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  • LIFE

    Teutonic dreams, re-dreamt

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 05/04/2017

    » There is nothing quite like seeing -- back to back -- two of Pina Bausch's most emblematic works. Audiences are met with double the beauty, and double the intensity, of the late German choreographer's compositions, dreamy and surreal, both emotionally and psychologically raw.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 28/04/2018

    » 1 The popular American thriller series Westworld has returned for a second season. On this occasion, HBO Asia is treating its fans to a number of activities, including a Maze Game that can be played on a dedicated micro-site (hboasia.com/HBO/shows/westworld). The Maze Game allows fans to explore more of the Westworld universe, while participants have until June 25 to direct the ball to the centre of the maze, with 12 levels to clear. Fans who obtain the 10 top scores will win exclusive Westworld merchandise and prizes. If you're planning a visit to Singapore next month, HBO Asia is also holding a virtual reality event from May 10 to May 19.

  • THAILAND

    Three months of edgy grassroots art

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 06/07/2018

    » Bangkok's first-ever Biennial officially kicked off on Sunday night with an evening aerobics session on the Chao Phraya riverside at a popular spot for dwellers and sports lovers beneath the Rama VIII bridge. The choice of location -- anchored in Bangkok residents' daily lives -- and the disruptive event itself -- complete with ceremonial opening remarks and a ribbon-cutting moment -- set the tone (i.e. caustic, critical and edgy) for the many art exhibitions and activities to be held in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand in the coming months.

  • LIFE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 23/06/2018

    » 1. Enjoy a night of art, film and food with Deus Ex Machina and Moto Guzzi. The event, starting at 4pm today has plenty of activities to fit each and everyone's tastes. So whether you're going for the short movie line-up at a ride-in cinema, or choose to attend a live-painting session with Australian artist Paul McNeil, there'll be games, music, food and fun. Along with the Deus Art Exhibition, Moto Guzzi will be presenting their latest -- and limited edition -- model at ACMEN Ekamai Complex on Ekamai 15. To RSVP call 089-491-6099 or 090-865-0266.

  • LIFE

    The heaviness of history, worn lightly

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 28/02/2018

    » Suddenly, Thai traditional costumes have made a quiet comeback -- for at least a month or so.

  • LIFE

    Yelo's hello to Kawee

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 19/12/2017

    » Since the opening of Yelo House in August, this café-meets-gallery-meets-workshop space has been holding timely exhibitions and activities for those with an interest in arts and crafts but who don't necessarily seek out the gallery scene in Bangkok.

  • LIFE

    A reluctant star

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 19/12/2017

    » Jay Fai usually opens her shop around 3pm. But these days, no matter how early you get to Mahachai Road, it's likely you'll find a commotion and a line of people waiting for a seat. Plastic chairs have been put out on the footpath, but an army of cameras and phone-toting would-be customers still stand in front of the kitchen and reservation tables, hoping to catch a glimpse of the "omelette queen" herself.

  • LIFE

    An alternative dimension

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Entering Chai Siris' exhibition at Gallery VER is in many ways like penetrating a spirit house. Once shuffled through the door, visitors find themselves plunged in semi-obscurity, surrounded by life-size banana trees and landscape views that cover entire walls.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Subtly subversive

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 10/01/2018

    » 'I'm not an artist -- I'm only 50% of an artist," said Michael Elmgreen of the Nordic duo Elmgreen & Dragset on his recent visit to Bangkok.

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