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    A moment in time

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 16/01/2019

    » Workers and labourers. They have both fascinated and perturbed photographers since the dawn of the industrial era. From Lewis Hine's haunting shots of child labour conditions in early 20th Century America to Sebastiao Salgado's stunning reporting on the world's manual labourers at the turn of the 21st century, images of their hardships and plight are what create social change, along with keeping the rest of the world humble and thankful for what they have.


    Sadly, barbarism begins at home

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Early last week, the world watched with bated breath to see if Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun would be sent back to what she feared would be her inevitable death in Saudi Arabia. The 18-year-old had renounced Islam (a crime punishable by death) and run away from her family, accusing them of physical and psychological abuse.


    Subverting the system

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/01/2019

    » If Miguel Januario had been born in Thailand, he probably would have been arrested or sent to a "re-education camp" by now. Through his 14-year ongoing artistic project "±MaisMenos±" (More-Less), the Portuguese artist creates scathing political and social criticisms through illegal public art interventions, sculptural installations, paintings and performances branded with his minimal logo of a plus and minus sign.

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    Digital magic

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/12/2018

    » When Miguel Chevalier started out as a digital artist three decades ago, it never crossed his mind that he'd ever be exhibiting his works in a faraway country like Thailand. Regarded as the mastermind and pioneer of digital and virtual arts, Chevalier had to overcome multiple obstacles in order to push the boundaries of art and art history.


    Power from within

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 19/12/2018

    » For 10 years, Chinese photographer Lou Yang has been taking pictures of girls. Unlike the proper, sickly-sweet and overly-feminine girls that Chinese mainstream media entrusts the world to see, Yang's girls cross the line of tradition and expectations while walking the line between fragility and strength.


    The 1975 returns to Bangkok after four years

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/12/2018

    » After four years, Manchester-based indie pop-rock outfit The 1975 returns to Bangkok as part of the Asian leg of their 2019 world tour.


    Shadows on the wall

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 12/12/2018

    » Stepping through a pair of curtains at the entrance of Kathmandu Photo Gallery, viewers are transported back in time. On the left of the gallery walls are 13 black-and-white photographs, depicting iconic scenes from late 2016, when citizens took pilgrimage to perform rituals of grief in front of the white walls of the Grand Palace where King Bhumibol Adulyadej's body lay in state inside.


    Swimming fools

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 28/11/2018

    » Scandinavian artistic duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset -- two of the world's most admired artists, whose giant, vertical swimming-pool structure is now on show as part of the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 -- have a penchant for the fun, absurd and provocative.


    Artful dissidence

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/11/2018

    » In a political climate where the concept of nationalism is blindly shoved down our throats and expressing one's opinions that are "inconsistent with truth" is a criminal offence, there are those who will always find a way to retaliate. From bombshell music videos, to poetry and artworks, one figure has seemed to catch the collective attention of those exasperated by the Kingdom's state of governance.


    Stranger in a strange land

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/11/2018

    » 'Bangkok, today I'll be signing books at 7pm," wrote Joan Cornellà last Saturday to his 4.7 million fans on Facebook. The message was paired with a painting of a smiling woman forming a heart with her two hands. In between her hands are the words "F*CK OFF". It received more than 8,300 Likes, Loves and Hahas -- something that only he can pull off.

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