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    Thailand's Thasnai facing a jury

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Thai artist Thasnai Sethaseree, whose monumental-scale paper collage work questions Thai historiography and structures of power, is among the finalists nominated for the 2018 Signature Art Prize in Singapore.

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    Thailand looks to its artistic big brother

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 17/05/2018

    » In the past two decades, Bangkok has sprouted several big and small international performing arts festivals -- Bangkok Theatre Festival being the largest event for local productions and Bangkok's International Festival of Dance and Music being the largest for international productions. Then there are emerging festivals spearheaded and run by new bloods like the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting that launched last year and the biannual Bangkok International Children's Theatre Fest now in its second instalment.

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    The Saatchi Gallery has its eye on Thailand

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 09/12/2015

    » The Saatchi Gallery in London is currently keeping an eye on Thai contemporary artists with the exhibition "Thailand Eye Presented By Prudential". This first major showcase of contemporary Thai art in the UK is the final instalment in a series of three cultural events to mark the 60th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, beginning with a khon performance at the Royal Albert Hall and the Thai Film Festival at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in June this year.

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    Drawing a perfect Thailand

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 19/10/2015

    » 'Everyone is 'drawing' the future," said Charan Homtienthong, president of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (Pubat). "In this time of change and new beginnings, Thai people should start thinking about and working towards the vision of what Thailand should be, and to 'draw' the picture of a perfect Thailand."

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    Thailand's painting of the year

    Life, Published on 21/10/2015

    » Last week local art and business communities converged at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC). They wanted to see who would win the coveted prizes of the United Overseas Bank of Thailand Painting of the Year Competition.

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    To Thailand by way of the world

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/05/2016

    » When asked which photograph among his deep portfolio is his favourite, former chief photographer for the Associated Press of Southeast Asia David Longstreath recalled a picture he took of a boy standing in front of the chapel that held Mother Teresa's funeral in Calcutta, India.

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    Exhibition asks, 'Has happiness returned to Thailand?'

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/07/2016

    » If "Fear" -- Manit Sriwanichapoom's latest photography and video show, which opened over the past weekend at H Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art and Kathmandu Photo Gallery (and at Yavuz Gallery in Singapore at the end of the month) -- isn't the hottest topic of discussion in the capital's art scene already, it soon will be.

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    Thailand in a room

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 05/02/2015

    » None of us own Bang-La-Merd, but we are all living in it. In Bang-La-Merd, you must be careful not to use the words "freedom" and "rights". The term "human rights" is especially sensitive and most likely prohibited, and in circumstances relating to the sacred, absolutely irrelevant. In Bang-La-Merd, it is advisable to not criticise all that you love and uphold for it is illegal to criticise those whom you must love and uphold. 

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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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