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    Never forget

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 05/10/2016

    » In a stage performance that just finished its run on Sunday, performers re-enacted scenes in which victims were hunted, beaten and strangled to death. In an art exhibition opening tomorrow, we'll see in paintings traces of atrocious scenes in the foreground while the surface is heavily smudged with paint, to the point of abstraction.

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    Brave new world

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/09/2016

    » At NACC, a small and bare art space in the much-hyped Soi Nana near the Hua Lamphong MRT station, works in different media -- installation, photography and video -- from five artists are thrown together. One video shows a sound artist, covered in the fluidity of lighting projection, lost in his own music while another features a woman holding a block of ice in the middle of the sea.

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    YenakArt Villa

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/09/2016

    » Curated by Prapon Kumjim, YenakArt Villa presents "Absolutely Unsure", a multidisciplinary art exhibition by six emerging artists who are Bangkok University alumni which explores a range of issues, from the grand narrative ideals of Thainess, the awkward generation gap to the notions of gender and individuality.

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    Rock of ages

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 20/09/2016

    » In 1992, Moderndog as students went onstage in The Coke Music Award with the sole intention of messing things around -- it was at the time a relatively sombre affair with a lot of bands opting for jazz. "It was the only chance we had to make loud noise in the Chulalongkorn University Auditorium," said the band's lead singer Thanachai Ujjin in a recent interview with Life.

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    Glimmer of life

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 14/09/2016

    » 'Understanding the techniques of manufacture of ancient gold is fascinating," wrote archaeological scientist and conservator Anna Bennett in the preface of The Ancient History Of U Thong, City Of Gold, a book which was recently launched in collaboration with the Designated Area for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) and Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA). "It also provides archaeologists and art historians with a better understanding of the socio-economic conditions of a given place at any given time."

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    Recalling Thailand's darkest hour

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 15/09/2016

    » Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the Oct 6, 1976, event, or Thammasat University Massacre -- a tragedy in which arguably more than 100 students were killed by Thai state forces and far-right paramilitaries, and in commemoration of that, critically-acclaimed director and choreographer Teerawat Mulvilai of B-Floor Theatre presents his latest performance Fundamental which is running at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

  • TECH

    Stay positive

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/09/2016

    » 'Smile. No matter how bad today is, tomorrow is going to be better." This is just one of a number of encouraging quotes one can find on SabaiJai, a mobile application developed by Khon Kaen University's Department of Computer Science and Khon Kaen Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital, which was launched earlier this month on the occasion of this year's World Suicide Prevention Day.

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    The politics of love

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/09/2016

    » Thanapol Virulhakul, critically-acclaimed stage director and choreographer, has a way of giving space a certain significance. His take is usually minimalistic, the stage bare and his actors assigned with limited set of movements, and it is the relentless repetition of those elements that would slowly make up the storyline and become part of the blow in the end.

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    Threading her way through Islam

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/09/2016

    » The painting looks computerised, yet there are imperfections as if it was made by hand. Looking closely, the forms on the work seem abstract, yet from afar, they are clearly human figures kneeling down as if praying. Entitled Jamaah 2, an Arabic term loosely meaning the act of doing good in congregation with the community, the work is by Thidarat Chantachua, and it was the winner of the 2015 UOB Painting of the Year Award in the Established Artist Category.

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    YenakArt Villa

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/09/2016

    » Curated by Prapon Kumjim, YenakArt Villa presents "Absolutely Unsure", a multidisciplinary art exhibition by six emerging artists who are Bangkok University's alumni which explores a range of issues, from the grand narrative ideals of Thainess, the awkward generation gap to the notions of gender and individuality.

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