Specializing in Thai & Asian Contemporary Art

H GALLERY CHIANG MAI is closed until further notice. 
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H GALLERY BANGKOK

201 Sathorn Soi 12
Bangkok 10500
+66 (0) 85 021 5508

Hours:
Open daily, 10 am – 6 pm except Tuesdays
Tuesdays by appointment or by chance

How to get there:
In Between Silom and Sathorn Roads (take Sathorn Soi 12 or Silom Soi 9).
Skytrain: Between Chong Nonsi (S3) and Surasak Stations (S5)

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H Gallery is one of Asia’s leading venues for current art in the region and maintains a curated program of experimental works and international dialogues. Established in 2002 with an exclusive focus on Thai artists, the gallery has evolved as critical shifts in Asia’s art scenes continue to ensure their transnational importance for the very notion of contemporary art.

The gallery roster includes Sopheap Pich, Somboon Hormtientong, Mit Jai Inn, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, and Jakkai Siributr. We have also worked with Zhang Enli, Shen Wei, Sakarin Krue-On, Michael Lee, Jedsada Tangtrakulwong, Jason Wee, Olivier Pin-Fat, Viet Le, Simon Larbalestier and a provocative variety of emerging and established talents. H Gallery keeps an extensive inventory of works which can be viewed on request.

 

New works by Mit Jai Inn

February 14 - May 31 2015
Curated by Brian Curtin

H Gallery Chiang Mai is very pleased to announce an exhibition by Mit Jai Inn. Mit has emerged as one of Thailand’s leading artists with a practice that shifts from lushly painted surfaces to site-specific and participatory installations. Pastorale is an ambitious showcase of specially created works.

Comprising large canvases with Mit's characteristic repetition of bold passages of color, the physicality of the works - both in scale and heavily-worked surfaces - begets metaphoric interest. 'Pastorale' is a type of music that idealizes rural or farming life. The surfaces of Mit's paintings strike a hypnotic note and their presence is all-encompassing. The title is a paean to the myths of a peaceful rural population as the seductiveness but ultimate bluntness of the artist’s works reflect the complex dynamics of myth, gloss and a reality that inevitably bleeds through.  

Mit Jai Inn is based in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand and exhibits internationally. Mit lived in Europe during the 80s where he worked with the renowned artist Franz West and also attended the Academia of Angewandte Kunst. Exhibitions include biennales in Singapore and Sydney, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and regional solo exhibitions including Phnom Penh.

Tuksina Pipitkul and Wantanee Siripattananuntakul

February 26 – April 26 2015
Curated by Brian Curtin

H Gallery is very pleased to announce the pairing of Tuksina Pipitkul and Wantanee Siripattananuntakul, two dexterous artists who employ the vernacular of popular culture to playful and provocative effect. State of the Ridiculous explores the tropes of the ridiculous – silly, laughable, derisive – as a means of social commentary while also claiming the inevitable ridiculousness of much that purports to give profound meaning to our lives.

Mounted across the gallery’s main space and H Project Space, the exhibition is an integrated experience that carries visitors between the delightful and ominous. Themes include the fragility of social hierarchies, the flux of cultural symbols and the arbitrary attribution of value in personal and market exchange. State of the Ridiculous includes a major new installation by Wantanee that explores the often absurd appearances of societal inequality and disenfranchisement.

The politics of play and playfulness has long informed the serious work of alternative and critical cultures, from art to activism. This exhibition explores the depoliticizing sensibilities of local understandings of play and fun as a retreat into wilful ignorance and failure to face political realities. Oscillating between the carefree and the consequential, State of the Ridiculous subversively demands that we look again at how we can imagine and relate to difficult circumstances in the contemporary world.

Tuksina Pipitkul graduated from Thailand’s Silpakorn University and holds an MFA from California State University, Northridge, California. She has held artist’s residencies in Moriya, Japan at ARCUS project (2001) and also at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2010). Tuksina has had solo exhibitions at the Cedar Art Center in California (2000), Conference of Birds Gallery, Bangkok (2008), the Japan Foundation (2001), and at the Oddyssee Gallery in Bangkok (2004). Group exhibitions include, 6+1+1 (2005) at the Art Center, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, AB-OVO (2005) 7th International Multimedia Art Festival (IMAF), Serbia, Constructors de Somnis (2006) Spain, Props (2011) at Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects space in London, England, Wrap (2012) 1st Bangkok Creative Exhibition, Bangkok, and MDIII (2014) at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center, Bangkok.

Wantanee Siripattananuntakul lives and works in Bangkok. She graduated from Thailand’s Silpakorn University in 1999. Her early exhibitions include Wantanee Siripattananuntakoon (Wantanee 1:03, Wantanee is here No.2, Wantanee is here, and Wantanee's sky) shown in Bangkok and Australia. While studying fine arts at The University of Art in Bremen, Germany, she developed the Manifesto Project (Wantanee's manifesto no.1, Wantanee's manifesto no.2, Wantanee vs Wantanee, Interview with Wantanee, and Wantanee's one man show) (2005 – 2007). Other exhibitions include, A Wantanee Retrospective (2007) at PSG Art Gallery, Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Wantanocchio (2008) exhibited in Bremen, Germany, and (2009) at the Thai Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Wantanocchiobot'09 (2009) Ardel Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, and (2010) Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC), Bangkok, (Dis)continuity (2012) The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Living with un common value (2012) Kuenstler Haus, Bremen, Germany, and III (2014) at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.