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Dragons and denim -- Thai artist explores myth through metaphor

Korakrit Arunanondchai's contribution to the Venice Biennale touches the spirit

Korakrit Arunanondchai clutches a cuddly toy rabbit, a motif in his latest work. (Courtesy of Bangkok CityCity Gallery)

BANGKOK -- Mud-caked forest dwellers caress laser beams of unearthly green light. A glittering, not-altogether-human figure performs a primordial dance; a narrator declares: "Words make worlds, but worlds fall apart."

Artist Korakrit Arunanondchai does not lack the power of invention. If anything, the Thai-born and New York-based 33-year-old may possess too much.

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