Doing his duty

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The Bangkok Post

In May 2014, artist Surajate Tongchua was in a bank to pay his bills when the military launched a coup. The artist felt numb realising that the country would be ruled by a military dictatorship again, so he decided to collect receipts from that day to document the negative effect of the coup. He believed his payments for VAT at the rate of 7% were used to support the junta government. After collecting his and his family members’ receipts for several years, Surajate started developing his art collection “Priceless” in 2017, which is on view at the new art gallery Manycuts Artspace Ari. “I did n…

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