Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Category: Thailand

Review of “POP AYE”: A Soul Journey

By Yue Jie (870 words, 7-minute read) Spoiler alert! If you’ve not watched the movie yet, go see it before reading on. Few films deal with animals as a central character, and even fewer have an elephant as its protagonist….

Sounds of the Hmong [Thailand]

“Chiang Mai archivist and musician Victoria Vorreiter published a book on tribal music, Songs Of Memory: Traditional Music Of The Golden Triangle, in 2009. Since then she has been busy travelling, researching and recording music from the tribal peoples of…

The special effect of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

… anyone who gained the respect and friendship of the late Benedict Anderson, author of the immensely important critique of nationalism “Imagined Communities,” is entitled to as much cake as they want. The creative invention and emotional candor of Weerasethakul’s…

Consume Your Art Like a Snickers Bar?

(plu)ral, the art blog begins with The Society of the Spectacle, meets some misshappen heads on the Ratchaprasong Skywalk Art Maze and lands at the Art Stage Singapore 2017 media launch.