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  • Lifestyle

    Top 5 tips to stay organised in your life

    Ever been swept up in the frantic pace of life, spinning your wheels and hurdling towards deadlines, then finally hitting the hay feeling like you’ve accomplished barely anything at all? You’re in great company.In this fast-paced frenzy of existence, we’re all sharing, and keeping our ducks in a row feels like a monumental mission. Yet, breathe deep, because with the…

  • Thailand News

    Returned Golden Boy statue unveiled at National Museum Bangkok

    Eager crowds gathered at the National Museum Bangkok yesterday to witness the unveiling of the recently repatriated Golden Boy statue, a 900 year old artefact smuggled out of Thailand in 1975 by the infamous art dealer Douglas Latchford. The Golden Boy, along with a bronze statue of a kneeling lady, was returned to Thailand from the Metropolitan Museum of Art…

  • Events

    ICONSIAM establishes ‘ICONSIAM ART & CULTURE’ as premier global art hub

    ICONSIAM continues to enhance its strength by elevating Thai art and culture onto the global stage. Through the creation of “ICONSIAM ART & CULTURE,” the establishment actively promotes the creations of both Thai and international artists, while also fostering top-tier artistic and cultural experiences that art enthusiasts worldwide must visit. Providing a dedicated space for all to immerse in the…

  • Lifestyle

    Unlocking secrets: Key themes behind Thai street art & graffiti

    Thai street art and graffiti weave a vibrant tapestry across the urban landscape, each stroke brimming with stories, dreams, and critical commentary. Bangkok, in particular, serves as the canvas for this dynamic expression, where themes of Thai street art reveal the complex interplay between tradition and modernity. Artists employ the streets as open-air galleries, turning public spaces into arenas of…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand DIP organises online cartoon script competition

    In a collaboration between the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), KP Comics Studios, and Kakao Webtoon Thailand, an online cartoon competition promises to be a game-changer for aspiring writers. Director-General of the DIP, Wuttikrai Leewiraphan, champions the cause. “We’re putting the spotlight on intellectual property, blending Thai cultural influence with cutting-edge digital trends like webtoons.” With over 3 million monthly…

  • Lifestyle

    Street art magic: Transforming Thai cities & communities

    Street art in Thailand is transforming urban landscapes, turning mundane walls into vibrant canvases that narrate the rich tapestry of Thai culture. As you wander through the bustling streets, you’re not just a spectator; you’re part of a living, evolving story where art plays a pivotal role in urban development. From the alleys of Charoen Krung to the vibrant murals…

  • Guides

    Exploring street art techniques unique to Thailand

    Exploring the vibrant streets of Thailand, you’ll quickly notice the mesmerising street art that adorns its urban landscapes. From the gentrified markets turned art havens to the bustling alleys echoing with the spray of paint cans, Thailand’s street art scene is a dynamic canvas of cultural expression. Artists, both known and emerging, employ a variety of techniques to bring their…

  • Guides

    Unveiling Thai soul: How street art captures culture

    Vibrant streets of Thailand, you’re immediately drawn into a world where art isn’t just decoration; it’s a conversation. Thai street art masterfully weaves together the nation’s rich history and contemporary challenges, turning urban landscapes into captivating galleries. Every corner of cities like Bangkok reveals a canvas where tradition meets modernity. From the transformative art along the Klong Ong Ang Canal…

  • Lifestyle

    Street art vs graffiti: From vandalism to fine art

    Navigating the vibrant world of urban art, one often stumbles upon the intriguing debate of street art versus graffiti. Both forms share the canvas of city walls, yet they dance to different rhythms of expression and legality. This discussion isn’t just about art; it’s about understanding Characteristics of street art and graffiti Street art and graffiti vary in their characteristics,…

  • Lifestyle

    Top 10 Thai art initiatives redefining sustainability and creativity

    The Thai art scene is bursting with innovative initiatives that are redefining the relationship between art and the natural environment. From bustling Bangkok to the serene landscapes beyond, these pioneering projects are not just about creating beautiful objects; they’re about sparking conversations, challenging perceptions, and fostering a sustainable future. Whether you’re an art aficionado or simply curious about the creative…

