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Picture Perfect: A Photography Series Exhibition
Part II: Supernatural

By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
9 November 2013 – 3 January 2014
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

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P.A.F.: Performative Art Festival # 2
By Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
1 November - 15 December 2013
Studio, 4th floor

This year's festival includes ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival 15 / 2013, Bangkok Theatre Festival 2013, International Dance Festival 2013: THE ROAD TO ASEAN and Butoh Women: The 8th International Butoh Festival Thailand 2013. Apart from various performances, the programmes include workshops, Butoh performances, exhibition, and video installation throughout December 2013.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530 Email:

main exhibitions

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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

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"

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"Water of Life" (extend showing period)
By Vorasan Supap
17 October – 7 December 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.


ASEAN Film Screenings, Talks, and Exhibition
Every Thursday on November 2013 (7, 14, 21 and 28) at 18.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Meeting Room 401, 4th floor

7 November 2013 Enemies of the People, Cambodia
14 November 2013 Flowers in the Pocket, Malaysia
21 November 2013 Nanay Mameng, The Philippines
28 November 2013 Nargis, Myanmar

Bangkok ASEAN Art and Culture Festival in collaboration with Film Kawan and Film Archive (Public Organization) have selected four ASEAN films which best represent the countries' social and cultural reflections. After each screening of the film, there will be a talk by 2 speakers. Beside the screenings and talks, Film Kawan will arrange an exhibition about ASEAN Film.

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Bangkok ASEAN Art & Culture Festival

The 'International Dance Festival' 2013: The Road to ASEAN
21 November – 8 December 2013
Auditorium, 5th floor Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre and Chiang Mai University Arts Center

21 November – 5 December 2013, at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre
2 – 8 December, at Chiang Mai University Arts Center

The friends-of-the-Arts Foundation, UNESCO (Bangkok), and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administrations proudly present the 'International Dance Festival' 2013. The festival's 13th year theme is 'The Road to ASEAN', which features some truly extraordinary performances from dance companies from around the globe.

For more information: Tel. 085.100.3050,
Bangkok ASEAN Art & Culture Festival

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German Photo Books Awards 2013 Exhibition
By The Goethe-Institut Thailand, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the HARDCOVER Art Bookshop
22 October - 24 November 2013
Art Library, L floor

The German Photo Books Awards 2013 were announced on 16 November 2012 by a group of jury members including experienced photographers, specialised journalists, graphic designers and photo books sellers. 22 photo books have won the "gold" and "silver" titles while the other 173 were given the title "nominated 2013". "Poppy. Trails of Afghan Heroin" by photographers Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong is one of the most outstanding works submitted. It focuses on the global consequences of the Afghan heroin trade. Other winning titles illustrate, for example, the diversities of cities like Cape Town and Moscow. They are not just books that contain photographs, but also debate historical and contemporary problems.

For more information Tel. 02 287 0942 – 4 ext. 24, 25

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Storytelling Activity for Kids: Asean Tale "The Panic Rabbit"
By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 30 November 2013 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

Once upon a time, there was a little rabbit lived in the forest. One day, it was sleeping under a palm tree. Suddenly a palm fruit fell down. The rabbit thought the sky was collapsed. It was frightened and ran away. It told the animals in the forest to escape. Meanwhile the Lion King heard the shout. So he rushed toward the panic multitude for stopping and asking them where the sky was collapsed. Then all animal asked each other for the beginning of this fear. They found that the rabbit is the first one who told about the sky falling down. After that, the Lion King would like to find out the truth and went to where the rabbit saw the incident. Find out what happened next on the date and time mentioned above.

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


3rd 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.

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3rd floor

Hardcover: The Art Book Shop is a specialist bookshop in the field of visual arts, design, fashion and culture. The shop draws its unique selections from leading art publishers as well as independent ones, both in Thailand and internationally. It also includes exhibition catalogues from local and international galleries, as well as a rotating collection of rare and out-of-print academic art books.

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Upcoming in December

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Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
13 December 2013 – 2 March 2014
Opening reception on Thursday 12 December 2013, 6:30 hrs.
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia Is a new exhibition at BACC about conceptual approaches to making art for, with, and about the collective and collective issues in Southeast Asia. Produced by BACC to mark ASEAN integration in 2015, the show includes over 50 artworks by 41 regional artists, many internationally-recognised. Charting one of regional contemporary art's most important threads, locally-rooted conceptual thinking used to actively engage audiences, CCC investigates the close connection between conceptual approaches and social ideologies in Southeast Asian contemporary art of the last four decades.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8

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Media Art Exhibition "Media / Art Kitchen - Reality Distortion Field (Bangkok Version) - Media Shapes Mind: Mind Shapes Choice: Choice Shapes Future"
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and The Japan Foundation
21 December 2013 – 16 February 2014
Opening reception on Friday 20 December 2013, 18.00 hrs.
Main Gallery, 7th floor
Curved Wall on 5th floor and 3rd floor

As part of the commemoration of the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in 2013, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with the Japan Foundation proudly present a media art exhibition "Media / Art Kitchen - Realities Distortion Field (Bangkok Version) - Media Shapes Mind: Mind Shapes Choice: Choice Shapes Future" curated by Thai and Japanese curators; Pichaya Suphavanij (Thai), Nikan Wasiknond (Thai), Hattori Hiroyuki (Japanese), Okamura Keiko (Japanese), and Aida Daiya (Japanese). From artists around the Southeast Asia region; Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore; a number of artists and outstanding works from each country are selected and presented in an event that will be altered to fit the specific conditions of each region, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. The exhibition will present interdisciplinary media art in the widest sense of the word and encompass genres such as film, digital video, anime, photography, sound, and performance (physical expression).

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8


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