From Life to Arts:
the Reflections of Thai Communities
through Local Thai Contemporary Artists and Textiles
10-30 September 2021, The Royal Park Hotel Stockholm
Thailand is a land of cultural diversity. Travelling from the northern to the southern part of the country, people can experience a multicultural society, with distinctive cultures, diverse beliefs, and unique identities. The country’s multicultural regions may be classified mainly into four parts; Northern part, Eastern part, Central part, and Southern part and each part has its own unique culture and local ways of life.
Among the cultural diversities, differences are not a division line but a charm in perfect harmony. In this connection, the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Stockholm, proudly present “From Life to Arts Exhibition: The Reflections of Thai Communities through Local Thai Contemporary Artists and Textiles” in order to tell a story of cultural uniqueness from four different parts of Thailand and their harmony in an artistic way.
The Exhibition comprises three sections, namely: (1) Artworks from Thai Contemporary Artists, (2) Textiles of Thailand, and (3) Thainess in Sweden.
Artworks from Thai Contemporary Artists
Textiles of Thailand
Thainess in Sweden
By the Royal Thai Embassy’s approximation, there are 60,000-80,000 Thais currently residing Sweden. They have been assimilated and blended in Swedish societies quite well.
Thainess means a lot when Thais are far away from home. At least they can be proud that they come from a society with invaluable traditional and cultural roots. The Embassy had organized a photo contest on the theme of “Being Thai in Sweden” in December 2020. The total of almost 600 photos were submitted to this contest. The committee comprising the Embassy, the Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office, and the Chair of Sala Thai Association, had examined all the submitted photos and decided to grant award number 1-5 and 10 honorable mention prizes. The photos submitted show Thainess in diverse angles, ranging from arts and performances, cuisine, beliefs and values, love and respect for the Thai Nation, Religion, and Monarchy, and Thai-Swedish ties, to name a few. These photos show their pride in being Thai. Some photos make us smile. Others make Thais miss their homes and loved ones back in Thailand.