that anyway will end with a premature exit, that pleasure of experiencing one’s own demise, that fills man with bitterness and therefore with beauty.”

Zhang Peili, Happiness, 2006
Rainer Ganahl, I hate Marx, 2010
Yang Zhenzhong, I will die, 2000-2007
Shen Shaomin, I am Chinese 2006-2008
Artur Zmijewski, Them, 2007, courtesy of Vanabbe Museum

Brief Artists Profile
Zhang Peili is a video artist considered by some to be the "Father of Chinese video art.” Born in 1957, Zhang lives and works in Hangzhou.

Rainer Ganahl lives and works in NYC since 1990.

Yang Zhenzhong, 1968 Born in Hangzhou, China. Lives and works in Shanghai.

Shen Shaomin, born
 1956, Heilongjiang province, China
. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia and Beijing, China

Artur Zmijewski, born 1966 in Warsaw, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw

About Davide Quadrio aka Dadou
Davide Quadrio is a sinologist, curator and art historian. He founded BizArt, Shanghai's first non-profit art centre, in 1998. Stemming from this experience and a decade working in cross cultural matters (Davide was awarded 2004 the title of young leader for culture in Asia by IIAS and ASEF in Den Hague, The Netherlands) in 2007, Quadrio together with Defne Ayas started Arthub Asia, a cultural and artistic constellation of independent thinkers devoted to contemporary art creation in China and across Asia. ( Since 2009, Davide has been founding director of FarEastFarWest, an art production company that supports new and challenging cultural projects based in Asia. FarEastFarWest collection will be available to researchers, practitioners and general public from May 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Davide is currently residing in Thailand conducting research with the support of the National Research Council of Thailand on cultural and artistic development. From September 2010 he is lecturing at Fudan University, Institute of Visual Arts, Shanghai.

For more information, please contact:
Siriwat Pokrajen (PR Officer)
Tel: 081-629-0457, email:,

The Art Center
7th Fl, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University
Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: 0-2218-2965, Fax: 0-2218-2907
Facebook: The Art Center - Chula
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays

"Super Summer!!" By Parichart Suphaphan

ARDEL's Third Place Gallery requests the pleasure of your company at the opening reception of

"Super Summer!!"

By Parichart Suphaphan

on Tuesday March 8, 2011 : 6.30 PM

At ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery

Super Summer!! is an art exhibition showcases artworks in all four major mediums; from colorful acrylic paintings to drawings, from two dimensional printmakings to three dimensional sculptures. These artworks are created by the talented female artist Parichart Suphaphan. Parichart sarcastically reflects the society notion that bombard people with false judgment, the notion that tells people to mold themselves as one of the characters in soap operas. Parichart uses her self portrait as the main figure in her artworks in order to send the messages to viewers. The bright color, the lively characters in different postures and gestures, the humor. These show the artist’s optimism, the warmth she has been received from her family and the confidence that set her free from all illusions.

The exhibition will be on view from March 8 – April 8, 2011 at ARDEL’s Third Place Gallery.

For further information, kindly contact: 02-422-2092, 084-772-2887 Fax: 02-422-2091

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30~19:00 hrs., Sunday: 10:30~17:30 hrs. (Except on Monday) Website:

“Ars Longa, Vita Brevis” by Bhensine Nilavadhanananda

Galerie N is pleased to invite you to visit our new exhibition

“Ars Longa, Vita Brevis”
By Bhensine Nilavadhanananda
February 24 – March 24, 2011
Opening reception on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 6 pm. @Galerie N

Most of Bhensine’s paintings depict landscapes in many countries.
It is obvious that Bhensine does not mean to depict reality but
to concentrate more on the harmonic relation of things presented in the frame,
The highlight of her works lies in the use of colors that reflect the mastering of color technique.
One can feel the artist’s freedom in applying color to respond to her own imagination and feelings,
resulting from both external and internal perception.
Bhensine Nilavadhanananda has become well know around the art circle of Thailand
in the 15 years through 6 of her individual exhibition and several others jointly displayed with her fellow artist friends.

For further information please call 086 601 7111, 02 252 1592

Galerie N
139/5 Withayu Road Lumpinee Pathumwan Bangkok 10330
Tel +66 (0) 86 601 7111, +66 (0) 2 654 0522
Fax +66 (0) 2 251 5098
Open Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm

“The Little World's Rangers” by The little artists themselves

Press Release The Pikture Gallery is proud to present a Kids Art Exhibition

“The Little World's Rangers” by The little artists themselves
Opening reception & Celebrate of this exhibition on Saturday 5th March 2011 at 1:00 pm.
( Free Activities Food, and party favours for kids start from 10:00 am.)

