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  • LIFE

    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

  • LIFE

    One man and his piano

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/04/2019

    » When it is announced that a concert will be held at Bangkok's Scala cinema, it's usually a good one. The intimate setting, crisp sound system and unblocked views of the stage make it the perfect venue to show off an artist's raw talent. This was precisely the case with 28-year-old British singer-songwriter Tom Odell.

  • LIFE

    Pushing the limits

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 29/03/2019

    » Towering inside the 4th-floor studio of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are tall ceramic structures, giant gravity-defying vessels, and impossibly large porcelain vases that any porcelain fanatic would marvel at.

  • OPINION

    Biting the bullet

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2019

    » For the past year or so, I've had pretty much the same routine. Go to the office, write, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, interview someone interesting, write some more, rinse and repeat. It's been a fulfilling, secure and comfortable existence.

  • THAILAND

    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

  • TECH

    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.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • LIFE

    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.

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