The latest exhibition of work to take place at the Saatchi Gallery celebrates contemporary Thai art as part of the 60th anniversary of Thai princess Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Opening at the gallery today and running until the 3rd January 2016, Thailand Eye shines a light on contemporary Thai art and features the work of 23 up and coming artists.
This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Thai Ministry of Culture, Saatchi Gallery, Prudential Corporation Asia and Parallel Contemporary Art. It is the latest exhibition to be part of the Prudential Eye programme, an initiative that is aimed at nurturing artistic talent in Asia.
By bringing together established artists such as Rikrit Tiravanija, Navin Rawanchaikul and Udomsak Krisanamis alongside new artists, Thailand Eye is a chance to see a group of artists who want to balance their culture and social and political history along with globalisation.
Nigel Hurst said, “We are thrilled and delighted to collaborate with the Thai Ministry of Culture, Prudential Corporation Asia and Parallel Contemporary Art, on the latest show in the Prudential Eye Programme. This survey of work highlights an exciting new generation of artists who have recently emerged in Thailand, producing art that provides an arresting insight into the future of contemporary art in the region.”
Thailand Eye is curated by Professor Apinan Poshyananda, Permanent Secretary for the Thai Ministry of Culture, Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery and Serenella Ciclitira, Founder of Parallel Contemporary Art.
Professor Apinan Poshyananda, Permanent Secretary for the Thai Ministry of Culture commented: “Thailand Eye” brings together a collection of exciting Thai contemporary artworks, created from the root of traditional Thai elements.”
Thailand Eye is open at the Saatchi Gallery from today and will be on display until the 3rd January 2016. For more information visit: http://www.saatchigallery.com/current/thailand_eye.php.