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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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    High concept

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/09/2016

    » Entang Wiharso, Geraldine Javier, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhao Zhao -- I've Googled them, and yes, they are all huge in the contemporary art world.

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    Human suffering takes centrestage

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/09/2016

    » After a two-year hiatus, playwright and director Nophand Boonyai is back with his new work Happy New Year Mr. Smith, a play about a divorcee, a person averse to marriage and a celebrity who are entering their 40s.

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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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    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.

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    It's a whitewash!

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 31/08/2016

    » Art Matters this month begins with words of congratulations to Speedy Grandma which just celebrated its fourth anniversary this past weekend. After closing down for several months because, according to co-founder Lee Anantawat, "we were just bored and tired", the gallery in Charoen Krung 28 is now back and it's just, well, as fun and slightly dingy as before.

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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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