(Press information from Gallery Soulflower)
Grand opening of show and book launch HERE THERE NOW, Contemporary art from India, at Gallery Soulflower, on 28th September 2007.
H.E. Lathea Reddy, Indian Ambassador of India to Thailand was the chief guest, and she launched the book by HERE THERE NOW, writer Brian Curtin.
Also present were Ambassador of Hungary H.E. Dr.Andras Bologh, Representative of Taiwan Roy.Y.Y. Wu, Mr. Tadeusz Ignasiak (Trade counsellor, Head of Economic Section Poland)
Thai Artists Thavorn Ko-Udomvit, Navin Rawanchaikul, Sonkong Tawatchai, Alongkorn Lauwatthana were present.
The opening was a huge success with people of all nationalities from Indian, to Thai, to French to Americans, who showed up due to their interest in the very popular Indian Modern Art. This show is a unique opportunity to view Sculpture, installation, mix media, painting, photography by leading Artists from India. Also present were the participating artists Arunkumar HG, Prjakta Potnis, Justin Ponmany, Tushar Joag, Sharmila Samant, Pushpamala N, Gigi Scaria, Vineet Kacker, Kanti Kumar Sen, who had flown in specially for the opening.
Special guest speaker Dr.Chaitanya Sambrani, ANU School of Art, The Australian National University, gave a talk on Indian Art.
Ice cream Designer Prima Chakrabandhu Na Ayudhya prepared special ice-cream and sweets inspired by the artworks for the opening ceremony, which was a hit with the Thai and Internation Visitors both.
The visitors enjoyed the wine and elaborate menu of international cusine, from the Tawanna Hotel.
Exhibition @ Gallery Soulflower, Basement Atrium and b26, The Silom Galleria, Soi Silom 19, Silom Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
Date : 28 Sep to 3 Mon to Sat, 11am to 7pm (close on Sunday)