Thursday, 25 March 2010

Art Miscellany: Cosmopolitan Edition

There's not a whole lot of rhyme or reason to my choice of art exhibitions/events to recommend here - for something more comprehensive, look for BAM! in caf├ęs etc, or look listings online (I just found the Thai Art Exhibition blog, which is good for country-wide stuff as well as Bangkok) - but here are a smattering of appealing arty things, all walkable from skytrain stations (er, except the last, because that is in New York).

Another Side at La Lanta Fine Art -an "international exhibition of contemporary art that explores visual artists' understanding of the unconscious as it can be expressed by dreams", including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video installation. I haven't had the chance to see this yet, but it looks good. I love exhibitions where a mix of artists interpret a theme - the links and contrasts always fire up the creative bits in my brain, and this looks especially likely, with dreams as the subject matter.
La Lanta is at 245/14, Sukhumvit 31, close to Phrom Pong skytrain station. Ongoing till April 30.

Ending very soon (why do I always notice these things late, despite being on the lookout for interesting art?) is Trans-Cool TOKYO at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, an exhibition of works from the collection of Tokyo's museum of contemporary art. Looks worth making the time to check out in the next few days. Contemporary Japanese art is always a good time.
On the 9th floor of BACC, right by National Stadium skytrain station. Ends March 28.

And if, by some chance, you're in New York and reading this, there's an exhibition by Pinaree Sanpitak on at Tyler Rollins Fine Art. I was lucky enough to go on an art tour that included a visit to Khun Pinaree at her house, and she is so lovely and down-to-earth and her work so beautiful. It's fantastic that she's being featured in a NY gallery. The exhibition's called Quietly Floating and is on till April 17, and after that is Karma Cash & Carry by Jakkai Sirbutr (April 22-June 5). I saw a lot of the works that will feature in Khun Jakkai's exhibition at H Gallery earlier this month and they are well worth seeing. Again, it makes me so happy to see brilliant new Thai art being shown in New York. I just wish I could go...

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