Is this the new or old normal — or are they both the same thing?
With no new reported coronavirus cases in Bangkok, and the easing of lockdown restrictions, life seems to be returning to the way it should. 2020 has no doubt been a turbulent year, and now that we’re finally getting a bit of a breather, many of us are taking the time to look upon the past six months and reflect on how far we’ve come. A big line of thought has revolved around the concept of this oft-mentioned “new normal”, and whether it truly is as novel as we make it out to be. While frequent temperature checks, and the addition of face masks to our everyday essentials is definitely different, there are aspects — cue spending more time with family, nights watching movies at home — that make us reminisce on simpler times of the past.
In a recent interview with Prestige, Apinara “Prang” Srikarnchana told us that, “to me, ‘new normal’ really means going back to our original ‘normal’ state. I used to have this lifestyle where I lived with my parents, went to school with my sisters, and everyday we would come home before dinner.” As you go about your week with the activities we’ve lined up for you, do take the time to question what this “new normal” means to you — do you like it, do you not, and is it here to stay?
Ministry of Babes
ART & CULTURE — The retro-styled and highly-grammable gallery Beauty and the Box is now hosting a new installation, titled ‘Ministry of Babes’. Innovative and interactive, the exhibition offers an exploration into a woman’s daily life, through five departments — sexuality, appearance, hobby, and the pink pool. Expect a variety of interactive zones, which describes each activity through decorations and immersive props.
THB390. Until July 26, 2020. To find out more, visit FB @beautyandtheboxgallery.
Give Us a Little More Time
ART & CULTURE — Chulayarnnon Siriphol will be hosting a special exhibition, ‘Give Us a Little More time’, at Bangkok CityCity Gallery. Marking the second solo art exhibition by the prominent Thai visual artist and film director, the project features an animated collage of newspaper clippings collected routinely over the span of five years, exploring the period of time passed since Thailand’s coup, to the recent national elections.
Until August 9, 2020, Bangkok CityCity Gallery. To find out more, visit the Official Faceebook Event Page.
EVENTS — Reacting to these changing times, Sansiri has joined hands with The Mall Group to launch the ‘M Communi’ project, which revolves around the idea of bringing the mall to, well, your home. Now situated at T77 Onnut, the project encompasses pop-up retail spaces with fun, themed merchandise and a series of specials offered on a weekly basis, for shoppers to indulge in and enjoy. If you still aren’t up for leaving home just yet, there is the option of shopping virtually via adding the Line Official account @mcomuni.
Until August 31, 2020. To find out more, call 0 2269 1000 (ext. 1), or visit FB @sansirifamily.
Sawara Town & 7City01
ART & CULTURE — Renowned Thai watercolour artist Chatchai Thammapirom is continuing to host an exhibition featuring his signature collection of art — ‘Sawara Town’ — at Palette Artspace. Named after the city of Sawara in Japan, the artworks reflect the particular aesthetic of the town, and are also joined by some of Thammapirom’s most recent works. Titled ‘Hokuso’, these latest additions tell fascinating tales about seven towns located in Chiba.
Until June 30, 2020. Palette Artspace. To find out more, visit FB @palette.artspace.