Black humor has never looked this bright. 

Credit: Steve McCurry

A brand new gallery welcomes one of the world's most famous photojournalists next week. 

Some of the city's best practicing artists are exhibiting their work right now. 

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Ai Wei Wei

Ai Wei Wei and Apichatpong Weerasethakul among those who will welcome Tang Contemporary Art's new space.


In his Teenage Pregnancy exhibition, emerging photographer Tanaphon “Gap” Ongarttrakul, 23, explores the issue of teenage pregnancy in Thailand. The intimate photos offer an emotional look into the daily lives of the young mothers and fathers as they take on the new role of being a parent. Here, BK talks to Tanaphon about the inspiration behind the project and how he wishes to use art as a tool to tackle this social problem. The exhibition runs through Oct 7 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (Penthouse/F, Maneeya Centre, 508/5 Phloen Chit Rd.)

The years between 1945-1964 witnessed shifts in Japanese culture that were so quick that it’s barely comprehensible. Featuring the work of 11 Japanese photographers working across the country at that very time, this new exhibition promises to be unmissable. 

Swiss-Malaysian photographer Lee Wei Swee, 28, is a noted photographer whose fashion photography has appeared in the likes of Vogue Italia, Novembre and Contributor. In his latest exhibition, Nakhon Chai Si: Still from a Daydreamed Road Movie, he strays away from his usual style and captures vibrantly painted ordinary objects, such as lorries, to present a narrative of photography that's bursting with imagination. The exhibition runs from Aug 20-Sep 10 at 3rd Rock Gallery (11 Soi 41, Yaek 18, Rama 9 Rd., 087-450-6116).