A group exhibition featuring nine artists from Thailand and Indonesia, “The Concept Of Self: On Power, Identity And Labels” is a dissection of contemporary cultures and how they mould and alter individual lives, gender, social power, and the ideologies of class structures.
Wisut Ponnimit: LR
Bangkok CityCity Gallery Sathon 1 Wednesday to Sunday, 1pm to 7 p.m. Call 083 087 2725 Until June 25
Famed illustrator Wisut Ponnimit returns with LR, an interactive art installation conceptualised to challenge viewers to choose by moving from the left screen to the right and vice versa in order to complete the work’s narration.
Dryopes (Nang Mai)
Kathmandu Photo Gallery Silom Road Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm Call 02-234-6700 Until June 24
The photographs of Shane Bunnag reveal a soul ever in touch with the elemental spirits. In this instance, they concern the nature of Mani, the fabled peninsula of Greece, which was his childhood home. His technique is to capture the soul of each site through long exposure shots of his model dancing in worship of the local gods.
Bangkok University Gallery Bangkok University, Rama IV Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-7pm Until July 26 Call 66 2 350 3626
“Grey Area” features works by Angki Purbandono, a well-known photographer from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who created a series of photographs from 2012-2013 while he was imprisoned. The artist used his time in jail to reproduce artwork based on community relations within the limits of space, place and equipment.
Defendant Of Love
Tentacles Narathiwas 22 Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm Call 089 117 3434 Until May 22
In “Defendant Of Love”, four artists (Chomphupak Poonpol, Napatsakorn Nikornsaen, Nuttinan Phukama and Athapha Rattanaphongthara) look at the complex dynamics of romance and the role of women in a relationship. The title is borrowed from a popular Thai drama in which a man abducts a woman, who later falls in love with him.
Charoen Krung 26 Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm Call 02 639 6582 Until June 30
“The Sheltering Place” features photographs by Yatender, a Vietnamese artist who uses her camera to look at the bruised, erotic and honest human body, in which sensitivity and vulnerability play out an anxious battle. Her work reminds observers of photographs by Ren Hang, the Chinese provocateur who committed suicide in March.
Never Never Land
WTF Gallery Sukhumvit 53 Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm-1am Until June 20 Call 02-662-6246
In “Never Never Land”, 12 artists and thinkers, local and international, have been asked to imagine what a world (either utopian or dystopian) would be like without one of the fundamental elements that shape today’s society, such as a world “without nepotism”, “without war/army”, “without capitalism”, “without feminism”, “without religion”, “without Facbeook”.
Ardel Gallery of Modern Art Boromratchonnee Road Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm Call 02-422-2092 Until June 25
This exhibition by Anchalee Arayapongpanich presents a series of bold and fanciful paintings inspired by thriller and horror movies. The artist appears in every painting, imitating various portrayals of famous actors in her favourite Hollywood blockbusters.