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    Familiar beauty

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 11/10/2017

    » Hung on the 4th and 5th floors of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are familiar photographs of Buddhist statues, stunning ancient pagodas, and people and monks absorbed in prayer. The photos, taken by veteran Italian photographer Andrea Pistolesi are highly dramatic -- sometimes overly so, with high dynamic range effects, high contrast, and interesting textures superimposed on top.

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    Standing for something

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/06/2017

    » There is one thing you can always expect from Wit Pimkarnchanapong's works: the unexpected.

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    Subversive, perverse, funny, honest?

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Joan Cornellà's art isn't for the sensitive of heart. Masked in bright colours and empty smiles of his characters, his comics are vile, controversial, politically incorrect and uncomfortable. But to the right kind of person, they're absolutely hilarious.

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    Art on a huge scale

    Brunch, Michael Ruffles, Published on 23/10/2016

    » If Thailand was to get a 23-metre easel weighing 12 tonnes, where should it go? And what painting should it support? These are the questions Cameron Cross hopes to answer as he attempts to bring his international public art project to Thailand.

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    Regional revolution

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 03/02/2016

    » 'An art fair is always a commercial event," said Lorenzo Rudolf, founder and president of Art Stage Singapore whose sixth edition ended last month. There's not a response more apt than that to a common complaint like: "Oh, but Art Stage is too commercial." It's an art fair, and quite naturally, as Rudolf added in an interview during the fair, "the galleries come here to sell".

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    Race for gender equality

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/01/2016

    » It's been only 28 days, but 2016 is already promising to be yet another fun, interesting and tumultuous year for the LGBT community worldwide.

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    Bangkok Comic Con's back alley

    Life, Adam Kohut, Published on 07/05/2015

    » '[As Thais] we only adopt, poorly. We're not creating anything new. But such is the way of the Thai mentality. We don't lead. We follow. We want something we're used to. We like imitations. As content consumers, we like junk food."

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    Curating cultural creativity

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 20/03/2015

    » It's a continuous run on the treadmill for art collectors and design devotees when the art fair season kicks off in January. March is undoubtedly a peak period, with exhibitions going on every weekend. The most prominent one in Asia, Art Basel Hong Kong, something of a high-end art supermarket, wrapped up on Tuesday. The fair saw over 3,000 artists around the world touch down at the gateway to Asia for the third year to beguile the moneyed and style-savvy art connoisseurs.

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    Birdwatching in town

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 25/12/2014

    » Whether you are an art enthusiast, a collector of rare antique books or simply a bird lover, the exhibition of limited edition posters of bird illustrations from the book Birds of America, on the fourth floor of Central Embassy, is worth checking out.

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    Culture on a string

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/10/2014

    » While the epic Ramakien is told through nang talung, the art of shadow puppetry from southern Thailand, a shadow puppet from Hamburg, Germany, will portray a child waking up in the middle of the night.

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