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  • 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.

  • LIFE

    Examining identity

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 16/11/2016

    » A lot is going on in "Continuum: Acculturating", the latest exhibition at The Art Center at Chulalongkorn University. Jakkai Siributr, Jedsada Tangtrakulwong and Piyatat Hemmatat show different interests and practices, and with "acculturation" as the key idea, the result is three separate and complicated realms. In them, narratives and cultural identities -- those of the artists' origins and from the new environments they are looking at -- are constantly shifting and integrating.

  • LIFE

    The elephant in the room

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 17/11/2016

    » Last weekend, Something Missing, a performance by South Korea's Theatre Momggol and B-Floor Theatre, which won Best Movement-based Performance from the International Association of Theatre Critics (Thailand Centre) last year, was back at Thong Lor Art Space for its second instalment, called The Rite Of Passage.

  • LIFE

    Looking upward through the camera's lens

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 18/11/2016

    » Broccoli Revolution has for some time been known as a dream spot for vegan food, but that's not all it has to offer. Housed in the venue is the recently launched Case Art Space, and in its upcoming exhibition "Sky" will showcase photography from youth who participated in the FACES/NOW Art Therapy Programme.

  • OPINION

    Edgy film gets axe but soap rapes go on

    News, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 24/11/2016

    » It is with a frustratingly slow pace that Motel Mist, SEA Write Award-winner Prabda Yoon's debut feature film, starts off and it remains slow until much later on in the film.

  • LIFE

    When medicine is the problem, not the cure

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Thailand has an alarmingly high fatality rate due to antibiotic resistance derived from over-prescription and a widespread presence of the drugs in the food and water supply, according to research by Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, manager of the Drug System Monitoring Mechanism Development Centre.

  • THAILAND

    What's in a name?

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 02/11/2016

    » For "smooth cultural integration", Thai international study agency Smart NZ Education advises that students with nicknames like Poo, Pee and Porn consider alternatives. The issue made headlines earlier last month after a report by the New Zealand Herald indicated that students might get "harassed if nothing is done". That's not unlikely, despite the fact that "faeces", "urine" and "pornography" -- the formal English words for the aforementioned nicknames -- weren't exactly those parents' intention when their children first came into the world.

  • OPINION

    Knockin' on parody's door

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Enough about Bob Dylan and his Nobel Prize in Literature. He took his time but finally accepted the honour and will make it to the ceremony in Stockholm in December if he can.

  • LIFE

    Fair winds

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 10/11/2016

    » In the waters off Hua Hin's coastline, all was calm at first. Then, all of a sudden, a strong wind picked up, sending a young boy and his sailing dinghy to clash with another boat, which was leading the race.

  • LIFE

    Silent scream

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 09/11/2016

    » Like most other entertainment and cultural events, artist Sina Wittayawiroj's solo exhibition "Beat Around The Bush" at Bridge Art Space was cancelled last month due to the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It was not the right time, Sina said, because this is a sensitive time and his set of multidisciplinary works attempt to speak about a certain chapter in history, which has remained a taboo.

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