Exhibition ๘๙/๗๐/๔๔๔๗+=๙-๑๐ Exhibition of Dharma, Nature, Dharma Arts and 23 Working Principles for Thais of The Great King Bhumibol

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Exhibition ๘๙/๗๐/๔๔๔๗+=๙-๑๐Exhibition of Dharma, Nature, Dharma Arts and 23 Working Principles for Thais ofThe Great King BhumibolBy the Honorary Professor Preecha Thaothong, National Artist, Visual Arts (Painting)To humbly pay respect to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The exhibition "๘๙/๗๐/๔๔๔๗+=๙-๑๐" highlights 112 masterpieces by the Honorary Professor Preecha Thaothong, national artist in visual arts (painting) portraying Dharma, Nature, Dharma Arts and 23 working principles of the Great King Bhumibol in order to humbly pay respect on behalf of all Thais to His Majesty the late King.

The exhibition is inspired by stories of his extraordinary capabilities and dedication of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, of which it comprises 4 sections; The Coronation, The Search for Truth, The Development of Sufficiency & Sustainable Solutions, and The Actualization, commencing with His Majesty's initial speech about building his own happiness from discovering the cause of his beloved Thai people's sufferings to 70 years of His reign, 70 years of searching and discovering ways to alleviate the sufferings of the Thai people, which became manifested in his royal initiative projects, in all 4,447 projects as well as his 23 Working Principles, which included the Suffiency Economy concept, the values of perseverance, duty, unity, integrity and the pure commitment theory, all have been developed for the nation and all Thais throughout his reign.

This auspicious exhibition is open to the public, from 19th October to 19th December 2017 at the Queen Sirikit Gallery in Ratchadamnoen Klang Road. And everyday during this period, there will be a special multimedia presentations, showcasing all of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's lifetime work from the first day of his coronation to His Majesty's 89th birthday, covering 70 years of His reign, including 4,447 royal projects and the transition from the reign of the late King Rama IX to King Rama X.

"This exhibition is inspired by stories surrounding His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, commencing with His Majesty's initial speech about building his own happiness from discovering the cause of his beloved Thai people's sufferings. Another inspiration is the numbers; 89 years of His Majesty's age, 70 years of His reign, 70 years of searching and discovering ways to alleviate the sufferings of the Thai people, which became manifested in his royal initiative projects, in all 4,447 projects. During the 70 years of His reign, having seen first hand the many causes of Thai people's sufferings, His Majesty initiated The King's Philosophy, 23 Working Principles, which included the Suffiency Economy concept, the values of perseverance, duty, unity, integrity and the pure commitment theory. All of these are my inspirations for this exhibition. And I also plan to develop 1 more art piece on the date of the Royal Cremation of which it will be displayed here in this exhibition after October 26th," said Honorary Professor Preecha Thaothong, national artist in visual arts (painting).

The exhibition of Dharma, Nature and Dharma Arts and the 23 Working Principles of The Great King Bhumibol comprises;
  • Concluding all His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's profound and remarkable aptitude into artworks that are full of faith and then expressing them in my personal interpretation.
  • Concluding all His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's profound and remarkable aptitude into artworks utilizing various conceptions, techniques, and methods of my personal interpretation.
  • Concluding all His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's profound and remarkable aptitude into artworks in art exhibition form which it is open for Thai and foreign people. With hope, this humble historical exhibition will bring peace and joy to Thai people."

"Most of the artworks are from two distinct periods, the first set created before October 13, 2016 and the second set, created after October 14, 2016. Altogether, there are 109 pieces. Since October 13, 2016; I have worked every day without knowing that there will be an exhibition. I willingly kept working with many elements crystalized from my entire working life in the grace of His Majesty the late King Rama IX. For the prior artworks, I have asked the artists to show their works in the exhibition as well. The significant factor in this exhibition is there are no sponsors, the exhibition received generous support from Crowdfunding which is quite new to me. My team explained crowd-funding as a chance for Thai people all over the world to participate and be a part of holding this exhibition as they wish, a new concept of broadening the opportunity to participate and contribute. However, this event would not happen without the support from the Queen Sirikit Gallery, the National Research Council of Thailand and the Thai Red Cross Society - I gratefully thank them and I would like to thank all the Thai people around the world who have given their support to this historic exhibition, which i consider the most important and significant exhibition of my life." summarized by the honorary professor Preecha Taothong, national artist in visual arts (painting).

Dr. Sirikul Laukaikul, the exhibition manager, explained more about the concept of this exhibition "Previously we had a meeting with Prof. Preecha. He showed us many paintings along with the stories, inspirations, meanings, principles which are all about and derived from our beloved King's, the Great King Bhumibol Adulyadej, lifetime dedication towards the nation and Thai people. I wished strongly for all of Thai people to learn all the deeds and the goodness that our late King had done for us and, at the same time, to be a part of this humble recognition towards our Great King Bhumibol. So, I have volunteered to help arranging the exhibition utilizing the Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding platforms. We have received good responses from everyone we turn to. This exhibition is not supported by any single organizations, but by all Thai people. Hence, I would like to thank every single one of them, who wholeheartedly wish to pay humble respect to our great King Bhumibol Adulyadej. This exhibition is held by "All hearts of Thai People"…

"Besides the actual masterpieces displayed at the exhibition, the team has also taken photos of all 112 art pieces in the exhibition in order to develop the exhibition photo book for all Thais to appreciate and learn about the dharma, nature, dharma arts and the 23 working principles of our Great King Bhumibol. The exhibition photo book has developed into both Thai and English versions for all people's collection at only 4,900 THB. Profit after deducting all expenses will be donated to Thai Red Cross and Siriraj hospital. Anyone interested to reserve the photo book, please contact The Gallery Shop at the Queen Sirikit Gallery, on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road.

Please join in and support this auspicious event, the exhibition ๘๙/๗๐/๔๔๔๗+=๙-๑๐, the exhibition of Dharma, Nature and Dharma Arts and 23 ways of The Great King Rama IX's working principles by the Honorary Professor Preecha Taothong, National Artist, Visual arts (Painting), in order to humbly pay respect to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The exhibition will be held from 19th October to 19th December 2017 at the Queen Sirikit Gallery on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road.

To sponsor and support this important exhibition, bank transfers may be made directly to Krungthai Bank Paholyothin 40 branch account "นิทรรศการพระราชกรณียกิจ ร.9 - 89/70/ 4447+= 9 เพื่อการกุศลโดย วช." account number 9864093177". Profits after deducting all expenses, will be donated to the Thai Red Cross Society. For more details, please visit www.แปดสิบเก้าทับเจ็ดสิบ.com or FB: โครงการสร้างสรรค์ 89/70/4447+=9


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