CHEN MAN SHOW AT MET BANGKOK IS NOW OPEN The first solo Bangkok show form the avant-garde Chinese fasion photographer will run until May 31st.
Chen Man at the Met is now open at Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok in the city’s South Sathorn district, showcasing the unique vision of China’s foremost fasion photographer and artist. The exhibition, which is installed in a specially commissioned pop-up gallery space within the hotel’s iconic Met Bar, displys nine lightbox images and two printed pieces. Six prints by Chen Man are aslo on display in one of the hotel’s exclusive Penthouse Suites, allowing guests to enjoy Chen Man’s work in the privacy of their own room.
On show are several pieces from her ‘Bed Head’ series, which uses waste materials painstakingly constructed on the model to drive the concept of the need for environmentally friendly fasions.She says: “With the complex use of waste materials carefully constructed directly onto the models’ fom, the meaning is constructed by injecting the materials directly into the creative process”. To celebrate the show, the hotel has devised a range of Chen Man-inspired highlights including cocktails by ABSOLUT VODKA- ‘ABSOLUT Femme Fatale’and ‘ABSOLUT Jade’. The Swedish vodka brand have previously collaborated with Chen Man on a special Chinese limited edition vodka bottle’ABSOLUT 72’in 2010. There’s also an afternoon tea, available in the Met Bar or as part of the in-room service in the Penthouse Suite, which features a refreshing iced lychee, ginger and silver moon tea, pickled cucumber, lily
bud steamed buns and Chinese green tea brulees.Guests staying in the Chen Man Penthouse Suite will aslo receive a singned
book by Chen Man.
The exhibition is free to guests at the hotel and customers at the Met Bar. An overnight stay in the Chen Man Penthouse Suite will
cost form THB 20,000. Artwork will also be available to purchase through Singapore-based Lisa Botos, of Ooi Botos, who specially
curated the exhibition.
About Chen Man
A graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Chen Man is China’s leading fasion photographer whose distinctive vision of feminine beauty and power has placed her among the image-makers of choice for luxury brands like Celine, Versace, Chanel, MAC and Mercedes. Her work, considered defining of modern China, appears regularly in Chinese Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Chen Man participated in the Victoria&Albet Museum’s ‘China Desing Now’ exhibition in London. Her work has also been exhibited at the Salon National d’Art Contemporain at the Espace Cardin in Paris and Ullens Center of Contemporary Art in Beijing. The Today Art Museum in Beijing held a major solo retrospective of Chen Man’s work in 2011.
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