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bacc e-newsletter / March 2014


bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
By BACC Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 22 March 2014 at 16.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre 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 – September 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 World (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.

“The first shot of Between Two Worlds is a long shot of an empty ocean, just sea and sky. We watch this empty shot for what seems like an eternity, then a tiny figure falls from the sky into the ocean. The film becomes more and more entertaining as it switches between surrealism and fable... it's magical, funny, thought-provoking and absolutely unforgettable.” Pen-ek Ratanaruang

After the screening there will be a talk about the film with Pen-ek and Vimukthi himself. There will also be a Masterclass with Vimukthi Jayasundara at Bangkok University (Rangsit Campus) on Monday 24 March 2014 at 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. For more information please call 02 212 6630 ext. 528.

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.

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

main exhibitions

bacc exhibition

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
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

people's gallery

The exhibition “Photography cannot lie (much)
By Chat Chaiyakut lives, Ampannee Satoh, Natnicha Khewchaun, Taweewit Kijtanasoonthorn Curator by Toeingam Guptaputra
4 – 29 March 2014
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

The exhibition “Photography cannot lie ” aims at exploring ‘reality’ and ‘truth’ in contemporary social contexts through Photography Art. Four artists tell the ‘truth’ that they have experienced. Do their photographic images depicting ‘reality’ narrate the same set of ‘truth’ that we know?

arts network

Photo Exhibition “Wild Range”
By Baramee Temboonkiat
4 – 30 March 2014
Curved Wall on the 3rd and 5th floor

For more information

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids: ASEAN Tales “Ta-in and Ta-na”
By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 29 March 2014 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Bangkokian Museum, Bangrak

Once upon a time there were two friends Ta-in and Ta-na who lived in a village by the ocean. The two friends always shared all the fishes they catch. One day, Ta-na caught a big fish but Ta-in could not catch any fish. Ta-na said he would take the head part and Ta-in could take the tail part. Ta-in did not like this and the two friends started arguing. So they asked Ta-yoo who just walked pass by to solve the problem. How would Ta-yoo decide to do? Find out the ending of this tale on the date and time mentioned above at Bangkokian Museum, 273 Soi Charoen Krung 43, Charoen Krung, Bang Rak, Bangkok

*Balloon Bozo at 13.30-15.30 hrs.
Free entry
Please register before 20 March 2014 at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127


Gallery Coffee Drip
1st floor

The interception of journey and coffee and variety type of coffee originated from all around the world and coffee related equipment which can be brought and made by costomers.

For more information

The Painter's Table
2nd floor

The Painter's Table can be seen as an artistic community aiming to be a friendly place for exchanging and sharing ideas, creativity and dreams. It is part of the Aesthetic Business Projects blending business and art together. The Painter's Table is an expanding branch of HOF Eat and Art, edible art. The idea is that apart from main dishes serving at HOF Eat and Art, we also need sweets and drinks to fulfill our lives which is the reason that the Painter's Table was born.

For more information
Tel. 089 915 9150, e-mail:


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 collections of rare and out-of-print academic art books.

Bookmoby Readers' Cafe‏
4th floor

Bookmoby Readers’ Cafe is a bookstore for book lovers and those who are interested in the literary and publishing worlds. We specialize in Thai contemporary fiction, poetry, translations, classics, as well as non-fiction, history, sociology, philosophy, spirituality, picture books and travel essays; titles that may not be easy to find in the big chain stores. Our occasional talk sessions by authors have established us as the place to meet and share between readers and writers that is truly in the heart of a metropolis.

For more information

Upcoming in April

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Foster + Partners
4 April - 29 June, 2014
Official Opening Ceremony 1 May, 2014
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Foster + Partners exhibition to open in Bangkok ‘Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture’ will be staged at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from April to June 2014. The touring exhibition is the first survey of the practice’s work in Thailand and follows critically acclaimed shows in China and Malaysia.

Foster + Partners, one of the most innovative architectural practices in the world today, led by Founder and Chairman Norman Foster, is based in London with project offices worldwide. Over the past four decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and ecology through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design.

Arranged around the themes of infrastructure, high-rise, urban design, history and culture – all within the context of a sustainable agenda – the works on display highlight the incredible diversity of the practice’s work. Details of new projects underway in Asia will be revealed.

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For more information, please contact BACC Information

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