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MD3 Fragility and Monumentality
Organized by Andrew Stahl in collaboration with BACC exhibition department
Supported by British Council; UCL Development and Alumni Relations Office;
UCL Slade School of Fine Art; Bangkok University School of Fine And Applied Arts;
Chulalongkorn University International Programme in Communication Design (CommDe).
27 June - 24 August 2014
Main Gallery, 9th Floor
Opening Reception 26 June 2014 at 18.30 hrs.

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.

Andrew Stahlwith support from Miranda Housden, NipanOranniwesna and Tintin Cooper.

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

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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

bacc exhibition activity


Foster + Partners: The Art of Achitecture

- 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?”

Sunday 15 June 2014 at 14.30pm - 15.45 hrs., Auditorium, 5th floor
Saturday 28 June 2014 at 11.00 - 12.15 hrs., Meeting Room 401, 4th floor

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

Sunday 15 June 2014 at 14.30pm - 15.45 hrs., Auditorium, 5th floor
Saturday 28 June 2014 at 11.00 - 12.15 hrs., Meeting Room 401, 4th 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.

For all bookings and information, please contact:
BACC Exhibition Department Tel. 02 2146630 - 8 # 533

people's gallery

Gadget Boys
By Teerapon Hosanga, Wivat Phakdeethammaporn, Thanarat Siripidej, and Jedsarid Kaewrakmuk Curator
by Toeingam Guptaputra
3 - 28 June 2014
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

An exhibition entitled “Gadget Boys” presents the gathering of four young male artists who are keen on Kinetic Art. Kinetic Art is a terminology formally used for the first time in 1954. Kinetic Art means any art medium that contains “movement” whether it is recognisable by audience or depends on motion for its effect. Bridget Rile’s two-dimensional painting, as an example, produces sensations of movement. Artworks with real movement are driven by either natural force or electrical one. Examples of pioneering artists include George Rickey and Alexander Calder.

Teerapon Hosanga, Wivat Phakdeethammaporn,Thanarat Siripidej, and Jedsarid Kaewrakmuk
have advanced the meaning of Kinetic Art. They make their works, or, in other words, their “kinetic toys” to relate to their audiences. Their works are not kinetic units for playing alone. They are units that can create a physical or imaginative relationship with the audiences. Besides, the artists create kinetic art with a reference to various fields of knowledge.

arts network

Art Exhibition 'Green Sun'
By Tao Zhou, the first Han Nefkens
Foundation- BACC Award for Contemporary Art #1
6 - 29 June 2014
Opening Reception 5 June 2014, 14.00 hrs.
Artist's talk on Saturday 7 June 2014, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Studio, 4th Floor

Starting in 2012, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre together with Han Nefkens Foundation has worked with renown personnels in Asian art circle to get one artist who will make the most of one's residency in Bangkok and to produce artworks which represent artist-self and surroundings. Tao Zhou, Chinese artist has been unanimously chosen.

Tao Zhou's works have always been involved with himself together with the environment he is in, touching subjects that interest the artist. After Tao was selected, he came to Bangkok for survey the area of Bangkok, Samuthrsakron, and Chanthaburi in March 2013 and then again August 2013 - January 2014 for his residency.

Green Sun is comprised with video, photos and paintings his concern together what the artist has been involving during his visits to Bangkok and between.

An exhibition by BACC Arts Network Department
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8

Han Nefkens Foundation
Tel. +34 93 3171984

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales:
“Monkey-ear Mushroom”

By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 28 June 2014 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Kid’s corner, Art Library, L floor

Once upon a time, Queen Sida asked Hanuman to go search for a mushroom for her meal from Oudomxay Mountain, situated in the north of Laos. Its name is Monkey-ear mushroom but Queen Sida did not want to say the name because she thought it would offend Hanuman.So she told change the name to Hanuman to pick the Tiger-ear mushroom. Hanuman hard to fly back and forth to the mountain and gathered different types of
mushroom mushroom for the Queen many times. However, it was not the kind of
that the Queen wanted. Find out what would happen next at bacc on date and time mentioned above.

Free entry
Balloon Bozo at 13.30 hrs.
For registering and more information, please call 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127
(Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00 hrs.)


2rd floor

ArtNMeal is a friendly cafe for idea and inspiration sharing. We offer relaxing and comfortable
atmosphere with great coffee.

4th floor

Icedea or "idea in Ice cream", is a conceptual ice cream showroom and food design shop, exhibiting ice cream design portfolio as well as selling distinctive ice cream menus such as
Tonkatsu ice cream, Steak ice cream, or Grass brownie and 20 particular ice cream flavors
such as cigarette ice cream, wasabi ice cream, global warming ice cream, and many more.

