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e-newsletter / April 2014

Songkran Days


Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (bacc) is closed for Songkran Days on 13 - 16 April 2014.


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 on Thursday 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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main exhibition

The 3rd White Elephant Art Award Art Exhibition, Themed “My Home”
By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
9 April – 25 May 2014
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited proudly presents the 3rd White Elephant Art Award Art Exhibition, themed "My Home" to display both Realistic and Figurative artworks. Selected artworks including paintings, sculptures, and prints with diverse techniques, materials, and creations are exhibited in order to display assorted skills and creativity. There are 19 awards to be given with the White Elephant Award with a grant of 1,000,000 baht as the top prize. 50 selected entries will be showed as part of this exhibition. The panel of judges consists of distinguished artists and professional photographers i.e. Prof. Kamjorn Soonpongsri, Prof. Santi Leksukhum, Prof. Preecha Thaotong, Mr. Boonchai Bencharongkul, Asst. Prof. Thavorn Ko-Udomvit, Asst. Prof. Yarnwit Kuljaetong, Mr. Nitikorn Kraivixien and Assoc. Prof. Ariya Kittijareonwiwat

For more information Tel. 02 422 2092.

people's gallery

Eating Behaviour
By Ploy Nikadanont
3 - 27 April 2014
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Sometimes eating is a daily routine but sometimes eating is something more.
We all have passion for taste, smell, appearance and touch of food,
which can arouse our craving for food again and again. Hence, the effect
of food on us can easily define our eating behavior. This exhibition intends to
illustrate the state of food craving and its result.

"BRIDE" Installation Art Exhibition
By Punyawee Iamsakul
8 - 27 April 2014
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Paper comes with memory. Every sense transmitted to every folded crease and every roll whether intentional or not. These visible marks can’t be deleted. Traces of loneliness were formed little by little to create a shape. Loneliness has finally appeared as a bride who weds alone.

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art network


Moscow Attitude Photography Exhibition
By Kengo Otake
2 – 3 April 2014
Curved Wall, 3rd – 4th

Kengo Otake has spent several years in Moscow. He is fascinated by the kids on Moscow’s streets which reminds him of Tokyo in the 1980's where he was growing up. Brought up by parents who were born in conditions of limited freedom, Moscow’s young people combine Soviet heritage with Western culture in a masterly fashion which they have developed over the years into their own unique style. It is this unity of cultural influence that has inspired him to create a series of photos that are a portrait of today’s youth from Moscow’s streets and the ways their attitudes connect the past to the present and will continue to echo into the future.



Tam Kai (Hunting the Chicken)
By Pichet Klunchun Dance Company and
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
4 – 6 and 18 – 20 April 2014 at 19.00 hrs.
Studio, 4th floor

Tickets are 700 THB, (Student tickets are 300 THB)

Ticketing reservation please call 083 863 7585 and 091 778 1876


bacc exhibition
Part of Media/Art Kitchen - Reality Distortion Field (Bangkok Version) 

New Media / New Aesthetics Art LAB
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
25 March – 6 April 2014
5th Floor

Artist: Sina Wittayawiroj
Title: Aesthetic Recycling Station

In the contemporary art world, large numbers of artists, creative professionals and art students have been consistently producing artworks. After these artworks have been exhibited and presented, their conditions shift: many are carefully stored to maintain their “art” aesthetics and value, while an increasing number of them are abandoned and discarded as “art garbage”.

Contemporary society is expected to practice recycling, thus it is not inappropriate for a creative individual to transform these “art garbage” into useful objects. The artist visualises beyond the idea of art for art’s sake and considers recreations of damaged or abandoned “art objects” into functional items; so that society may enjoy the practical utilitarian aspect of art, in addition to its visual aesthetics.

Therefore, founding ‘Aesthetic Recycling Station’ where will be arranged within Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) from March 25th to April 6th, 2014 in order to receive donated ‘art garbage’ and provide an audience a chance to participate in suggesting their guidelines and imagination towards such ‘garbage’. After the donation is over, the project volunteers will re-change and re-create them into useful things, such as a cloth bag, wallet, lamp, chair, etc. And the overall outcome of the project will be re-exhibited in the future.