  • Guides

    Iconic Thai street art pieces and their stories

    Thailand’s streets are a canvas, showcasing some of the most iconic graffiti artworks that tell stories of culture, resistance, and creativity. As you wander through bustling cities and quiet alleyways, you’re bound to stumble upon vibrant murals that capture the essence of Thai life and beyond. From the heart of Bangkok’s urban sprawl to the hidden corners of smaller towns,…

  • Guides

    Thailand’s Tattoo Artists: Masters of Innovation and Tradition

    Thailand’s tattoo scene is evolving, and you’re in for a treat if you’re keen on the latest ink trends. Gone are the days when the Sak Yant, a symbol of protection and strength, was the only choice for ink enthusiasts. Today, the Land of Smiles is bustling with creativity, merging traditional designs with modern flair. Are tattoos acceptable in Thailand?…

  • Guides

    Tradition meets innovation: Thai art in the digital age

    Exploring Thai Art in the digital era, you’ll discover an arena where tradition and technology blend seamlessly. This evolution isn’t just about integrating the latest digital tools; it’s about re-envisioning what Thai art can be. Artists in Thailand are at the forefront, breaking boundaries to ensure Thai culture’s artistic expressions remain vibrant and relevant in today’s fast-paced world. In terms…

  • Best of

    Crafting elegance: The timeless art of Thai pottery and ceramics

    Thai pottery and ceramics, steeped in history, stand as a testament to the country’s rich cultural heritage. From the rustic charm of terracotta to the sophisticated allure of celadon, these creations offer a glimpse into Thailand’s artistic soul. In this feature, we delve into the world of Thai pottery and ceramics, exploring their origins, evolution, and the enduring legacy they…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok Design Week promotion under fire for using AI-generated artwork

    AriAround’s promotional image for the upcoming 2024 Bangkok Design Week ignited a fierce debate among netizens for allegedly using artificial intelligence (AI)-generated art. The controversial image left many questioning the event’s commitment to showcasing the authentic creativity of local artists. The Facebook post, shared on Saturday, January 20, triggered a barrage of comments expressing outrage at the alleged use of…

  • Events

    ICONSIAM celebrates the Year of the Dragon with The Magic Dragon 2024 by Miguel Chevalier

    ICONSIAM, a global landmark along the Chao Phraya River, celebrates its 5th anniversary and welcomes the new year 2024 by creating a new experience beyond imagination. The event features “The Magic Dragon 2024 by Miguel Chevalier Software Cyrille Henry & Antoine Villeret” the first-ever Immersive Digital Art Sculpture showcasing a large LED dragon sculpture with intricate interactive patterns, radiating the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai farmer crafts cat and fish image from rainbow seedlings in rice field

    In northern Chiang Rai’s Ban Khon Sung, an aerial view reveals a captivating image of a cat cuddling a fish, meticulously crafted from rainbow seedlings sprouting in a rice field. This picturesque scene mirrors a traditional Thai proverb symbolising prosperity. The artistic feat is a creation of Farmer Tanyapong Jaikham, who, alongside a group of labourers, planted the seedlings at…

  • Thailand News

    Thai PM plans revision of 5.1 billion baht for national art and culture

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday announced plans to revise the substantial sum of 5.1 billion baht (US$145 million), originally designated for the promotion initiatives of national art and culture by the National Soft Power Development Committee (NSPDC). The Thai prime minister expressed the need for judicious use of the funds to maximise efficacy. PM Srettha’s statements followed the NSPDC’s second…

  • Things To Do

    Discover your creativity with Bangkok’s art academies

    Bangkok, Thailand’s vibrant capital, is a city where traditional art merges with contemporary expression, creating a captivating cultural landscape. Famous for its beautiful temples and bustling markets, there’s an artistry hidden in its streets and alleyways that’s gradually transforming Bangkok into an international art hub. One of the city’s key art landmarks is the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, a…

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    Step into a world of unforgettable joy: Monet & Friends Alive Bangkok unveils a new era of immersive experience

    Grande Experiences, the producer and creator of Monet & Friends Alive, has partnered with Live Impact Events, renowned for world-class experiences, and ICONSIAM, the iconic landmark situated along the majestic Chao Phraya River, to present a remarkable new spectacle Monet & Friends Alive Bangkok. This digital immersive art experience is set to deliver an unparalleled fusion of entertainment and artistic…

