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    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.


    Omega women

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/11/2018

    » For 170 years, Swiss luxury-watch company Omega has been pushing the frontiers of precision in horology, proven by the calibre of individuals donning Omega's timepieces on their wrists. From John F. Kennedy to Neil Armstrong to North Pole explorer Ralph Plaisted, watches like the Speedmaster and Seamaster have been cemented in some of the most important moments and milestones in world history.


    Bloody artists

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Hung on the walls of Sukhumvit 43's Galerie Oasis are oil paintings oozing with grief, melancholy and pain. There's a figure of a woman crucified on a giant cross with blood streaming out of her hands and genitalia; an angel with empty eye-sockets holding his bloody eyes in his hands; and Buddha standing on a bloody lotus with a skull instead of his usual serene face.


    Bridging the gap

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 24/10/2018

    » Ancient temples and modern art. They seem like two ends of a cultural spectrum that wouldn't seem to bridge well with one another.


    The new face of art in Thailand

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 22/10/2018

    » Friday marked the official launch of Thailand's premiere Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB). It's been a long time coming, but for those in the dark, a biennale, in the art world, is a large-scale international contemporary art exhibition that takes place every two years in major art hubs around the world. Artworks by both renowned artists and rising stars are scattered throughout the city, adding vibrancy and sparking profound discussions about art and culture for a period of a few months.


    Street art revitalises Old Town

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The streets of Bangkok's Old Town just got a lot more colourful as the Pipit Bang Lamphu Street Art event launches on Friday, lasting until the very end of this year.


    Branded art

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » For their final international art showcase of the year, Sofitel SO will be hosting "Beyond Bangkok" -- a solo exhibition by French London-based contemporary artist Louise-Nicolas Darbon from tonight until Nov 10, 2018.


    The Killers kill it at Thunder Dome

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » Despite the absolute chaos of acquiring wristbands to enter Thunder Dome's concert hall (VIJI Corp, please figure this out), Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers made up for it 10 times over with possibly one of the best rock concert experiences in Thailand this year.


    Fantastic folk montages

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » For over a decade, New York-based interdisciplinary artist Bruce Gundersen has been fascinated by Southeast Asian mythical folk tales. Stories like Pla Boo Thong (The Golden Goby Fish) and Champa Thong have long been passed down from generation to generation through text, song, dance, visual arts, and even in TV series and movies.

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