The so-called “World Gallery” is really a window on the world. The city where I live, Bangkok, is being fully covered outdoor with this campaign: billboards, prints and light boxes in many strategic area of the city on-the-move. Powerful landscapes and portraits from all around the world, shot in a sort of National Geographic style by not professional photographers. I have to say that the photos are beautiful, the campaign “it’s not just a great idea, it’s a game changer. It’s really opening a new way of doing things and changing behaviour”, as Juan Carlos Ortiz (DDB Americas), president of the jury at Cannes Lions 2015, has commented.
New campaign Miu Miu FW15 shot by Steven Meisel quotes brilliantly an important part of the history of American photography. I am talking about that current called street photography and celebrated in new ways (remind me critic texts and exhibitions curated by John Swarzowski, Director of Photography at MoMA) in the 70’s, thanks to the works of photographers as Read More
I knew already that Chobi Mela, the international photography festival of Dhaka, Bangladesh, was naming itself as one of the biggest photo documentary festival to visit in Asia. When Munem Wasif, photographer and among the curators of the festival, invited me to Chobi Mela VIII for a slideshow presentation and a portfolio review session, I saw that the programme was more than promising. It was really promising, beyond the documentary mission too. I arrived in crazy and troubled Dhaka the same day of the opening and just after visiting the main location, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, I’ve realised that Chobi Mela VIII is more than the biggest Southeast Asia festival, it is Read More
The main Thai newspaper in English, The Bangkok Post, has reviewed the successful exhibition of Ren Hang in Bangkok.
It was the first time that the Chinese artist had a solo in Southeast Asia and when we at MoST Artists and the gallery Soy Sauce Factory have decided to work to make it real, we had not expected such so great response of public, art critics and young and established collectors.
Ren Hang has been arrested while taking photographs four times in China, and a couple more abroad. Sometimes, he just receives a warning from the police and other times he’s taken away in a police vehicle. Once, when he thought he had found a secluded lake.. [continue to read on Bangkok Post website]
Bangkok is a city that always can surprise you. Next month we will open the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia of the controversial Chinese photographer Ren Hang. I like his work since the first time I saw it, somewhere online. Now – in collaboration with MoST Artists and Soy Sauce Factory – we are ready to work on his prints and make a good exhibition. We will wait you on December 12th in Bangkok. Join us! Read More