  • Thailand News

    Child creativity: Thai kid’s mosquito coil art mesmerizes netizens

    An unusual creative spark in a child, using mosquito coils as a plaything, found its way onto social media, showcasing the child’s impressive potpourri of art creations. Netizens were stumped by the child’s ingenuity while advising parents to encourage such creativity rather than stifling it. Social media yesterday was abuzz with several photos posted on a Facebook group. The caption…

  • Thailand News

    Peruvian exhibition of bull art in Bangkok aims to boost tourism and diplomacy

    In a bid to foster diplomatic connections and boost tourism, Peru has unveiled an art exhibition in Bangkok featuring revered bull sculptures. The Peruvian exhibition, aptly named “Torito de Pucará: the Ambassador of the Peruvian Highlands,” is set up in collaboration between Peru’s embassy and the Siam Piwat company. Cecilia Galarreta, Peru’s ambassador, yesterday revealed that “Torito” translates to “Little…

  • Tourism News

    Phuket using street art to draw tourists to historic Old Town

    Phuket is using street art to draw tourists to its historic Phuket Old Town. The colourful, vibrant mural art is a painting of a cute character and a Chinese-style dragon, as well as a painting of a boat and a sea turtle amidst Phuket’s buildings. Phuket City Mayor Saroj Angkanapilart stated that the local government is prepared to welcome Chinese…

  • World News

    Cambodia claims Louis Vuitton logo inspired by ancient Khmer art

    A media outlet in Cambodia claims that the symbol on the famous Louis Vuitton logo is inspired by ancient Khmer art. Facebook page ‘Ebook Cambodia’ posted a photo of a classic Louis Vuitton handbag against an ancient Cambodian stone carving of an Apsara, a type of historical divine dancer known for exquisite costumes and captivating hand movements. The Apsara’s sarong…

  • Bangkok News

    Drunk British tourist allegedly destroys prized albino buffalo sculpture in Bangkok

    A drunk, British tourist allegedly destroyed a giant albino buffalo sculpture exhibited in the Sam Yan area of Bangkok at the weekend. At 2am on Saturday, a group of drunk British and German tourists passed by the Bangkok Art Biennale 2022 art exhibition outside Samyan Mitrtown in Bangkok. This year, the concept of the exhibition is “CHAOS: CALM” and features…

  • Lifestyle

    Artists sell work at Phuket exhibition to help underprivileged children

    Several artists are selling their work at an exhibition in Phuket, with proceeds going to help underprivileged children. The 1st Andaman Art Creation exhibition opened on November 18 and will run until November 30. It is being held at Central Floresta in Kathu. The exhibition includes over 80 items from 50 artists. The proceeds will go to children in the…

  • Bangkok News

    Artists create sci-fi versions of Bangkok

    Several artists are creating sci-fi versions of Bangkok in their work. Two filmmakers, a painter, and illustrators are imagining Bangkok with ghosts, AI, and snow in Bangkok. One filmmaker, Stephan Zlotescu, has produced a film about an AI robot falling in love with a woman in Bangkok. The AI takes over a man’s body to pursue the woman. The film,…

  • Things To Do

    British artist creates land art in tribute to Bangkok governor

    It is fair to say that Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has been a breath of fresh air to politics since he won the 2022 gubernatorial election by a landslide in May. The 56 year old city chief has captured the imagination of Thailand’s capital city and made others around the kingdom sit up and take note of his “get things…

  • World News

    Climate change activist smears cream on Mona Lisa painting at Louvre

    A visitor to the Louvre Museum in Paris has attacked the world-famous Mona Lisa painting, having disguised himself as an elderly lady in a wheelchair. The man, believed to be a climate change activist, jumped out of the wheelchair and tried to smash the glass protecting the painting, according to a Reuters report. The painting was reportedly undamaged, but the…

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    “Thailand Digital Arts Festival 2022” at ICONSIAM – NFT

    Press Release The First Digital Art Debut in Thailand and Asia 5-20 March 2022 at ICONSIAM (Bangkok, 2 February 2022) “Thailand Digital Arts Festival 2022” (TDAF 2022) will mark Thailand’s and Asia’s first and largest digital art showcase that features over 1,300 art pieces from 130 celebrated Thai artists. The event is a joint force between Siam Piwat Co., Ltd,…