Art March 20, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

Check out art exhibitions you shouldn't miss

Carnival in Bangkok

Italian paint master Franco Aguggiaro portrays popular Carnevale di Venezia in a new exhibition showing at Sathorn 11 Art Space until March 30. Part of the Italian Festival in Thailand 2017, “Carnevale” refers to the period during the week before Lent in Roman Catholic countries, involving music, dancing and the use of masquerades.

Find out more at Facebook/Sathorn11 ArtSpace

Cultural creations

SAC Subhashok The Arts Centre is hosting the solo exhibition “On the Path of Different Cultures” by Thidarat Chantachua until April 30.

Thidarat’s mixed media works aim to bridge together the different cultures in this borderless world despite differences people’s beliefs and her semi-abstract works take visual cues and foundations from Arabic arts that are closely linked to Islam, which is also the artist’s religion. 

Check it out at Facebook/sacbangkok

Men in love

Palut Marod, Sorayut Duangjai and Thanaporn Nartwanitchayakul reflect on love in the exhibition, “When A Man Loves A Woman” showing at the Sky Lobby of Centara Grand Hotel from today until May 20. Palut uses a mono print technique to depict women’s feelings while Sorayut relies on a Thai contemporary style to tell his stories through animals. Thanaporn, meanwhile, presents an eye- catching sculpture. Part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Friends of Women Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that protects and helps women in need.

Find out more at (02) 100 1234 |extensions 6753-56.

In memory of Val

Exhibition “Val 1967 – 2016”, a retrospective dedicated to the late Bangkok-based French artist Valerie Goutard presents 17 of her most stunning pieces.

Running at S Gallery of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit until May 21, the show’s sculptures reflect on the attitudes and emotions of man and how we interact with nature and the surrounding environment. Many of her art works are human-shaped sculptures with two or more men in the sculpture itself. In terms of architecture, her artwork reflects structure, how a building is constructed with the use of all lines and shapes.

S Gallery on the lobby level of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is open daily from 10 to 10. Visit www.Sofitel-Bangkok-Sukhumvit.com.

Can get there from here

The Jim Thompson Art Centre is organising group exhibition “People, Money, Ghosts (Movement as Metaphor)” featuring works engaged with the idea and process of travel and migration by Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang, Filipino duo Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho, and Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai. The show features works created not in the artists’ home cities, but rather in distant sites charged with locally-specific meanings, both historical and contemporary, and consider movement both as an experience, and as an object of artistic research.

The show continues until June 18. The Jim Thompson Art Centre is on Soi Kasemsan 2 near the National Stadium BTS station. 

It’s open daily from 9am to 8pm. |Admission is free.