After over five years spent in Bangkok, HE Andelfo Garcia the Ambassador of Colombia and his wife Mme Astrid Amaya will be leaving the country. As part of their farewell, Mme Astrid has organised an art exhibition, to be showcased at the Queen Sirikit Gallery.
Titled ‘171003 The Queen’s Art Gallery’, the exhibition will showcase work by 17 internationally renowned artists, hailing from 10 different countries across three different continents. The international art exhibition is part of an effort to promote the flourishing contemporary art scene in Bangkok by encouraging the appreciation and use of public art spaces. It also pays homage to the five-storied exhibition space—a part of the Queen Mother’s initiative of promoting Thai art.
Visitors can expect artwork created by names ranging from Iranian artist Arash Groyan to Colombian artist Leonardo Salazar and Japanese new media artist Noriko Kinouchi. Thailand is also represented amongst the global names by Thai artist, printmaker and painter Wal Chirachaisakul. With Bangkok’s first Bangkok Art Biennale happening this month, these events contribute to putting Thailand out there on the global art stage, while sparking dialogue between Thailand and other diplomatic communities through art. Those looking to continue their contemporary art streak after exploring the BAB shouldn’t miss out on this exhibition either.
An opening reception will be held on October 26, featuring live music and an evening of cocktails, while the artwork will be made open to public until November 5. For more information on other upcoming events at the Queen Sirikit Gallery, visit queengallery.org.