Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
Le Méridien has created unique partnerships to provide guests with access to contemporary cultural centres around the world. Each room key card is a work of art itself, created exclusively by LM100™ members Hisham Bharoocha, Sam Samore and Yan Lei. Their collectible designs provide our guests with access to the renowned 100 Tonson Gallery.
Known for its innovative exhibits and unwavering support of contemporary and modern artists, 100 Tonson Gallery is dedicated to profiling contemporary art. Working across regional and international boundaries, the gallery has proven itself a pre-eminent force for the showcasing and reconsideration of global art practices. Ranked in 2007 by London’s Contemporary Art magazine among the top 50 emerging galleries worldwide, the gallery has been a pioneer in various fields, including displaying installation art, video installations, and conceptual context when it was rarely practiced among other galleries.
Named after its street address, 100 Tonson Gallery occupies a pristine minimalist space conceived by the noted French designer Christian Liaigre. The gallery’s roster and its scholarly and educational programs include renowned artists Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Chatchai Puipia, Phaptawan Suwanakudt, Pinaree Sanpitak, Sakarin Krue-On, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
The gallery proactively features its artists in local and international venues and supports their dynamic development and participation in a global contemporary context. Its current selection of emerging Thai artists is another testimony of the gallery’s widespread success, with Yuree Kensaku, Porntaweesak Rimsakul, Prateep Suthathongthai, and Wit Pimkanchanapong rounding out an ever-widening circle whose works have entered distinguished international museums’ collections. In bringing Thai and regional artists to international grounds, the gallery has participated in art fairs in Basel (Volta, ArtBasel), Hong Kong (ArtHK, ArtBasel HK), Art Dubai, Singapore (Singapore Artfair, Showcase Singapore, ArtStage), Shanghai (SHContemporary), and Beijing (CIGE).