september 15–30, 2013

Books

  • Colette, Gigi, trans. Roger Senhouse
  • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
  • Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
  • Raymond Chandler, The High Window
  • Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake
  • Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister
  • Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
  • Raymond Chandler, Playback

Exhibits

  • “Life in Nature,” DOB Hualalamphong Gallery
  • “Thai Ink/Japanese Paper,” Serindia Gallery
  • Marsi Gallery, Suan Pakkad Palace
  • “The 59th National Exhibition of Art,” National Gallery

Films

  • The Thief and the Cobbler, directed by Richard Williams
  • Ёжик в тумане (Hedgehog in the Fog), dir. Yuri Norstein
  • Сказка сказок (Tale of Tales), dir. Yuri Norstein
  • Le Roi et l’oiseau, dir. Paul Grimault
  • The Illusionist, dir. Sylvain Chomet
  • La vielle dame et les pigeons, dir. Sylvain Chomet
  • I Remember: A Film about Joe Brainard, dir. Matt Wolf

september 1–15, 2013

Books

  • Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines
  • E. M. Forster, A Passage to India
  • Alex Garland, The Beach
  • Maryvelma O’Neil, Bangkok: A Cultural and Literary History
  • Alec Waugh, Bangkok: The Story of a City

Exhibits

  • “35th Bua Luang Paintings Exhibition,” The Queen’s Gallery
  • “Chumpol Kamwanna & Nitis Wanichaboon: Meet Me Half Way,” Artery Post-Modern Gallery
  • “Paisal Theerapongvisanuporn: The Nightmare Remains,” Kathmandu Photo Gallery
  • Bangkok Seashell Museum
  • Bangkokian Museum
  • “Cross_Stitch,” Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
  • “Dennis Balk: Defaced Fruit with American Indians,” 338 Oida
  • “Theekawut Boonvijit: Grey Beauty,” Galerie N
  • “Kornkrit Jianpinidnan: ‘Elsewhere’ Begins Here and Vice Versa,” H Gallery
  • “Máirín Grant & Kenji Nagai: Views from the Cliffs,” H Gallery
  • Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre, Ayutthaya
  • Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Ayutthaya

Films

  • Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (Where the Green Ants Dream), directed by Werner Herzog
  • Sita Sings the Blues, dir. Nina Paley
  • The Secret of Kells, dir. Tomm Moore
  • The Beach, dir. Danny Boyle
  • Around the World in Eighty Days, dir. Michael Anderson

august 16–31, 2013

Books

  • Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries, trans. Ann Wright

Films

  • The King and I, directed by Walter Lang
  • Upstream Color, dir. Shane Carruth
  • Gigi, dir. Vincente Minnelli
  • Anna and the King of Siam, dir. John Cromwell

Exhbits

  • “Summer Exhibition: Paintings and Photographs by Gallery Artists,” H Gallery, Bangkok
  • Thavibu, Bangkok
  • “Inevitably Imperfect,” Artery Post-Modern Gallery, Bangkok
  • “Krissadank Intasorn: The Mysterious Flower,” Number 1 Gallery, Bangkok
  • “History and Current Results of GRANSHAN 2008 to 2012,” Goethe Institut, Bangkok

the names

“The names of the brothers are a matched pair of opposites. Abel comes from the Hebrew ‘hebel‘, meaning ‘breath’ or ‘vapour’: anything that lives and moves and is transient, including his own life. The root of ‘Cain’ appears to be the verb ‘kanah‘: to ‘acquire’, ‘get’, ‘own property’, and so ‘rule’ or ‘subjugate’.

‘Cain’ also means ‘metal-smith’. And since, in several languages – even Chinese – the words for ‘violence’ and ‘subjugation’ are linked to the discovery of metal, it is perhaps the destiny of Cain and his descendants to practise the black arts of technology.”

(Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines, p. 193.)