Thai Version / Eng Version
e-newsletter / May 2014

highlight

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.

For more information Tel. 083 999 4498 Email: pasuttk@gmail.com
baccpage


main exhibition

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
and Foster + Partners
4 April - 29 June 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.

For more information www.artofarchitecture.org

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

bacc exhibition activity

Lectures

Foster + Partners: The Art of Achitecture

- Integrated Design by David Nelson
Saturday 3 May 2014 at 11.00 -12.30 hrs., Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

- Smart Facades by Sunphol Sorakul in collaboration with Permasteelisa
Tuesday 20 May 2014 at 18.30 - 20.30 hrs., Main Gallery, 7th floor

- Architecture in Tropical climate - Session
by Toby Blunt about sustainable design and mixed use in a tropical context
Saturday 31 May 2014 at 11.00 – 12.30 hrs., Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

Children’s Workshop
- Build your own skyscraper (Thai session)

Saturday 10 May 2014 at 11.00 -12.30 hrs., Meeting Room 501, 5th floor

Feature Film “How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster?” Screenings
Thursday 8 May 2014 at 18.30 - 19.45 hrs., Main Gallery, 7th floor
Sunday 18 May 2014 at 14.30pm - 15.45 hrs., Auditorium, 5th floor
Saturday 31 May 2014 at 14.30 - 15.45 hrs., Main Gallery, 7th floor

Exhibition Tours at Main Gallery, 7th floor

- General tours 22 April – 22 June 2014

Tuesday and Thursday at 16.00 hrs.
Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs.

- Exhibition Tour by Sunphol Sorakul
Friday 2 May 2014 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.30 hrs.
Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.30 hrs.
Friday 30 May 2014 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.30 hrs.

For all bookings and information, please contact:
BACC Exhibition Department
Tel. 02 2146630 - 8 # 532 Email: exh_activity@bacc.or.th

people's gallery

Odd Women
By Wilawan Wiangthong, Rinyaphat Nithipattaraahnan,Sutthamon Worapong , Slalee Sombutmee Curator
by Toeingam Guptaputra
3 - 29 May 2014
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

I feel good as I am odd. Present Thai women are incredibly charming. Their charm is not necessarily recognized from their facial characters or luxury clothing, but issues that they want to communicate to public. They are confident and smart. They are not paranoid easily by trivial matters. Thai women of ‘Baby Boom’ and ‘Generation X’ always reserve their opinion and surrender to superior discourses, as they might think that it is the way of making society well-organized and conflict-free. Compared with them, present-day women are considered odd as they talk a lot, and always find their ways out of these powerful discourses. Let’s us listen to what young Thai female artists communicate and of what they try to find their way out.

For more information Tel. 089 915 9150 K.Som c

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 Last Life in the Universe, Nymph, Headshot and Paradoxocracy.

“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 Pen-ek and Kim Jee-woon himself. There will also be a Masterclass with Kim Jee-woon at Korean Cultural Center on Sunday 18 May 2014 at 13.00 – 16.00 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 Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 email activity@bacc.or.th

For more information please call 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 and email: activity@bacc.or.th

www.bacc.or.th baccpage

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales: “Merlion”
By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 31 May 2014 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Hall of L floor

Once upon a time, there was a raging storm at the village of the southern coast of Temasek. The terrified villagers prayed to the sacred. Suddenly, a massive creature, half lion and half fish gods emerged from the sea and fought with the storm intensely. Find out what will happen next at bacc on the date and time mentioned above.

Balloon Bozo at 13.30-15.30 hrs.
Free entry.
Please register before 22 April 2014 at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127.

artHUB@bacc

BKKGraff
1st floor

BkkGraff Shop sells acrylic spray paints and accessories for street art and mix media art such as spray caps, marker paints, ink and designed t-shirts, bags, caps and magazines about street culture.

 

The BSO Shop
3rd floor

A one-stop shop for all performance arts in Thailand with information, ticketing
and much much more.


Upcomings in June

bacc exhibition activity

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and
Culture Centre

Lectures
- Design for a Better City by Sunphol Sorakul
Saturday 14 June 2014 at 11.00 -12.30 hrs., Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

- Language of Light by Emily Phang with ERCO
Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 18.30 - 19.30 hrs., Main Gallery, 7th floor

Children’s Workshop
- Build your own skyscraper (English session)
Saturday 7 June 2014 at 11.00 -12.30 hrs., Meeting Room 501, 5th floor

Feature Film “How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster?”

Thursday 8 May 2014 at 18.30 - 19.45 hrs., Main Gallery, 7th floor
Sunday 18 May 2014 at 14.30pm - 15.45 hrs., Auditorium, 5th floor
Saturday 31 May 2014 at 14.30 - 15.45 hrs., Main Gallery, 7th floor

Exhibition Tours at Main Gallery, 7th floor
- General tours 22 April – 22 June 2014
Tuesday and Thursday at 16.00 hrs.
Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs.

- Exhibition Tour by Sunphol Sorakul
Thursday 12 June 2014 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.30 hrs.
Friday 27 June 2014 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.30 hrs.
Saturday 28 June 2014 at 14.30 hrs. and 18.30 hrs.

For all bookings and information, please contact:
BACC Exhibition Department Tel. 02 2146630 - 8 # 532
Email: exh_activity@bacc.or.th

MD3 Fragility and Monumentality
Curated by Andrew Stahl in collaboration
with BACC exhibition department
27 June - 24 August 2014
Venue: Main Gallery, 9th floor
Opening Reception 26 June 2014

This exhibition Monologue Dialogue 3 continues an important conversation initiated 8 years ago in Thailand supported by the British Council resulting in exhibitions of a group of British and Thai artists in both Bangkok and London. The group of artists participating in this third exhibition has evolved organically to include new artists that are interested in this kind of diverse, international and unpredictable dialogue. The key words here are fragility and monumentality. This show illustrates nothing. It is not an illustration of a theory or concept; it embraces the poetic and uncertainty will sometimes surface. The artists will interact, fabricate, assemble, paint and construct this show – we expect an electric conversation with excitement and perhaps even failure. Failure and nothingness are key words in art and ones that can be embraced resulting in fragility and a vision that is unexpected. Monumentality is about presence, and can be about the awkwardness of being.

Artists: Andrew Stahl/ Atsuko Nakamura/ Be Takerng Pattanopas/ Eric Bainbridge/ Jedsada Tangtrakuwong/ Panya Vijinthanasarn/ Miranda Housden/ Nathaniel Rackowe/ Neil Jeffries/ Nipan Oranniwesna/ Tintin Cooper/ Tuksina Pipitkul.

BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTRE

For more information, please contact BACC Information

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

www.bacc.or.th  |  baccpage | baccnews |  baccbangkok

Copyright © BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTRE