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bacc e-newsletter / February 2014


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Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia (extend showing period)
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
13 December 2013 – 16 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:

main exhibitions

Photography Exhibition by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn “Traveling Photos, Photos Traveling” (extend showing period)
10 December 2013 – 2 March 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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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

people's gallery

“Living Ink” Photography Exhibition
By Jaturong Hirankarn
18 January – 26 February 2014
People's Gallery P1 - P2, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

"Living Ink" is a photography art exhibition by Mr. Jaturong Hirankarn. This photo exhibition presents portraits of people from different races, religions, backgrounds who share the same love for tattoo

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.

arts network

Three Worlds: Photo-Poetry-Art Exhibition
By Andrew J. West. Curated by Bancha Nangsue
14 January - 16 February 2014
Curved Wall on the 3rd and 4th floor

These “photo-poems” are a variation of ekphrasis (poetry with works of art as their subject). They are short verses presented with photographic portraits of 27 Thai artists taken with a piece of their art, and thus are an attempt to unite the two art forms of visual art and writing. Each rhythmic verse is a response, created quickly, but which flows freely in any direction and is capable of being interpreted by the viewer in many different ways. The words intend to evoke the same visceral response in the viewer as a visual artwork, applying techniques such as narration, description, evocation, juxtaposition, etc, in their response to the individual artists portrayed and their visual works. The title Three Worlds was selected as it references The Three Worlds—or Traiphum [Thai: ไตรภูมิพระร่วง]—the earliest known Thai language illustrated manuscript created ca. 1345. In this exhibition, however, Three Worlds—translated into Thai language literally [Thai: สามโลก]—describes the project’s tripartite combination of photography, poetry and art.

The Blue Man (extend showing period)
By Sermkhun Kunawong
7 January - 28 February 2014
Studio, 4th floor

The Blue Man is an exhibition focusing on "colour" as the main component. This work are divided into 3 parts.
Part 1: "Body" This part shows the pure and natural beauty of human by using models with perfect bodies.
Part 2: "Combining" This part reflects human instinct as social animal, the overlapping of male and female and how there are femininity spirits inside all males and vice versa.
Part 3: "Yant" or Thai Tattoo This part expresses human desire to be more and beyond just a human. 


Special Panel Screening of “Chasing Ice”
Sunday 23 February 2014 at 15:00 – 18:00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Goethe–Institut Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Center are pleased to organize a special screening of Chasing Ice - the multi-award winning documentary, including Excellence in Cinematography Award at Sundance, in the context of the Science Film Festival in Thailand. Following the screening a panel of film, photography and science experts including Dr. Suchana Apple Chavanich, Associate Professor & Climate Researcher, Reef Biology Research Group, Chulalongkorn University, Robert Mather, Head of Asia-Pacific Cluster, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Kowit Phadungruangkij, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Magazine Thailand, and Kong Rithdee, a film critic and writer, Bangkok Post Newspaper, will discuss the film and the issues portrayed.

About the Film
In 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on an assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.
Movie trailer:

For more information:
Goethe–Institut Thailand: 02 287 0942-4 ext.17
BACC: 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 and email:

*Free entry / No reservation needed
*Screening in English with Thai subtitles
*The discussion after the screening will be in Thai with English translation

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The Collection of Exhibition Catalogues from Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Art Library, L Floor

Art Library would like to introduce new titles of our exhibition catalogue collection; the remarkable stories of Chinese artists and their various artworks. These catalogues are published and donated by Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong:
- Wu Shanzhuan Red Humour International
- From Reality to Fantasy: the Art of Luis Chan
- China’s New Art, Post-1989

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


The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand
2st floor

The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand is the oldest and most prestigious photographic society in Thailand. Founded in 1959 by a group of photography enthusiasts to promote the art of photography, with Mr. Rattana Pestonji as the first president, the Society came under the royal patronage of His Majesty the King in 1961. It remains active to this day and memberships are open to all throughout the world.

For more information

Fashion Forum
4th floor

Fashion Forum Creative Studio provides information about designers, artists, professionals working in Bangkok’s fashion industry with special prices and exclusively selected items available only at our studio.

Upcoming in March

BACC exhibition: Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia

5 – 6 March 2014 at 9:30 am - 17:30 pm
Auditorium 5th floor

This symposium organized by BACC exhibition Dept. in tandem with Concept Context Contestation : art and the collective in Southeast Asia aims to flesh-out the many intersection strands that compose this exhibition. Two morning sessions will feature individual presentations on academic and art historical topics relating to Southeast Asia Art, while afternoon sessions, public friendly, are in round table formal so encouraging audience participation.

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

bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
Saturday 22 March 2014 at 16.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Bangkok Art and Culture proudly presents “Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice”. For the second 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 third screening on Saturday 22 March 2014 is a film from Sri Lanka, Between Two Worlds (2009) directed by Vimukthi Jayasundara and chosen by Pen-ek Ratanaruang, an acclaimed Thai director of Last Life in the Universe, Nymph, Headshot and Paradoxocracy. Between Two Worlds has been screened in many film festivals around the world and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival 2009.

After the screening there will be a talk about the film with Pen-ek and Vimukthi himself. Watch the trailer of “Between Two Worlds” here:

Free entry
No reservation needed
*With Thai and English 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.

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

Note: Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice (Himizu) on Saturday 25 January 2014 will be moved to Saturday 20 September 2014 at 16.30 – 21.00hrs. at Auditorium, 5th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 email


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