Named as one of the emerging galleries in the world with participation in some prestigious world renowned art shows, the service rendered by the gallery is enormous to local artists as well as the art loving community since its inception in 2003. Located in a quiet residential area and taking its name after the street address, the 100 Tonson Art Gallery evokes every sense of artistic expression and the free spirit of creativity, with its high ceilings featuring large sky lights and glass paneling, which allows the natural light to illustrate the neat and compact interior design of French designer Christian Liaigre.
It is one of Thailand’s leading galleries mainly noted for its ties with the global contemporary visual art culture. It also enjoys a stellar reputation for conducting intriguing arts exhibitions that showcase the work of international artists, thereby fostering and promoting the visual arts and its many forms that include simple paintings and illustrations to sculpture and much more.
Currently in the 10th year since its opening in 2003, the gallery’s contribution to the country has been multi-faceted in scope, from introducing local Thai artists to the world, to donating its income in 2003 to a children’s charity. Hosting about 4-6 exhibitions annually that include individual as well as group representations of both local and global artists, the gallery is a welcome venue for different and diverse forms of art such as new media and concept-based art to installations and photography. It has witnessed the professional Thai debut for many now-renowned artists such as Damien Hirst, Orlan and Yayoi kusama.
The 100 Tonson Art Gallery was the first gallery from Thailand and the only one from Southeast Asia in 2011 to hold the distinguished Art Basal show in Switzerland. For its contribution and dedication to international arts culture and linking up with its international contemporaries, the London magazine “Contemporary Art Magazine” has ranked it as one of the 50 most emerging galleries around the world in 2007. Indeed, it does continue to take part in International Art fairs and has done so already in Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong to name a few locations.
Arts appreciators visiting Thailand can also indulge in the country’s hospitality industry at a renowned Bangkok luxury hotel. Featuring the exquisite work of Singaporean designer Kathryn King, the Metropolitan Bangkok exudes an elegant but serene ambience with some plush furniture, exotic art work and a touch of east-meets-west in its many of its aspects. This renowned Luxury Hotel in Bangkok falls under the illustrious banner of the COMO chain of hotels fame and needless to say is a popular choice of many frequent visitors to Bangkok.
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