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    A Mad look at the classics

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 16/05/2018

    » Madsaki's artworks are stupid. Stupid of course, in the best cackle-inducing way possible. In his latest solo exhibition "Combination Platter" (situated on the ground floor of Ploenchit's Central Embassy), Leonardo da Vinci's 16th-century masterpiece Salvador Mundi is now a beady-eyed Jesus. And Picasso's US$155 million (4.9 billion baht) Le Rêve -- instead of a tranquil woman napping peacefully on a sofa, she now has giant black button eyes and a dumb smile to match. Honestly, they're even more entertaining to look at than the originals.

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    Taiwan's real to reel

    Life, Published on 29/08/2018

    » A protest doc, a lesbian Taoist mother, a portrait of a dissident group, a woman who will become a teacher when she's dead -- these are some of the titles to be shown at the "Taiwan Documentary Film Festival In Bangkok 2018", which begins tomorrow at SF CentralWorld.

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    Photographer Tom Jacobi offers insights

    Life, Published on 21/08/2018

    » Award-winning photographer Tom Jacobi will share his discovery of mystical, timeless places that were created by nature over millennia during the "RPST Master Series Artist Talk" at the Auditorium, 5th floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Pathumwan intersection, on Thursday from 5pm to 6.30pm.

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    Dance without a safety net

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 09/08/2018

    » Choreographer Thanapol Virulhakul is adamant about creating performances that defy the definition of dance. In his "contemporary dance piece" Hipster The King, performers stand in a tableau for most of the show. In Happy Hunting Ground, the choreography consists mostly of jogging up and down the stage.

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    Likay lives on

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 07/08/2018

    » My first experience of popular theatre in Thailand was a likay performance in the main market in Chumpon. I had not been in Thailand for long and was on my way back from a trip to Malaysia, travelling by local bus and train.

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    Fluidity on stage with American dance troupe

    Life, Published on 31/07/2018

    » The Friends of the Arts Foundation presents Holding Space by Dana Lawton Dances (DLD) from the US at the auditorium of Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Pathumwan intersection, on Aug 8 at 7pm.

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    When in doubt, have fun

    Life, Published on 26/07/2018

    » Since opening Artist + Run in Bangkok, Angkrit Ajchariyasophon's curatorial work has somewhat supplanted his artistic practice. But the day-to-day management of his busy gallery on Narathiwas 22 and off-site exhibitions hasn't kept him from producing new works, which have been exhibited in Thailand and abroad.

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    Into the labyrinth

    Life, Published on 26/07/2018

    » The themes of memory, history and how we deal with our past have appeared in many Thai plays and performances of the last few years. Dreambox Theatre's Daraka Wongsiri's new musical and first original script since 2012, too, tackles these themes through the story of a house riddled with dark secrets. The result is a suspenseful family saga with just the right amount of whodunit, horror and comedy.

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    Their story

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'I feel like I'm walking into an execution ground," said Thai artist Thasnai Sethaseree at the end of June, a few minutes before the Signature Art Prize 2018 award ceremony in Singapore was about to start. "Personally, when I'm in a position that I'm judged, I feel uncomfortable. It doesn't have to do with winning or not winning. I just don't like getting tested."

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    Madame Butterflyin the age of human trafficking

    Life, Published on 10/07/2018

    » Tomorrow and on Thursday, Opera Siam's 17th season will close with two performances of one of the "top 10" operas, performed over 2,000 times around the world this year alone, Madame Butterfly. It's a tear-jerker, a relentlessly romantic piece full of famous melodies and a can't-lose formulaic plot: boy meets girl, boy dumps girl, girl kills herself.

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