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  • TECH

    Digital magic

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/12/2018

    » When Miguel Chevalier started out as a digital artist three decades ago, it never crossed his mind that he'd ever be exhibiting his works in a faraway country like Thailand. Regarded as the mastermind and pioneer of digital and virtual arts, Chevalier had to overcome multiple obstacles in order to push the boundaries of art and art history.

  • LIFE

    Pushing the limits

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 29/03/2019

    » Towering inside the 4th-floor studio of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are tall ceramic structures, giant gravity-defying vessels, and impossibly large porcelain vases that any porcelain fanatic would marvel at.

  • OPINION

    Biting the bullet

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2019

    » For the past year or so, I've had pretty much the same routine. Go to the office, write, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, interview someone interesting, write some more, rinse and repeat. It's been a fulfilling, secure and comfortable existence.

  • LIFE

    What's trending and happening this week.

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/11/2017

    » 1 Vive La France! From this month forward, citizens of Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India and Russia won't have to wait 10 days for their visa delivery time. The French government has now significantly reduced visa delivery times to merely 48 hours in order to try to increase the number of foreign tourists following a dramatic dip due to the wave of terrorist attacks in 2016. This year, the country is targeting 89 million tourists from 83 million last year, and plans to bring in 100 million tourists in 2020.

  • LIFE

    A region in flux

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2017

    » What do four contemporary artists from three other Southeast Asian countries have that could resonate in a country like Thailand?

  • LIFE

    Big draw in Hollywood

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2017

    » Three years ago, Fawn Veerasunthorn became an overnight sensation. A picture of her had gone viral in the country, sending Thais into a fit of excitement and wonder. In it, she was clutching the elusive golden Oscar statuette with a gleaming smile on her face. The caption read "Yay Frozen! (Thanks for the pic, Nancy:)", and it got netizens digging.

  • THAILAND

    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

  • LIFE

    How to thrive

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/06/2016

    » Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn has a lot on his plate. As the newly appointed Chulalongkorn University President, he is not only at the helm of the country's most respected educational institution, but a rich landlord in a prime location in Bangkok. Over the next four years (eight if he gets extended), there will be an overwhelming number of goals and concerns -- academic, economic and everything in between -- that he has to quickly act on.

  • LIFE

    Bloody artists

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Hung on the walls of Sukhumvit 43's Galerie Oasis are oil paintings oozing with grief, melancholy and pain. There's a figure of a woman crucified on a giant cross with blood streaming out of her hands and genitalia; an angel with empty eye-sockets holding his bloody eyes in his hands; and Buddha standing on a bloody lotus with a skull instead of his usual serene face.

  • LIFE

    Swimming fools

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 28/11/2018

    » Scandinavian artistic duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset -- two of the world's most admired artists, whose giant, vertical swimming-pool structure is now on show as part of the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 -- have a penchant for the fun, absurd and provocative.

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