Jirapat Tatsanasomboon, Thailand Belief Marilyn Monroe), 2007, 101 x 151 cm, Acrylic on canvas
Art Exhibition: SPRITUAL SPACES - An Art Exhibition to Celebrate Thavibu Gallery's 10th Anniversary
Artists: 12 artists from Thailand, Vietnam and Burma
Dates: 16 February - 16 March 2008
Venue: Thavibu Gallery
Open: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
Thavibu Gallery is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a special exhibition titled: SPIRITUAL SPACES. Specializing in the contemporary art from Thailand, Vietnam and Burma - the name THAVIBU Gallery was conceived a decade ago. Through constantly surveying the artistic, social, and political conditions of these three Southeast Asian countries, Thavibu Gallery has been privileged to work with some of their foremost artists.
SPIRITUAL SPACES is a specially curated exhibition by the Southeast Asian art historian, Shireen Naziree, Malaysia. The exhibition features artworks by selected artists from Thailand, Vietnam and Burma and relate to the spiritual values that are the common bonds that are shared by the peoples of all three countries. Thailand is rather well developed and Vietnam is a country in transition, while Burma remains isolated. The people of these nations share common spiritual values that have grown out of their common past histories. Spirituality has been inspirational to many artists and thus the exhibition Spiritual Spaces was conceived with this inspiration in mind.
Artists whose works are featured in the exhibition are:
THAILAND - Jirapat Tatsanasomboon, Santi Thongsuk, Kritsana Chaikitwattana, Therdkiat Wangwatcharakul
VIETNAM - Dinh Quan, Trinh Tuan, Nguyen Trung, Hong Viet Dung
BURMA - Aung Kyaw Htet, U Lun Gywe, Nyein Chan Su, Myoe Win Aung
SPIRITUAL SPACES Press Release as pdf-File 191 KB
Part of the gallery's income from this exhibition will be donated to the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burmese border where the well known Dr Cynthia Maung is in charge - she has helped numerous Burmese migrants who have fled their home country. The clinic provides free health care for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. www.maetaoclinic.org