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Working Magic: How this Thai designer is giving Buddhist amulets modern flair
Bridging classical Thai conventions with modern aesthetics, Pichanan “Pop” Sinsap is helping to bring Buddhist relics into the 21st century at his Lad Phrao gold shop Mongkon...
Bangkok legend Bill Bensley is auctioning artwork to help the environment
The architect behind some of Thailand’s most iconic hotels has long been a strong advocate of wildlife conservation and the ecosystem
Fancy yourself a good portrait painter? You could win B500,000 at this art competition
River City Bangkok is hosting its first annual “RBC Portrait Prize” and there’s a lot of money up for grabs
Image: Reno Hotel
The owner of the old-school Reno Hotel talks art, history, and adaptation
“We were born in the ’60s and have seen Bangkok develop into a vibrant city. Our hotel is a reflection of that change.”
Image credit: Converse City Forests
Converse’s smog-eating street art project enters Ari with a fresh new mural
Cleaning up Bangkok’s air with street art. 
An exhibition eight years in the making opens at a riverside gallery next month
Another big exhibition comes to Bangkok.
Credit: Gongkan
Thai artist Gongkan gets a solo exhibition in America this May
From one city of angels to another.
Image: Tipakson Manpati, courtesy of SEA Junction
This photo exhibition wants you to know why the Mekong turning blue is a very bad sign
It’s more serious than you think.
These young creatives want you to pay attention to flower waste in Thailand
What happens after your flowers wilt?
Credit: MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art
Bangkok’s newest ice skating rink is also part of an art museum
And it’s very, very pink.
"Woman with a Parasol" By Claude Monet
See Monet’s work and life in high definition at River City Bangkok
Another legendary painter gets the star treatment on the silver screen.
Photo by Phichai Kaewvichit
7 cool art exhibitions you can check out right now
Art to ease the mind.
Photo by Vichai Kaewvichit
This ex-motorcycle taxi rider-turned-pro photographer’s exhibition is all about unleashing creativity
Unlock your inner artist with Thailand’s unlikely icon of street photography.
Image: Tyler Roney / Coconuts Bangkok
Rap Against Dictatorship drops a surprise track that takes aim at the monarchy
The rap collective takes their criticism of Thailand’s political institutions further than ever.
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” / Credit: River City Bangkok
Two Ai Weiwei solo exhibitions bring dissident art to Bangkok this month
These are his first shows in Thailand, too.
Yellow Fang is a great band, but this collaboration is weird.
[REVIEW] A Thai indie icon teams up with an unusual partner for its latest single
Can we just make life normal again?
Credit: Shorties Film Festival
Check out some of Asia’s top short films at this festival
Honestly, we’re just stoked to see new films again.
Bangkok Art Book Fair is back with a unique online festival
A showcase of independent publishers and artists.
These Warhol art classes are the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon
Combine your class with a trip to River City’s Pop Art exhibition.
Joy Land by Kitti Narod
Catch this contemporary artist’s solo exhibition this month
The joys of everyday life, painted.
Gongkan / Naraphat Sakarthornsap.
These Thai artists are sparking conversations on environmental pollution
Check out this exhibition by Gongkan and Naraphat Sakarthornsap.