All Thai artist roster to spread positivity in exhibition

'The Ideal World Store' by AP Thailand. (Photo courtesy of AP Thailand)

Fifteen of the country's foremost artists are showcasing their works during "Sawang Sawai Siwilai" which is running at all Siwilai venues and designated areas throughout Central Embassy, Phloenchit Road, until March 27.

An initiative by Siwilai, the art festival is a community platform that aims to cultivate positivity, creativity and conversation through the power of art and culture.

It's a one-of-a-kind gathering of a nearly all-Thai roster -- comprising painters, sculptors, videographers, animators, installation artists and performance artists.

A selection of their rarely-seen artworks, limited-edition collectables and newly commissioned works are presented through a series of incredible showcases, artist talks, workshops, musical performances, art tours and art markets.

Highlights include an interactive station by Rirkrit Tiravanija who invites art lovers to silkscreen and take home DIY T-shirts that bear his piece's namesake phrase "Freedom cannot be simulated" at Siwilai Store and Muscle And Pharynx, an immersive dining experience designed by Alisa Chunchue who transforms the relationship between body and mind into a full dining course served from 6pm to 9pm at Siwilai City Club.

Muscle And Pharynx by Alisa Chunchue. (Photo courtesy of Siwilai)

There will be "Walk This Way", an interactive and social art stroll to appreciate the world of Thai contemporary art by Tokyo-born-Bangkok-based visual artist Eiji Sumi and new-generation artist Harit Srikhao, at Siwilai City Club on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.

Art collectors are also invited to come and explore an array of collectable art pieces available exclusively at "Under The Rainbow Market" which will be held this weekend at Siwilai City Club. The market is inspired by the Siam Rainbow Republic, a gigantic rainbow art piece created by Mit Jai Inn which is also on display at the festival.

At the same time, AP Thailand has transformed the area on the 4th floor into "The Ideal World Store", a mixed-use concept space that invites everyone to explore what a good life looks like and who determines it.

This exhibition is divided into 10 zones offering 10 ideas to help empower living and give good life perspectives -- ideas that ask everyone to keep a balance of mind and to look at things around them from different perspectives.

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