“ These little world rangers would like to present and spread their message through art. It starts with a little thought for the better of our planet and how they can be a good citizen for our society. Let's join them with love and creativity for our beautiful world.”

The art works shown is by the students from our weekly art classes. and the exhibition will be on displayed until the Saturday 26th of March 2011

For more information please contact

The Pikture Gallery ( Open Tuesday - Sunday )
Tel / Fax : +662 662 8359
E-Mail :

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Group Exhibition : SPIRITUTAINMENT

- Prabda Yoon
- May-T Noijinda
- Krit Ngamsom
- Pasut Kranrattasuit
- Kohei Nawa
- Mai Miyake
- Peggy Wauters
- Sakareeya Amataya

Curator: Prabda Yoon

Opening Reception and talk by Thanes Wongyanawa : Thursday March 24, 2011 at 7 pm.
Exhibition Date: 24 March – 15 May 2011
Gallery’s opening Hours: Thursday - Sunday at 11 am - 7 pm

Admission: Free

100 Tonson Gallery and Japan Foundation cordially present SPIRITUTAINMENT, a group exhibition that includes artists of different nationals and religious backgrounds, curated by Prabda Yoon, raising the question of entertainment’s role in religious traditions.

The exhibition invites the artists to contemplate the relationship between religion and entertainment, as these two subjects are considered incompatible in some religious beliefs, while the facts, both historical and contemporary, show that entertainment does play a big role in religious practices. The artists then presents their reaction through newly created works. Artists in this show will be Prabda Yoon, Pasut Kranrattasuit, , May-T Noyjinda, Sakareeya Amataya, , Krit Ngamsom, Peggy Wauters, Kohei Nawa, and Mai Miyake.

Moreover, there will be a special talk on the history of the religion/entertainment relationship by Thanes Wongyanawa, a unique Thai scholar in political science and cultural studies and also a assistant professor at Facualty of Political Science, Thammasat universiry, on the opening day ( 24 March).

Exhibition Period: 24 March – 15 May 2011 ( every Thursday – Sunday)

The opening reception and special talk will be on Thursday March 24th , 2011 at 7 pm onward.

For more information, please contact 100 Tonson Gallery at 02-684-1527 or info@100tonsongallery.con

Public and Media Enquires:
Tel. +66 (0)2 684 1527 : +66 (0) 81-910-9440 Fax +66 (0)2 254-7227

“VIJITSILPA SILPATHAI” at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre


Art Exhibition of Thai Creative Economy: Art from Thai Intelligence [ATI]

By 62 Members of The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University and Guest Artists such as Assoc. Prof. Pishnu Supanimit, Prof. Vichoke Mukdamanee, Panya Vijinthanasarn and Asst. Prof. Thavorn Ko-udomvit

Guest Artists such as Jitsing Somboon, Wasinburi Supanichworapach and Wijit Apichatkriengkrai

To be presided over by

Prof. Emeritus Khunying Khaisri Sri-Aroon

Chairman of Council of Silpakorn University

At Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
On February 22nd , 2011 ,6.00 p.m.
[The exhibition will be held during February 23rd – March 13th , 2011]
Tuesday – Sunday (10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.)
(Closed on Mondays)

FREEDOM & JUSTICE? by Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy

19 February - 12 March
by Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy (Thailand)

You are kindly invited for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 19th Feb 2011 at 17:00 (5 pm)
at Thavibu Gallery

n the forthcoming exhibition, Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy has produced a series of portraits and paintings of well known politicians and of iconic personalities with the intent to explore their sense of commitment towards freedom and justice. It turns out that they often fall into two categories – good and bad. As a person committed to freedom, justice and transparency himself, the artist questions his subjects' intentions and aspirations and whether they are sincere or exploit their positions as leaders and role models.

Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy is 32 years old and is known for his ironic paintings of people in power. He graduated from Rajamonkol University in 2001 and has participated in several exhibitions in Thailand and also in the USA (2010).

Introduction by Steven Pettifor:
Unsurprisingly, Thailand’s artists tend to become more politicised in the wake of dramatic social upheavals and intermittent military interventions. During the student led demonstrations and subsequent crackdowns of 1973 and 1976, artists Pratuang Emjaroen and Prasong Luemuang led the dissenting charge, while after the bloody coup of 1992 it was Vasan Sitthiket along with Chumpon Apisuk and the Ukabat (fireball) performance artists who were quick to voice their hostility to the military takeover.

