Shark Attack at WTF Bangkok

Freeland and Love Wildlife foundations, with support from Canon Marketing (Thailand), is holding an exhibition entitled 100% Shark to highlight shark conversation measures at WTF Café & Gallery from Feb. 21 to Mar. 22. The opening will be on Feb. 21 from 6pm to 9pm.

Up to 73 million sharks are killed each year to meet the demand for shark fin soup, and global shark populations are now in catastrophic decline.

International and local artists and photographers will exhibit works in support of a new USAID-sponsored campaign to reduce the sale and consumption of shark fin in Thailand.

The exhibition features four artists:

Photographs from Paul Hilton’s World Press Award 2012 winning series on shark finning, as well as recent images of an estimated 30,000 fins drying on urban rooftops that shocked the world:

Animal activist Jirayu Ekkul’s underwater photography shows sharks in their natural environment;

An anonymous installation artist creates work to reflect the mindless consumption culture of the controversial dish – shark fin soup;

Lastly, an educational VDO edited by newly graduated award winning artist, Silapakorn Kungsapichart.

All works aim to shake consumers out of complacency.

The exhibition is using art as a tool to expose the truth behind shark fin soup, highlighting the health risks and environmental impacts of consumption.

WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51
www.wtfbangkok.com
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 4-10pm
Free Admission

 

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