Nibhon Khankaew: “Art is no longer the same”

Nibhon Khankaew, one of the brains behind Khon Kaen Manifesto, talks about the reception of last month’s art festival. He counters the widespread belief in Thailand’s art scene that art should be unpolitical.

Since when is pla ra Thai Food?

Thai society is embracing the Isaan food staple pla daek, or pla ra. But instead of serving the government’s nationalist ends it should be recognized as an important part of a regional culture.

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