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The why of kwai

Artist Maitree Siriboon is using his latest exhibition to rehabilitate the image of the buffalo

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In Thai, the easiest way to insult someone is to call them kwai _ a buffalo, our beast of burden that has come to symbolise, unfairly, stupidity. 

The Mondrian Buffalo.

Artist Maitree Siriboon is not amused by how many people still think of his beloved animal that way, and through his work he wants to restore the dignity of the lovely kwai.

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