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    Making an artistic splash with a social conscience

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 29/11/2017

    » Kawita Vatanajyankur's video performances, set against candy-coloured backdrops, are both alluring and thought-provoking, as the artist is far more concerned with what's going on inside the candy factory than with bright and shiny wrappings, of the kind that has come to define our modes of consumption. With several major international exhibitions in 2017 -- including a stint at the Venice Art Biennale as part of the Alamak! Pavilion -- Kawita has been busy packing and unpacking, installing her works in locations around the globe.

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    A misunderstood culture revealed

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Descending from the original inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, the Orang Asli community has a long history, one that has been extensively recorded in Thai literature and history. Appearing in a wide array of texts, from King Rama V's play Ngoh Pah to the folk tale Sang Thong, their portrayals haven't always been positive or done justice to the wealth of their culture.

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    Spinning narratives

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 10/05/2017

    » What do a lazy Susan -- a turntable, and common sight in Chinese dining known in Thai as to jeen -- and a microwave have in common? They both rotate and carry food.

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    Paying a visit to the doc

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 17/03/2017

    » Documentary films have taken Bangkok by storm. Once neglected, the genre today enjoys the limelight.

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