Thailand’s most recent military putsch of 2006 once again roused artists to visualise interpretations upon the consequential dilemmas facing Thai society. Yet aside from the firebrand Vasan and critical photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom, there have been few overtly political artists to commentate on the entrenched cronyism and corruption that have become the mainstay of Thai politics.

To the neutral observer, Thailand has never appeared a more divided country. This growing disharmony has begun registering and permeating the art of emerging artists, including 32-year-old painter Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy.

The Silom Galleria Building,
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 266 5454
For direction kindly see the map

Friday, February 11, 2011

“Impromptu” By Naruemon Padsamran


2nd March – 8th May, 2011

By Naruemon Padsamran

Opening reception

Wednesday 2nd March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

2nd Floor, Sombat Permpoon Gallery

Sombat Permpoon Gallery is delighted to present abstract contemporary paintings and sculptures “ Impromptu ” (Don-sod) by Naruemon Padsamran.

Naruemon’s work is inspired by her appreciation of the unique, lively tempo and conversational style of singing in found in the type of Thai folk music from the Isaan area known as Luk –Tung and Mor-Lam. From this passion for the music, Naruemon creates her art by evolving old Thai folk concert billboards into abstract contemporary paintings and sculptures which convey the “postures” and “rhythm” of Thai Folk music dancers, known as Hang-Kreung. These dancers, usually found performing behind the singers, are moved, from a typical outdoor stage where such concerts are staged, to a gallery space, as part of Naruemon’s vision to communicate the movement and music within a still object.

“Impromptu” Mo-Lam is defined as composing music while in the moment, simultaneously singing or playing an instrument in response to another Mo-Lam band. Naruemon also defines the “Impromptu” series as a conversation within herself, using her success and learning from her failures in the past 3 years to create series of dialogues within her creativity and materials into her improvisation (Don-sod)of Mo-Lam

For further information, images and media representation, please contact:

Panada Lerthattasin, Manager

P: 0-2254-6040-6 f: 0-2254-6048


Nospace gallery moved to new place a year ago (after a year and half in the first place) and we just renovated the gallery space this month. We guess now it will be perfect time to have a 1st (+1½) anniversary and renovation party. We also invited our guests to show some new work, performance and live music, see the description below. The party will be on this Saturday 19 February 2011, starts from 9PM. Come to see the space, or if you’ve never been in Nospace before, maybe this is the best time to check out the space. The party opens for everyone.


* Photography Slideshow by Jesper Haynes
* VDO Projection by Chat Room RCA
* Noise Art Performance by Jin Matutamtada
* Live Experimental Music/ IDM by Lemur Onkyokei
* Live Instrumental Music by Abstraction XL
* Solo Show by Ben Edwards
* And more…

9PM – 1AM

Nospace Gallery
21/108 Block D, Royal City Avenue (RCA)
Bangkok Thailand 10320

'Playing Arts' (In a Thai way) exhibition & "Playing Arts in a Thai Way" Book Launch

Gallery VER presents

'Playing Arts' (In a Thai way) exhibition & "Playing Arts in a Thai Way" Book Launch.

by Christoph Riemer & Panu Boonpiputtanapong

@ Gallery VER

Opening & launching the Book : February 17, 2011, 6 pm

Talk - What is Playing Arts? and Why in a Thai way? by Christoph Riemer & Panu
Boonpiputtanapong : February 19, 2011, 4 -6 pm

Workshop Playing Arts : February 20, 2011, 11 - 7 pm

Playing Arts connects art and life through the play. Playing Arts is a network arisen 15 years ago in Germany by 'Christoph Riemer' which animates people to perform their own projects and actions. Stimulated by art impulses one’s own creative action is induced.

After 4 successful workshops in Bangkok and Chiangmai the following book was made: Playing Arts in a Thai way, full of examples how Playing Arts has been adapted in Thailand.The exhibition shows pictures and traces from the workshops. There are also participation activities in order to animate guests to creative actions.

collaboration by Panu Boonpiputtanapong

The book will launch at the exhibition opening.

Gallery VER
194 ,Tanow Road
Bovonnivet, Pranakorn
BKK, 10200
Tel: (+66) 02 622 0117
Fax: (+66) 02 622 0118

Photo Exhibition : WANDERER by RIE YAMAMOTO

Photo Exhibition : WANDERER by RIE YAMAMOTO
on 11 - 18 February 2011
at minimal gallery
Nimmanhaemin 13 Muang Chiang Mai