Thailand

 Detail of  The Curatorman  (2004), by Nawin Rawanchaikul, with portraits of personalities of the Bangkok art scene Courtesy of MAIIAM

Detail of The Curatorman (2004), by Nawin Rawanchaikul, with portraits of personalities of the Bangkok art scene

Courtesy of MAIIAM

A cartography of the Thailand's capital's art scene, five years after its last military coup, and just before the country's first elections in eight years. By Abhijan Toto

 Lee Anantawat on the street which inspired the name “Speedy Grandma”

Lee Anantawat on the street which inspired the name “Speedy Grandma”

Three important protagonists of the Bangkok Art Scene, Unchalee “Lee” Anantawat, Gridthiya “Jeab” Gaweewong, and Narawan “Kyo” Pathomvat, on the impacts their spaces have had, and how they have navigated Thailand’s complex political reality. By Abhijan Toto

 Photo: Vae Vae Chan

Photo: Vae Vae Chan

With his denim installations, colourful body paintings, and dreamy videos, Korakrit Arunanondchai has achieved a quick and controversial success on the art world's stage. By Harry Burke.

 The land foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Photo: Liz Linden  

The land foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Photo: Liz Linden

 

He has become famous as a »cooking artist« – a misunderstanding that has almost concealed the real questions raised by his work for the past twenty years. Via email, Raimar Stange spoke with Rirkrit Tiravanija about this subject and the always-surprising way that the artist has read Western culture against the cultural attitudes of his homeland, Thailand.