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    A note on Thailand Biennale

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/01/2019

    » One recent morning at Nopphrat Thara beach, the high tide flooded the lower part of a strange, interwoven structure. Rising from the blue water of the bay, it looked like an island, a new, unmapped island of Krabi visible from this popular spot where tourists visit and board tour boats to outlying islands.

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    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

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    Serious but bizarre intricacies

    Life, Brandon Harder, Published on 08/12/2016

    » Had George Orwell taken over Lewis Carroll's Wonderland trip, Thai artist Pom Jitpratuk would've made a suitable illustrator.

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    Feelings only

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 23/09/2016

    » The most interesting thing happening at the EM District right now is the annual EmQuartier Art Festival. Aside from the art market and creative workshops for you to swan-dive into, the festival's main exhibition should definitely be on your agenda, as it is the first dual exhibition between two masters of Thai abstract art, Somyot Hananuntasuk and Somboon Hormtientong. Guru catches up with the legends to get a better understanding of what draws them towards abstract art and what it has meant to them for the last 40 years and counting.

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    A photographer princess

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/04/2019

    » Armed with her Leica camera and fixed lens, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the youngest daughter of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, woke up before sunrise -- at 5am -- and rode a jeep and hot-air balloon in search of the Big Five game animals of Kenya that are hardest to shoot on foot. In tough weather conditions, dusty and humid, she captured moments in the savannahs through still and motion pictures while illustrating her quest in her personal sketchbook. She worked until twilight shed the best lighting. At night, she rested in a tent with no phone signal. This happened every day throughout her five-day journey in Kenya in May 2018.

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    Sculptor gets laughs in New York with monuments to fake tragedies

    AFP, Published on 24/12/2018

    » NEW YORK - It all started in 2016 with a bronze statue commemorating the tragic day in November 1963 when a giant octopus upended the Staten Island ferry, killing nearly 400 people in New York.

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    Showcasing influence of J-culture

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/07/2016

    » It is difficult to determine the extent of the influence that Japanese comics, cartoons and games have had on Thai people. From classics, the likes of Doraemon and Atom Boy, to more contemporary works like Detective Conan and Fullmetal Alchemist, Japanese pop culture has permeated into the collective psyche of Thai people for as long as most of us can remember, and has had a major role in the formation of Thai pop culture as we know it today.

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    New Shakespeare First Folio discovered in Scotland

    AFP, Published on 07/04/2016

    » LONDON - A new William Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original collection of 36 of his plays published in 1623, has been discovered on a Scottish island, the University of Oxford said Thursday.

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    Creative dialogue

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 16/07/2014

    » It’s either very enticing or discouraging to viewers when curator Andrew Stahl says that his new exhibition “illustrates nothing” and that “we expect an electric conversation with excitement and perhaps even failure”. The show is called “Monologue Dialogue 3: Fragility And Monumentality”, currently on display on the ninth floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and the works from various artists shown together are just as overwhelming as the exhibition’s title itself.

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    Pace's pixels show quest for solace in world of rubbish

    Life, Published on 03/07/2012

    » Eat Me Restaurant presents "Scavengers", a photographic exhibition featuring the latest works by Steve Pace, who has captured provocative images of crisis and compassion during his extensive travels.

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