Toot Yung Art Gallery is moving to Chiang Mai

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Toot Yung Art Gallery

is moving to Chiang Mai

Catherine Vanesse

23 June 2018

After several years in Bangkok, Toot Yung Art Gallery is coming back to life in the countryside of Mae Rim, a few kilometers from Chiang Mai.

Contemporary art is increasingly present in Thailand’s second-largest city, as evidenced by the presence of one of the country’s finest contemporary art museums MAIIAM or by many art galleries and artists’ residences.

Newcomers to the Lanna scene, Toot Yung Art Center will open to the public on June 30, with an exhibition by Thai artist Tawan Wattuya.

Located thirty kilometers from Chiang Mai, in a green and serene setting, Toot Yung Art Center is intended to be a true center of art, combining a large house and gallery designed by Udom Dansakchai, as well as two other smaller wooden houses. The center will host high quality contemporary art exhibitions, artists in residence and cultural events.

As Toot Yung’s artistic director Myrtille Tibayrenc explains, the goal is to create an ideal space where foreign and local artists, art amateurs, but also artisans, musicians, writers can meet and be inspired by the flourishing nature…

Isolated from the city and in the countryside, this new space has really something to inspire. Myrtille, herself an artist, has also set up her studio there. A design-oriented boutique is also set to open in this new arty center in July.

Opening on June 30

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