Call for ‘post-art piece’ or ‘art garbage’
When: 25 March – 6 April 2014
Where: Aesthetic Recycling box in Art LAB area on 5th Floor, BACC

- 2D max. dimension 100x100 cm
- 3D max. dimension 100x100x100 cm
Noted: Only art-related thing will be accepted.

For inquiry, please contact: Exhibition Dept. BACC 02 214 6630-8



bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales: “A mouse deer and crocodile”
By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 26 April 2014 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Bangkokian Museum, Bangrak, Bangkok

Once upon a time, there was a clever mouse deer living in a great forest. One day when the mouse deer was walking along a riverbank, he saw some delicious fruits on the other side of the river. He wanted to cross the river but in the river there was a hungry big crocodile who wanted to eat him. What would the mouse deer 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 22 April 2014 at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127.


3rd floor

Back in the old days, only professional artisans trained and equipped with fine silver were able to produce hand-made silver objects and fine jewelry. Today, Bangkok residents and tourists can own the unique hand-crafting pure silver jewelry exclusively at Shannta, where our 99.9% silver jewelry is specially crafted with expertise that is passed on from generation to generation.

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Le Pla Daak
4th floor

The name of “Le Pla Daak” comes from two completely different languages. The first part of words is “Le” which is a French prefix for “male”, the second word, “Pla Daak” is a Northeastern Thai word which means “Anchovy”. By combining the two words, we will get a male anchovy or “Le Pla Daak”. The new branch of Le Pla Daak sits at the heart of Bnagkok at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. The interior is styled in a unique Thai 70s vintage. We serve “Thai Fast food in the Northeastern style” with a fusion of French cuisine but still keep the original Thai spicy taste. The most important remark is that all dishes are freshly cooked to order with NO MSG added.

Upcomings in May

bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
By BACC Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 17 May 2014 at 16.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

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 screening on Saturday 17 May 2014 is a Korean film, The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008) directed by Kim Jee-woon and chosen by Nonzee Nimibutr, a renowned Thai director of Nang Nak, Dang Bireley's and the Young Gangsters, Queens of Langkasuka and Timeline.

“A Western Cowboy film with Eastern flavour in the style of Kim Jee-woon, a renowned Korean director who is usually known for his intense horrors. This thrilling action film is visually stunning and guaranteed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats the whole time.” Nonzee Nimibutr

The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a South Korean Western film by Kim Jee-woon. It was inspired by Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The film was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It received screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, and the London Film Festival. It won Best Director and Best Special Effects at Sitges Film Festival; Best Director, Best Cinematography and Most Popular Film at Blue Dragon Film Awards; and Best Supporting Actor (Jung Woo-sung) at Asian Film Awards 2009.

After the screening there will be a talk about the film with Nonzee and Kim Jee-woon himself. There will also be a Masterclass with Kim Jee-woon and Nonzee Nimibutr at Korean Cultural Center on Sunday 18 May 2014 at 13.00 – 16.30 hrs.  

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:


bacc music

MAB : Music & Art Fest at bacc #3
By BACC Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 May 2014 at 16.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Open Space in front of BACC

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre invites everyone to MAB : Music & Art Fest at bacc #3. Be inspired by creative craftworks and enjoy live performances from various artists at the Open Space in front of BACC including Shopping Bag / O Pavee / Walrus / Yellow Fang / Desktop Error / สี่เต่าเธอ / Abuse the Youth / Seal Pillow / Part time musicians / Portrait & Stoondio / Ammy the Bottom Blues and Slot Machine Come join MAB: Music & Art Fest at bacc #3 on 24 and 25 May from 16.00 – 21.00 hrs. Apart from live music performances, this 2 day music and art festival offers music, arts, book and handmade craftworks shops with special MAB’s limited T-shirt specially designed by Yuree Kensaku.

** Free admission

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



For more information, please contact BACC Information

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