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“VRwandlung” Photo: Goethe-Institut Prague

Turn Into Kafka’s Giant Bug as Biennale Returns to Bangkok, Chiang Mai

BANGKOK — Franz Kafka’s seminal work “The Metamorphosis” is famous for its theme of animalism, alienation, and absurdity – where a man turns into...
Chatvichai Promadhattavedi, left, secretary of the BACC foundation, receiving petition letter from Chayan Chaiyaporn, right, campaign leader at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center on Oct. 9, 2019.

Art Enthusiasts Demand Answers Behind BACC Director Sacking

BANGKOK — Fans of the city’s largest downtown art center submitted a petition Wednesday demanding a clear explanation behind the recent expulsion of the gallery’s director.
“Karma” (2015, Arbat).

Movies About King, Katoey, Bad Monk Added to National Film Heritage

BANGKOK — Banned controversial movies, rare footage of early 20th century Siam, and the first-ever known film about katoey are some of the works selected for the National Film Heritage.

Anti-Junta Art Exhibit Pulls No Punches – or Subtlety

BANGKOK — A new political art exhibition in Bangkok’s Thong Lo neighborhood is a collection of 50 something paintings, and nearly all of them are outdoor, which you can just walk in and “enjoy” – if that’s an appropriate word to describe the state of Thai democracy.
A file photo of Pawit Mahasarinand.

BACC Director Says He Was Fired for Speaking Out Against City Hall

BANGKOK — The director of the city’s largest downtown art center said Tuesday that he was fired for standing up against city hall defunding...
The Ekaterinburg Opera Theater’s production of “Turandot” on Sept. 11, 2019 at the Thailand Cultural Centre. Photo: Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music / Courtesy

Vincero! For One Night, ‘Turandot’ Exhibited Grandeur in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Puccini enthusiasts gathered in a packed theater Wednesday night to view the first full-scale production of “Turandot” staged in the country in...
Interior of Neilson Hays Library on Sept. 11.

Read All About It: Bangkok Literature Fest This Nov.

BANGKOK — Renowned Thai and international authors will gather in Bangkok for public talks to celebrate the 150th anniversary of a historic library in...
Stills from "Royal Siamese Musicians" and "A Puppet Show in Bangkok" filmed in 1930. Image: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation / University of South Carolina

Oldest Sound Films Shot in Thailand Discovered

BANGKOK — A set of four sound films shot nearly a hundred years ago, believed to be the first sound films recorded in Thailand,...
Visitors standing by “The Last Supper” replica in Leonardo Opera Omnia on Sept. 3. Photo: River City Bangkok / Facebook

Catch Mona Lisa’s Gaze at Digital da Vinci Exhibition

BANGKOK — Art connoisseurs no longer need to fly halfway around the world to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces – they’re being showcased in...
Nathan Larkin holding his latest publication “Farang Vol. 1” at Bangkok Art Book Fair on Sept. 5.

Not Just For Hipsters: Art Book Fair Back With Zines and Designs

BANGKOK — From illustrated books to collectible postcards, there’s something for everyone at an annual art book fair this week. The Bangkok Art Book Fair...

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