Mr. Noh Kwang Il (4th from left), South Korean Ambassador to Thailand Take a photo with Thaworn Ko Udomwit (4th from right), Panya Wisitsathanasarn (3rd from right), Wiranya Duangrat (2nd from right) and Ruethairat Kamsichan (right), representative of Thai artists. Along with Mr. Kim Joong Jae (3rd from right), President of the Hansae Yes24 Foundation.
On June 21 in the Sukhumvit Room Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel “Hansae Yes24 Foundation” in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea And the Thai Embassy in Korea Jointly held a press conference for the art exhibition from Thailand under the name “The Spirit of Thailand” or “Thai Fine Arts Essence of life” which will be held in Seoul, South Korea. Between this coming 12-18 July For the first time in history, there is an art exhibition by Thai artists in Seoul. South Korea officially in which such work has occurred Publicize to South Koreans more deeply about Thailand. Through 60 art pieces by 19 Thai artists.
Kim Joong Jae, president of the Hansae Yes24 Foundation stated, “As an international cultural exchange that brings many colorful art and culture from abroad to present in Korea for Korean people, it is felt that the works of art from Thailand look different. This art exhibition is a good opportunity to promote more understanding about Thailand and Thai culture.”
Mr. Kim stated that “Normally, it’s not easy to see works of art from Thailand. Because there are not many exhibits. This event has received a lot of attention from Korean people.” In addition, Mr Kim also stated that the exhibition will receive a lot of attention from Korean people who are in the art industry and general people. Since it was held for the first time in history as well.
Noh kwang Il, South Korean Ambassador to Thailand Hope that this exhibition will help strengthen relations between the two countries and help the Korean people understand Thailand better.
“Thailand is a popular tourist destination Korean culture, K-Pop, movie series are also popular. But I think that there is still a lack of space which will allow the people of the two countries to create mutual understanding. For this reason, the exhibition was held for the first time. It will be a good opportunity for South Koreans to experience the essence of Thai art.” Mr. Noh stated that he believes that the two countries will have close relationships. And there will be more enthusiastic cultural exchanges in the future.
Professor Thaworn Koudomwit, a professor from Silpakorn University Artist selection to display works And participated in the exhibition this time, stating that previously, there were Thai artists attending art exhibitions in Korea, but most of them were exhibited with other national artists. But this is the first time that it will be a showcase of Thai artists in particular.
“The artists who participated in the exhibition will be artists in the style of ‘Thai Traditions’, which will clearly show Thai identity. In which the work will have various styles such as Portrait painting, color sculpture, general painting Gold lacquer work Including embroidery In which each person is a famous artist and different identities. “Professor Thaworn stated that the art exhibited will be easy to understand Easy access.
Professor Thaworn stated that his work will be exhibited as will be works on the topic “Worship” implies something that we value. Natural thing by using the mind to feel and imagine from what we perceive the event will be an easy task and an East Asian perspective.
For Mr. Panya Wisitthanasan, the national artist Visual Arts, Painting Year 2014, 1 in 8 artists who participated in the writing in the book His Majesty the King which participated in bringing 2 pieces of work to exhibit in this exhibition, stating that the work exhibited is Thai art of Phra Phee. Recreated into a contemporary work. Both of which have been exhibited in the celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be done in remembrance of His Majesty’s benevolence Is an impressive record And is something that can be told through art work.
“A piece of work will talk about the attitudes and beliefs of Thai people about the afterlife for those doing good deeds known as ‘Sukipoom’ or a good landscape. Is a culture and belief of Thailand that is still bound with Thai society unchanged different from western society while another piece is a story about an upstream forest, which is a reflection of the abundance of forests That the King sees the importance and preserves for the Thai people,” Achan Panya stated.
Panya continues that “I believe that the Korean people will see the evolution in the art of each artist. Which is diverse And developed from the art, culture and way of life of Thai society”
The exhibition “The Spirit of Thailand” will be held at the exhibition room no. 2 Insadong Art Center Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea. From this 12-18 July, there will be 60 works from 19 contemporary Thai artists, divided into 20 traditional Thai art works, 10 national artist works and 10 works. The work of 30 contemporary artists. The exhibition will be open to the media, experts and general public interested in Asian art and culture. Admission is free.
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