The King and Neoism Blog
The man has and celebrations were widespread, if not at all comparable to, say, the queen's birthday celebrations in the Netherlands. Here, it's much more distinguished, the most prominent event in Chiang Mai being collective candle burning while singing the national anthem (or perhaps the royal anthem) near Tha Pae gate.
On Friday, we visited the minimal gallery where Neoist Istvan Kantor did a good, aggresive and impressive, show (you can read my write up on the show) which was followed, on Saturday, but a relaxed visit to Doi Sakhet, not unlike Doi Suthep, and ComPeung, where Kantor was doing his one month artist's residency.
At the minimal gallery, there was also a Lomography photo exhibition. That, together with talking to Betsy's friend Kunjamon, a photographer intern at Citylife magazine, meant that the seeds for a Chiang Mai photomarathon are now sown.