For more information

Upcomings in July

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Experimental Video Art Exhibition, Thai-European Friendship 2004-2014 (EVA project)
By BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew
18 July 2014 - 7 September 2014
Main Gallery, 7th floor
Opening Reception 17 July 2014

Curator :
Komson Nookiew
Pascal Fendrich
Sabine Marte

For ten years (beginning in 2004) King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Fine Art Department, in conjunction with nine Thai art institutes, has collaborated with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria) and the Academy of Media Art Cologne (Germany) to present a collection of ‘Video Art’ to the Thai public. Video Art melds computer engineering and fine art techniques to pro-duce art work reflecting life in an increasingly technological society. In Thailand, Video Art and its emphasis on technology has not yet been widely presented. Science technology is nowadays an important area of study in the Arts. The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is a project that extends knowledge of new media for students of Art and the general public through organized video screenings at various universities in Thailand. We are confident that the cooperation among Thai and international artists will help to improve Fine Art education in Thailand. The purpose of this annual project is to showcase a diverse international group of artists at the univer-sity level who work in Video Art. The exhibition will allow interaction leading to new methods of prac-tice, discussion of art theory and the global influence of new media on social behavior, perception and artistic expression. We have invited Thai artists as well as artists from Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England and other countries. Each artist’s style and individual work process contributes to the diversity of the exhibition providing insights into their cultures, customs, personal interests and seminal social issues affecting them. Additionally, we will focus on building academic partnerships within Thailand as well as establishing academic exchange programs with foreign universities and institutes.

This year the exhibition will be shown at the 9 participating Thai art institutes as well as the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

An exhibition co-organized by BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew

For inquiry on the exhibition:
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 Fax. 02 214 6639

bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
By BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 19 July 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 screening on Saturday 19 July 2014 is a Czech film, Autumn Spring (2001) directed by Vladimir Michalek and chosen by Jira Maligool, a renowned Thai director of The Tin Mine, Mekhong Full Moon Party and Seven Something (Episode 42.195).

A wry, bittersweet comedy in the classic Czech tradition, Vladimir Michalek’s Autumn Spring stars the great Vlastimil Brodsky (Closely Watched Trains, Jacob the Liar) as Fanda, a terminal prankster who refuses to grow up and face responsibility. Despite constant pleas from his wife and son, who want him to make some serious decisions about the future, Fanda ignores their nagging and spends his days seeking amusement and adventure. Aided and abetted by his longtime pal and former theatre colleague Eda, Fanda keeps his acting skills sharpened by pretending to be a host of fascinating characters. Although Fanda bickers constantly with his wife, their bond is palpable – even if life with Fanda is frustrating, deep down she knows that at least it is never boring. The couple soon realizes, however, that maybe Fanda is right – instead of old age being a time to take on worries, perhaps it is the time to shed them and live each day to the fullest.

With Autumn Spring, Vladimir Michalek has created a delightfully subtle, moving comedy about age, marriage, friendship and the art of living. It marks the final performance of renowned Czech actor Brodský, who committed suicide shortly after the film was made. Autumn Spring won 4 Czech Lion awards in 2001 (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay), Best Film at Cleveland International Film Festival 2002, Audience Choice Award at St. Louis International Film Festival 2002, and has been shown at many festivals throughout the world.

After the screening there will be a talk about the film with Jira Maligool.

Free entry / No reservation needed
*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 17.30 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:

bacc music

The 7th Bangkok Music Forum
By BACC Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 26 July 2014 at 15.30 - 18.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

BACC's Bangkok Music Forum is back for the 7th time with “Film Score”. Meet one of the most acclaimed Film Score composers in Thailand, Mr. Chatchai Pongprapaphan who wrote scores for films such as Nang Nak, Jan Dara, Khan Kluay, The Letter, Pee Mak, etc. There will be live performances of some of his famous scores specially rearranged for this event.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 530

bacc education

BACC Art Talk 2014 series "Relational Aesthetics"
Art with Rice Fields : relationship between life, society and art
By BACC Education Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Saturday 26 July 2014 at 14.00-16.00 hrs.
Friends of bacc room, 6th Floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre invite those interested in art and love you all. Participants BACC Art Talk 2014 series "Relational Aesthetics" the hope of creating a better understanding of contemporary art. With the prevailing attitude through talking with artists, curators, academics and art knowledge.

26 July 2557, which was the first of this activity. Invitation to discuss and exchange ideas with Sakarin Krue- Oon the agrarian culture folk "farming" to create a work of art in immigrant. (Germany) creates a link between society and art. A new awareness, a phenomenon of interest.

Sakarin Krue- Oon play a role in the art world as an artist and professor of The Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts Silpakorn University. His works often brings culture and uniqueness of Thailand in various forms. Presented with contemporary methods . It has been recognized in art circles both at home and abroad. Are invited to bring the work to perform at various art festivals. And was invited to a lecture about art in different countries. Around the world

For more information please call 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519


For more information, please contact BACC Information

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