Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

When : 25 Jun - 22 Aug 2010
All day

Where : gallery Floor 9th, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre

Category : Event / Art Galleries

Updated by : Admin


Who : The Ministry of Culture of Thailand

What / Why :

To reflect the recent political upheaval in Thailand that causes a major impact in Thai social, economy, and psychology, the Ministry of Culture of Thailand has organizedImagine Peace an art exhibition, titled Imagine Peace. The exhibition presents a collection of newly created artworks from Thai artists in various disciplines and generations. Presented under a concept of healing and peace, the artworks reflect mentalities accomplishing results that yield positive thoughts to the future.

Mr. Nipit Intarasombut, Minister of Culture, reveals that the recent political clash in Thailand has tremendously affected people’s state of mind and the confidence of foreign visitors in the country’s overall political and economic stability. As an attempt to heal the emotional wounds of the people and to recover Thailand’s public image, the exhibition “Imagine Peace” is organized by a Ministry of Culture. Over 100 artists, creative thinkers, poets, performance , architects, designers, and scholars, join force to express their desire for peace in the society, each in their individual way. The exhibition is a part of “Creative Thailand’s Creative Economy Project, Ministry of Culture. In addition, the project encourages artists in theater, literature, and music to create art works that aim at restoring peace and harmony to Thailand.

Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, announce the art exhibition “Imagine Peace”displaying art works by over 100 artists such as Thawan Dutchanee, Dr. Sumet Chumsai na Ayutthaya, Naowarat Phongpaiboon, Angkarn Kanyanapong, Prof. Preecha Thaothong, Prof. Kiattisak Chanonnart, Chalemchai Kositpipat, Rirkrit Tiravanija , Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Assoc. Prof. Parinya Tantisuk, etc. Works by these artists are created under the theme of “Imagine Peace,” expressing their hopes in restoring peace and harmony to Thailand.

In addition, Ministry of Culture is also opening creative areas for designing and creating art works to promote peace and unity within the areas affected by the political situation, such as the area around Central World Plaza, Ratchaprasong Intersection, Ploenchit Road, Bonkai, etc. Free design service of landscape, advertisement and shop signs will also be provided for shop and land owners whose property is affected, by artists and the Thai Graphic Designer Association

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