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bacc exhibition

Resort An exhibition for landscape of rest
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture
4 October - 24 November 2013
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Space, time, and possession of self define the meaning of 'Resort' that is different from an explanation of place we are familiar. An art exhibition for landscape offers visions relating to the world and the surroundings to shift personal perception from outward realm to inward void for a true understanding in the concept of rest. Through broadening boundary of landscape, averting concept of time, transforming emotions to comprehension, and finding a specific position of self in the vast geography, the artworks voice diverse narrations extending meaning of landscape, supporting the attitude of rest that reaches beyond the physical mean.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 501

main exhibitions

The 59th National Exhibition of Art
By Silpakorn University with Department of Fine Arts
and Office of Contemporary Art And Culture
4 September - 27 October 2013
Main Gallery, 9th floor

76 artworks are selected for the 59th National Exhibition of Art. The awarded artworks are displayed at the National Gallery Bangkok, Chao Fa Road and some of the finalists' artworks are displayed at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. None of the selected artworks is awarded Gold Medal this year. There are 6 Silver Medals, 8 Bronze Medals and 2 Second Prize awards from Krung Thai Bank given this year. Only Thai artists are eligible for this competition which are divided into 4 categories; Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts and Mixed Media.

Reduce "Waste" Renew "Think" Exhibition
By Bangkok Art and Culture Centre,
Pasutt Kanrattanasutra and the artists Re-Think
14 September – 17 November 2013
Main Gallery, 7th floor

From worthless objects in piles of trash, six artists have revived these mental-value objects by creating their unique style of art which represents as another our history of recycling. Some artworks are not revived but the artworks themselves revive, improve, treat and restore the artist's feelings, sufferings and even some old mental scars.

For more information Tel. 083 999 4498 Email:
Re ทิ้ง / Re Think นิทรรศการศิลปะเพื่อลดการ "ทิ้ง" เพิ่มการ "Think"

people's gallery

"Water of Life"
By Vorasan Supap
17 October – 19 November 2013
People's Gallery P1 - P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

When compared to other rivers, Chao Phraya River has been and still is the most important and the principal blood vessel for Thai people. Even today, life along this river seems to be going on with simplicity, tranquility and warm sympathy. These views including the values of Thai culture are the resources and inspirations for this exhibition.


"CONNECTING ASEAN, Performing Arts for All" Project
1 – 27 October 2013
Studio, 4th floor and Auditorium, 5th floor

- Workshop on Tuesday – Saturday at 13.00 - 19.30 hrs., Studio, 4th floor
- A Performance "Manohra" on Sunday 27 October 2013 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. at Auditorium, 5th floor

Friends-of-the-Arts Foundation in collaboration with Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Dance Centre - School of Performing Arts invite 150 ASEAN youths aged between 13-18 years old to join a 4 week workshop for free. We also welcome general public to come observe our events at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. "Connecting ASEAN, Performing Arts for All" is a pre-event of the "International Dance Festival 2013" and part of the Bangkok ASEAN Art and Culture Festival.

For more information Tel. 085 100 3050 Email:

Art, Religion, Sexuality: Seeing Myanmar Through Film
Saturday 19 October 2013 at 10.30-13.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

This talk will focus on Myanmar and its emerging medium of expression – filmmaking. Three Myanmar short films will be screened; each with different reflections on previously unknown Myanmar culture, art, gender and sexuality issues, followed by discussion with Dr. Amporn Jirattikorn, an anthropologist working on film and media in Myanmar.

* Remark: The program will be in Thai, with English translation.

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Bangkok ASEAN Art & Culture Festival

A talk on "Trade Liberalization in Film Industry and Co-production Tendency among ASEAN Community"
Saturday 19 October 2013 at 14.00-17.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

With Panu Aree (Director of Acquisitions, Sahamongkolfilm International Co., Ltd.), Prachya Pinkaew (Film Director/Producer/Executive, Baa-Ram-Ewe Production House), Kriengsak Victor Silakong (Director, World Film Festival of Bangkok), and Pantham Thongsang (Film Director and Producer) Moderator: Panu Boonpipattanapong (Critic and Writer for Filmmax Magazine)

The growing business of Thai Film industry has generated benefits for Thai economy as a whole. This success influences and urges international cooperation and co-production, in both production and post-production processes. This remarkable cooperation tendency in the film industry among ASEAN community should be reviewed carefully in terms of both economical and socio-cultural outlooks.

* Remark: The program will be in Thai, with English translation.

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Bangkok ASEAN Art & Culture Festival

"International and ASEAN Food" Project by The Painter's Table "Chinese Culture in ASEAN Food" Talk and Workshop
October 2013
Room 203, 2nd floor

The Painter's Table will organize "Chinese Zongzi Workshop: Secret Recipe from the Ancestors" with a talk about ASEAN Food Philosophy by Eastern philosopher and famous chef.

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ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival 15
31 October – 3 November 2013
Studio, 4th floor

- Artists talk by Yuan Mor'o O Campo (The Philippines), Aliansyah Vhaniago (Indonesia), Sinead O'Donnell (Ireland) on Thursday 31 October 2013 at 14.30 – 16.30 hrs.
- Performance Art by 16 artists on 1 – 3 November at 17.00 – 20.30 hrs.

ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival is the weld area between Asian artists and artists from all over the world. The participative countries of this year's festival are from Ireland, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, and Thailand.

