|Art Summary 2007|
||Thavibu Gallery takes this opportunity to wish you a happy and peaceful 2008.|
There is clearly an increased interest in contemporary art from Southeast Asia, following the lead by Chinese and Indian art in the market. At Thavibu Gallery in 2007, Burmese paintings sold most (40 %), followed by Thai (33 %) and Vietnamese (27%). The three best selling artists in 2007 were Aung Kyaw Htet (Burmese), U Lun Gywe (Burmese) and Therdkiat Wangwatcharakul (Thai). Two new books were published in 2007: Pham An Hai - Expressions & Abstractions and Aung Kyaw Htet - Myanmar Inspirations, and Youtube videos of artists have been added to the website here.
Take note now that the special exhibition Spiritual Spaces will be held on 16 Feburary - 16 March 2008 to celebrate Thavibu Gallery's 10th anniversary, with a grand opening on Saturday 16th February. Twelve top artists from Thailand, Vietnam and Burma - four from each country - will come together for this exhibition, which is specially curated by Shireen Naziree, Malaysia. More information will follow in an email to be sent out next month. An interesting development at the Gallery will be the opening of a new space (Suite 307) which will be made availble for special projects, often installations, and mostly non-profit.
Thavibu Gallery has signed up with Buy 1 Give 1 Free, which means that when you buy 1 art work from Thavibu Gallery - 1 donation will automatically be given by the Gallery to a charity in the B1G1 network. B1G1 matches businesses with charitable causes right around the world so that every business transaction makes a difference somehow, somewhere. www.buy1-give1free.com