It's still a mad, mad world.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's the message from a daring new art exhibition about to go on show at Sala Daeng's Woof Pack complex. 

It's Still a Mad, Mad World gathers some 20 artworks by Apichai Bhakdibutr, a Thai artist whose satirical illustrations filled the pages of Germany's notorious Mad Magazine throughout the '70s and '80s. 

Apichai originally arrived in Germany in 1976 to start an apprenticeship as a carpenter, before enrolling in a Stuttgart art school. After one of his sketches ended up on the editor's desk of Mad Magazine in Frankfurt, he was offered a job there creating artworks. By 1980, his illustrations adorned the cover.

Like its American equivalent, which was founded in 1952 and peaked in the mid-'70s, the German edition of Mad Magazine staked its name on vivid caricatures lampooning celebrities and public figures. Among Apichai's various original covers, the exhibition will also see the artist tackle the vicious cycle of politics with new pieces adapted to modern times (yes, that means Donald Trump). 

The exhibition shows from May 30-Jun 26

Woof Pack, 1/3-9 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 089-826-2299. Open daily 10am-6pm

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