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e-newsletter / January 2014

Happy Horse Year 2014

Be dashing and cheerful as a spirited horse
Chase hopes and dreams in ardent stride
Gallop with courage and let tears subside
May the New Year spark your vital force!

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) will be closed from Monday 30 December 2013 to Thursday 2 January 2014.
We will reopen on Friday 3 January 2014.


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DekArt@bacc 2014
By Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 11 January 2014 at 10.30 hrs. – 18.00 hrs.
All floors

main exhibitions

Photography Exhibition by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn “Traveling Photos, Photos Traveling”
10 December 2013 – 16 February 2014
Main Gallery, 9th floor

"Traveling Photos, Photos Traveling" is a new photograhy exhibition by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn taken during her visits to both overseas and domestically within Thailand during 2012 – 2013. All the 173 photos in this exhibition will be displayed to make the visitor feel like they are traveling with her.

A photo book with all the photos displayed in this exhibition (900 Baht) accompanies this exhibition. The book is available at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Chulalongkorn Book Center. All proceeds from the book go to H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for her charity activities.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8, 083 820 2020

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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

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. 083 999 4498 Email:

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Media/Art Kitchen- Reality Distortion Field (M/AK : RDF) ‘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
Main Gallery on the 7th floor, 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 present a media art exhibition from artists around the Southeast Asia region. With a group of young Southeast Asian curators and researchers with a strong background in media art and their Japanese counterparts jointly refine the concept of the exhibition through surveys and discussions; 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, animation, photography, sound, and performance (physical expression).

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8

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Pirate Radio

Program C: Being Physical

Saturday 11 January 2014 at 16:00 / 18:00
Program A: Landscape and Beyond
Saturday 18 January 2014 at 16:00 / 18:00
Program B: Media at Hand
Saturday 1 February 2014 at 16:00 / 18:00
Auditorium, 5th Floor

HACK TOUR (Children) by Nattapol Suphawong
11 January 2014 (Children’s day) at 14:00
HACK TOUR (Adult) by Wit Pimkanchanapong
Saturday 1 February, 2014 at 14:00
Main Gallery, 7th floor
Handmade 3D Abstract Film by Makino Takashi
Sunday 12 January 2014
Meeting Room 501, 5th Floor
LAB : New Media New Aesthetic by Horio Kanta, Sina Wittayawiroj
Opening Date: Friday 24 January 2014 at 18:30
friends of bacc, 6th floor

15 January 2014 - 16 February 2014
bacc Entrance, 3rd floor
29 - 31 January 2014
bacc Entrance, 1st floor

For more information
BACC Exhibition Dept.
call 02 214 6630-8 email:


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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 the 3rd, 4th and 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

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“Thailand Perspective”‏
12 December 2013 – 12 January 2014
People's Gallery P1 - P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

Thailand, in the eye of foreigners, has been generally presented as a travel destination as to promote tourism. However, not many tourists are aware of various cultural aspects in depth that the country has yet to portrayed. In order to illustrate the authentic Thai background details, this project has been conducted to present Thailand in depth and different aspects of the unseen subtle Thai way of life.

I’m A Painter
By Kingtun (Pakinee Rattana)
18 January – 26 February 2014
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

With this hand, it was used to hold from pens, pencils, needles to computer mouse. But one day it turned to hold paint brushes. With resourceful experiences in life, brushes and paints are used to depict emotions, thoughts and stories, through pictures of girls and cats, expressing the positive and bright sides of life. I have dreams. I have tried and done many things. BUT, NOW, The only thing that I love to do is just painting, because I'm A Painter.


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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
Saturday 25 January 2014 at 16.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Bangkok Art and Culture proudly presents “Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice”. For the 2nd Cinema Diverse, five international films, selected by five acclaimed Thai directors, will be shown bi-monthly from November 2013 – July 2014, followed by a talk with the director after each screening.

The second screening on Saturday 25 January 2014 is a Japanese film, Himizu (2011) selected by Mr. Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, an acclaimed Thai director of It Gets Better, Hug Na Sarakam and Insects in the Backyard.

"For me, Himizu does not just tell an anguished story of a post-tsunami Japan. Instead, when I watched it, I felt like I was literally hit by a tsunami, a force of nature that was so powerful that it dragged me to the bottom of the ocean where I could not breath and felt like I was about to die." Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

Himizu is a 2011 Japanese drama film based on a manga of the same name by Furuya Minoru and directed by Sono Sion, the controversial cult director whose previous works include Love Exposure, Noriko’s Dinner Table and Cold Fish. The film competed in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011. At the festival, Sometani Shota and Nikaido Fumi received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor and Actress for their work in the film.

After the screening, there will be a talk about the film with Tanwarin and Suzuki Ryota, a Japanese writer who has been living in Thailand for more than 10 years.

*Screening in Japanese with Thai subtitles
*Film screening starts at 18.00 hrs.
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*The film is suitable for adults 15 years and over.

Free entry
No reservation needed

For more information please call 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 and email:

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BACC Exhibition Catalogues Collections
Art Library, L Floor

Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) proudly present the BACC exhibition catalogues collections for study and research purposes. The collections include catalogues of the Portrait of King Exhibition, Be Skeptical Exhibition, Dialogic Exhibition, Siam App Exhibition, Chalood’s Mural Painting Retrospective Exhibition and Supernatural Exhibition and many more.

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


Brown Sugar Art Café
1st floor

Enjoy great pizza, spaghetti and refreshments in a nice, relaxing atmosphere at ART CAFÉ by Brown Sugar on the 1st floor of BACC

Artist ColorS
3rd floor

Artist ColorS offers a selection of art reproductions: including stationery items, notebooks, photo albums, address books, cards, posters, prints, calendars, magnets, bookmarks, T-shirts, bags, art books, cushion, apron, gifts and accessories with art motifs, keychain, magnet, scarf, umbrella and more.

For more information

Upcoming in February

bacc music

MAB: Music & Art Fest at bacc #3
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 February 2014
Open Space in front of BACC

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre invites everyone to MAB: Music & Art Fest at bacc #3. Enjoy a 2 day music and art festival with live performances, art and handmade souvenir shops at the open space in front of BACC.

For more information about MAB: Music & Art Fest at bacc


For more information, please contact BACC Information

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 Fax. 02 214 6639  |    |