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Paperland by Corneis Hoek

Visual artist Cornelis Hoek shares his vision with a guest attending the opening at MuMu Arthouse.

By Shana Kongmun

Cornelis Hoek is a Dutch visual artist who has been resident in Thailand since 1999 and living in Chiang Rai. His former career as a concert singer saw Cornelis Hoek perform more than 400 times for European audiences.

Dutch Honorary Consul Peter Van Loo opened the exhibition by cutting through a paper door.

His collages feature hand cut images pasted into unique and interesting designs and pictures, meant to challenge one’s views of the modern world.

Painstakingly hand cut with scissors, his latest exhibition is being held at MuMu Arthouse on Nimmanhaemin Soi 7, open daily from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

The grand opening saw Dutch Honorary Consul Peter Van Loo cut the paper door to start the exhibit on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The exhibition runs until July 6, 2011.

Dutch Honorary Consul Peter Van Loo is joined by Volker and June Unland as they view one of the many unique and thought provoking pieces on display.

EU Film Festival returns to Chiang Mai

The Magic Tree is just one of many films on offer at the EU Film Festival showing at Vista Cinema in Central Kad Suan Kaew beginning July 21.

The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand will hold the twentieth edition of the European Union Film Festival at Vista Kadsuankaew cinema in Chiang Mai from July 21-31. All films will be shown in their original languages with subtitles in English. Admission to all films is free of charge at both festivals.

The European Union Film Festival showcases the cultural diversity of Europe as portrayed in 22 films from 16 different EU Member States. Many different genres are represented in the festival, including children's films, thrillers, romance and political drama.

Films to be shown include The Magic Tree, Assault on the Santa Maria, Run If You Can, The Paper Will Be Blue, The Wedding Photographer and many more.

Programmes, film synopses and movie trailers of all films are also available on the facebook page of the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand: (PR)

Kinetic anatomy by Amy Marie D’Apice

Amy in front of her latest drawing, a view of the chaos of Hanoi streets.

Well known for her salsa dancing, Amy Marie D’Apice is also a talented artist who is displaying pen and ink drawings at the 2nd Floor Gallery on Ratwithi Road from June 9-23. Gleaned from her time in Chiang Mai as well as recent travels to Vietnam, she captures the dynamism and flow of life in South East Asia vividly. From more traditional elephant drawings to life in the markets and on the streets showing the ebb and flow of traffic, her drawings bring the scene to life. Open from 7 p.m. the Gallery is located above the Kodak shop on the corner of Ratwithi and Ratchapakinai Rd. Closed Mondays.

Playing a board game on the city streets of Hanoi.

Norm Hypothesis

Chamni Thipmanee with gallery owner Po Garden at the opening of his latest exhibition.

By Shana Kongmun

An intriguing new exhibition of paintings by well known Thai photographer Chamni Thipmanee opened at Sangdee Gallery Wednesday, June 7, 2011. Titled ‘Norm Hypothesis’, the artist questions the reality of rights, liberty, and equality of human beings in his show. He confronts the idea that do we really have them and do we really need them.

Chamni Thipmanee is a well known photographer from Songkhla; he studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome before returning to Thailand. His current exhibition of paintings at Sangdee continues his interest in what many would consider “political’ subjects but which, in fact concern us all and push us to question those things we take for granted or at face value.

The exhibition is currently running at Sangdee Gallery on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Open daily from 11 a.m.

The series of paintings question the reality of rights, liberty and equality.

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Paperland by Corneis Hoek

EU Film Festival returns to Chiang Mai

Kinetic anatomy by Amy Marie D’Apice

Norm Hypothesis