The Adler Subhashok Gallery
The Subhashok Art Center has joined forces with Parisian gallery Adler, becoming the Adler Subhashok Gallery.
The buzz: The Subhashok Art Center just joined forces with Parisian gallery Adler, becoming the Adler Subhashok Gallery. It’s boldly setting a first-year revenue target for itself of B100 million, meaning it’s planning on taking Thai art global and really developing the market the way China did 10 years ago. That might sound overly ambitious, but the space and debut exhibition are pretty impressive.
The space: The Subhashok Art Center is a striking contemporary building tucked into the depths of Sukhumvit Soi 33. The two vast floors of lofty exhibition space are encased in bare cement, with a wedge of glass on the façade meant to represent a stone cut in half.
The now: The opening exhibition combined some of the biggest names in Thai contemporary art: the grotesque caricatures of Lampu Kansanohm (see our interview), the politically charged nudes of Manit Sriwanichpoom (of Pink Man fame), the gender-bending societal satire of Michael Shaowanasai, the creepy surrealist self-portraits of Kittikun Mankit and the manga pop art of Kiatanan Iamchan. It’s such a high-flying roundup, it almost serves as an overview of Thai contemporary art.
The future: Mostly contemporary international and local artists, usually combined in one exhibition under a single theme. You can expect big names, given Adler’s connections with artists like Helmut Newton and David LaChapelle.