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Gallery Report

Galerie Kyoto Chirathivat

Jennifer Gampell

Installation view of 'Francesco Clemente: Watercolours and Pastels' exhibition at Kyoko Chirathivat, Bangkok.

When Kyoko Chirathivat opened her Bangkok gallery in December 1994, it became the first in Southeast Asia to show top-notch contemporary western art exclusively. Her announced intention was also to incorporate aspects of the museum/art institution into the gallery concept. More than just a commercial venue for viewers and buyers, Kyoko wanted it to become a 'cultural place' where people could learn about art and gain an international perspective on art.

One year and…

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