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ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival

A talk on "Contemporary Art Advancement in South East Asia: Collective Memories Linkages Among Social, Historical, Art and Cultural Dimensions"
Thursday 31 October 2013 at 14.00-17.00 hrs.
PSG Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Na-Phra Lan
By Gridthiya Gaweewong and Dr. Pandit Chanrochanakit
Moderator: Sirote Klampaiboon

When mentioning Contemporary Art, it is necessary to refer to the complex and overlapping context of social and cultural diversity among Southeast Asian countries which affect both common identity and differences. At any rate, Contemporary Art could open up channels of mutual learning and eventually contribute to better understanding of the relationship among the people in this region, through historical and socio-cultural collective memories.

* Remark: The program will be in Thai, with English translation

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Bangkok ASEAN Art & Culture Festival

arts network

Street Photo Thailand "Unposed Bangkok"
1 - 27 October 2013
3rd - 5th floor

"Because the charm of the city lies in its streets." Unposed Bangkok is a photography exhibition that uniquely presents the daily happenings on Bangkok's streets and sidewalks. While some may be well accustomed to such scenes, there is a group of photographers who has been observing and waiting for the right moment to capture those moments and make them into an extraordinary photographic art piece. These images, along with their hidden nuances that reflect our society, its humor, satire as well as perfectly-timed coincidences, are created by a group of street photographers. Eleven street photographers, including 7 established names from Street Photo Thailand and 4 masters, come together to create a series of refreshing street photographs that focus on sharp ideas and the courage to create something different. This exhibition aims to promote and elevate Thai street photography to both national and international levels.

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"40 Years of 14 October 1973, Thai Popular Uprising" Photo Exhibition
By Thai PBS and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
1 - 20 October 2013
1st floor

ThaiPBS, collaborating with Thammasart University, Pridi Banomyong Institute, King Prajadhipok's Institute, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and 14 October Foundation, will host the "40TH year of 14 October 1973, Thai Popular Uprising" photo exhibition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of 14 October 1973, the biggest uprising in the history of Thailand. The exhibition features photos of 14 October 1973 event from many sources, including never-before-seen photos from Mr.Sathan Pairor, an ABC news photographer.

2013 Children Art Exhibition "Give Your Hands for Our Community"
By Yuvabadhana Foundation and Silpakorn University
4 - 20 October 2013
L floor

2013 Children Art Exhibition "Give Your Hands for Our Community" displays elementary and high school students' artworks from all over Thailand. There are more than 160 artworks displayed including awarded artworks selected by a group of judges such as Honorable Professor and National Artist Prayad Pongdam, Assistant Professor Somporn Rodboon, Ajarn Veeradej Panomvan Na Ayudhaya, Ajarn Panya Vijinthanasarn, Ajarn Sangkom Tongmee and Ms. Sunantha Tulyathan.

For more information Tel. 02 301 1093-5 Ms. Sarocha / Ms. Wanwisa

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids: "Rangda and Barong"
By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 26 October 2013 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Hall, L floor

Once upon a time, a demon queen "Rangda" has been deprived from her title because of the black magic she practices. She is furious of the eviction and becomes the witch of all evil spirit in the jungle. One day, she tries to kidnap the prince and uses him as a sacrifice but with the help of the good spirits, the prince is safe. The prince then goes on to fight the witch who is stronger than him. While fighting; the prince prays to be transformed into "Barong" which makes him more powerful and is able to fight with the witch.

Find out what will happen next at Art Library on the date and time mentioned above.

Free entry
For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127


Johnny B. Good Boat Noodles
2nd floor

This project was originally co-created by Yonyang the Retracing Aesthetics and Friends, Shout About Art and Rirkrit Tiravanija in Chiang Mai and now it is brought back to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. It aims to be a creative business based on relation aesthetic to prove that arts can actually create cultural value as well as search for the lost flavour of authentic Thai Boat Noodles.

Goon Studio
4th floor

Goon Studio provides premium art materials with caring service by our specialists. Apart from art materials and art workshops, we also offer fine art and ink jet printing with Epson printer as well as other art services such as color management, calibrate and platinum print.

For more information

Upcomings in November

bacc cinema

"Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice"
Saturday 9 November 2013 at 16.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Five international films, selected by five Thai directors, will be shown bi-monthly from Nov. 2013 – July 2014. After each screening, there will be a talk with the director and film expert. The first screening on Sat. 9 Nov. is Synecdoche, New York, selected by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee (Tang Wong, P-047, Handle Me with Care and Midnight My Love). After the screening, there will be a talk with Kongdej Jaturanrasmee and Kong Rithdee, a film director and critic.

*Screening in English with Thai subtitles
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*The film is suitable for adults 18 years and over

Free entry
For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528

bacc photo

Picture Perfect: A Photography Series Exhibition
Part II: Supernatural

Exhibition by BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
9 November 2013 – 3 January 2014,
Opening ceremony 8 November 2013 at 6:30 pm
Curved Wall on 3rd, 4th, 5th Floor

Undeniable that photography still requires a human controller. Including objectives are the essence of all human beings as well. This exhibition show some clues that we tend to overlook or cannot see. It's not object or location, but may be called by the status that exists in nature, overlapping situations that are hard to believe. Photo of all artists bring us to the mystery world. Some interpret as parallel. We may emerge or evolve imaginations during communicate with these photos

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 501


For more information, please contact BACC Information

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
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