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    Different strokes

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 24/07/2013

    » Today there are many channels available for visual artists from Southeast Asia to broaden their international reputation _ overseas residencies, art competitions, participation in leading biennales. But Natee Utarit does not forget to include a very basic element, a presence in commercial art galleries.

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    Rural Reflection

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 26/06/2013

    » Even though the origin of Thai visual art set itself away from the practice of realism, modern Thai artists in general are not less competent than any others in the skill of rendering things to be truthful to nature. For instance, the canvasses of Chamras

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    Cinema paradiso

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 12/06/2013

    » In this current age of multi-disciplinary creatives, the licence to execute a visual arts project is no longer confined to those people with direct artistic backgrounds. More and more works and exhibitions are coming from talents with diverse artistic origins and training.

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    What is it, mum?

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 22/05/2013

    » During a recent weekend, a regular Hua Hin vacationer decided to take Phetkasem Road rather than Rama II Road as usual. Passing Phra Pathom Chedi, his mind turned to having lunch at Ratchaburi's Muang district. Nothing but its famed pork noodles with half a boiled egg as the major temptation.

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    Holier than thou

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 13/03/2013

    » Thailand calls itself a Buddhist country, but we should be regarded as a land of ironies as well. Occasionally, we hear news about public anger against a foreign commercial that juxtaposes the image of the Lord Buddha with some improper objects, like shoes, or with half-naked women. Meanwhile, we see a large number of collectors appreciating Buddhist amulets on sale along Bangkok's dirty footpaths.

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    (Con)Temporary existence

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 21/11/2012

    » Despite its increasing importance as the capital's flagship art venue, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) has run into its fair share of criticism. Its semi-spiral design is not only quirky to the eye, but also awkward as an exhibition space. Curators need to think more than twice about how to appropriately install artworks inside rooms that have an unusual layout and obstructive poles.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Warp into art

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 05/09/2012

    » Besides its role as a haven of antique shops, the strip on Charoen Krung Road around the General Post Office was once a locale of leading contemporary art galleries.

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    Flagging up protest

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 04/07/2012

    » After Bangkok, Chiang Mai holds the torch as the second hub of contemporary art activities. Unfortunately, after its establishment more than a decade ago, the CMU Art Centre at Chiang Mai University hasn't achieved its ambition of becoming the northern city's artistic epicentre.

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    Ambience with ambition

    Life, Pattara Danutra, Published on 01/08/2012

    » The classical Sino-Portuguese buildings along the strip of Nang Ngam and Nakorn Nai road of Muang district, Songkhla province, have long been recognised for their historical significance. Many of them have graced the downtown of this southern capital for over a century.

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