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  • LIFE

    Lion's share

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/01/2017

    » The night was lively around the neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés last Saturday for the opening of this year's Paris Déco Off, an annual event where more than 100 home-furnishing-fabrics brands join to showcase their latest designs. But there was perhaps more buzzing than anywhere else down the quaint Rue de Furstenberg where the Jim Thompson showroom is situated.

  • LIFE

    One man's garbage ...

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 01/02/2017

    » Chareon Krung has for the past few years been home to many exciting galleries and Pomp is the latest addition to the vibrant scene. It's a shame that its inaugural show, titled "Pomp", ended last week as it would have made a fun part in this week's Galleries' Night.

  • LIFE

    So much art, so little time

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 01/02/2017

    » Chiang Mai got its fill last weekend, and now it's time for the Bangkok edition of Galleries' Night, organised by the French embassy. First of all, it just amazes you how active the scene is. Running on Friday and Saturday, there will be more than 40 galleries participating in the event where venues open late into the night.

  • THAILAND

    The case of the closing(?) Art Center

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 11/01/2017

    » To close down or not to close down? One would have thought that that is not the question for Chulalongkorn University's The Art Center, after having been one of Thailand's most prominent art institutions for 20 years -- after playing host to some of Thailand's best-established artists as well as international names such as Joan Miró, Marina Abramovic, Zhang Peili and more.

  • LIFE

    Guns and roses

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 04/01/2017

    » The atmosphere at the Jim Thompson Art Center is seemingly intimidating. Two larger-than-life rifles stand threateningly tall. In a 24-channel video installation, entitled The Game, we see military-clad twin brothers on a motorcycle, rifles in hands.

  • LIFE

    A quiet weekend of dance

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 15/12/2016

    » The 11th International Butoh Festival kicked off last week with performances Sonata For An Uninhibited Body by Rosana Barra, Oju Obá -- The Eyes Of The Falling King, The Eyes Of The Rising King by Calé Miranda and Indonesian performer Tony Broer's untitled show. Awaiting Butoh fans on this second and final weekend is one of the festival's highlights: Quiet House, a collaboration piece by Japan's Takayuki Takita and Yuko Kawamoto, and Teerawat Mulvilai from B-Floor Theatre.

  • LIFE

    Constant flux

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 14/12/2016

    » Bangkok Art and Culture Centre hasn't seen this many visitors in quite a while. Today people are everywhere in the exhibition space on the 9th floor even though it is a weekday afternoon. They have never been so involved with the artworks on display and careless as to what other visitors might think of them.

  • LIFE

    Face of the streets at Bangkok Citycity Gallery

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 16/12/2016

    » After a four-year hiatus, famed Thai street artist Patcharapon Tangruen, better known as Alex Face, is presenting his solo show "Alive" at Bangkok Citycity Gallery. His absence, however, was merely from gallery spaces for his iconic three-eyed rabbit-like character has been on the streets everywhere -- Bangkok, Jakarta, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, to name a few.

  • LIFE

    Remaking the scene

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/12/2016

    » It has been a busy year for the Thai art scene, with well-known artists taking turns treating Bangkok viewers to their latest works, new galleries welcomed and old ones closing down, and politics remaining deeply embedded in artistic expression.

  • LIFE

    Exhibition weighs in on nature of art and beauty

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 30/11/2016

    » It seems that everyone in the world but this writer had made it to the opening of Erwin Wurm's "The Philosophy Of Instructions" at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre last Friday. The heavy rain and traffic were to blame.

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