Art in Bangkok and Sydney

8 02 2013

I recently saw photographer Charinthorn Rachurutchata’s work on display at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and was intrigued. Now the Thai artist has unveiled a solo show at the Gallery Number One in Silom titled ‘Look Khun Noo’. It is all about the lives of Bangkok’s pampered upper class children and suggests a rather dark sense of disconnection with reality. Some of the pictures reminded me strongly of the Korean horror movie, “A Tale of Two Sisters”. I wonder if it was an influence?

Meanwhile Sydney has launched its Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (although, controversially it is no longer officially called that – critics have dubbed the new sanitised and sponsor-friendly version the “Straight Mardi Gras Money Festival”). As with the last few years, the festival will include an exhibition of gay erotic art including works like this one from Naomichi Okutsu.  I wonder what Google and Telstra et al will think of that?

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