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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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    A bamboo tree for all trades

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 08/07/2018

    » A rare sighting of phai si suk, or thorny bamboo, only seems to bring up memories of the past nowadays.

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    Portrait of artistsas young craftsmen

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 24/06/2018

    » The nostalgia of childhood, social problems and the hardships of life -- all count themselves among the themes spotlighted in an ongoing exhibition featuring selected works by Thai art students of all disciplines.

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    Art and coup: Four years and counting

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 23/05/2018

    » Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the May 2014 coup d'etat. While it continues to underpin the political landscape, the coup also sparked an unprecedented rise in Thai artworks with political messages. A new political art exhibition took place almost every month since May 2014.

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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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    Entertaining a dark soul

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 15/11/2017

    » Writer Franz Kafka's sombre, absurd, yet resolutely modern universe has long been a source of inspiration for filmmakers; his novels and short stories having provided the basis for several film adaptations, from Orson Welles' critically-acclaimed The Trial to lesser-known movies such as Michael Haneke's The Castle. As part of "Unfolding Kafka Festival 2017", an expert explains how Kafka's works continue to fascinate readers and audiences, in large part due to the Czech writer's sharp intuition and "prophetic" perception of modern-day woes.

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    The charm of enamelware

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 15/04/2018

    » In a trend-driven world, enamelware remains a classic.

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    Contemporary mission

    Life, Published on 10/04/2018

    » A few months prior to its 10th anniversary, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made a major announcement: a new director. As of March 1, Pawit Mahasarinand has taken the helm of the city's main art venue and the largest public-funded art centre in the country, a surprising choice to many, though an entirely welcoming one.

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    Planes, trains and assorted thrills

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Touted as an art gallery, theatre, cinema, co-working space, cafe & restaurant, design studio, exotic garden, vintage barber and private museum -- among several other creative things -- ChangChui has become the talk of the town in recent days as much for its artsy, hipsterish concept as its contribution to the massive traffic congestion in the Bang Plad area since its opening last Friday. Over the weekend it attracted thousands of visitors, shoppers, diners and selfie addicts who feasted on ChangChui's industrial chic backdrop. By last Sunday, the space suggested through its Facebook page for visitors to come by taxi, for the convenience of everyone.

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    Transmitting human angst

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Second time's a charm for Fullfat Theatre at Warehouse 30. The company returns to the space that had dwarfed and overwhelmed the troupe's first play [Co/exist] with its sheer size and uninsulated high ceiling. With the new play, Taxiradio, playwright-director and Fullfat co-founder Nophand Boonyai has successfully tamed the rugged space to achieve not only live performance suitability, but also intimacy.

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