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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, 18.30 hrs.

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

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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

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.

Curator: Andrew Stahl with support from Miranda Housden, NipanOranniwesna
and Tintin Cooper.

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

bacc exhibition : international

P ROX IMITY: An art exhibition of distance and relativity
By BACC Exhibition Department
with inSPIRACJE International Visual Art Festival
organized by '13 MUZ' in collaboration
29 June - 7 September 2014
National Museum in Szczecin, Poland

The project ‘PROXIMITY’ is aimed to present the contemporary artworks of Thai and
Polish artists. It is mutually conceptualized by Thai and Polish curators but separately presented in 2014 in Poland for Thai artworks and in Thailand for Polish artworks in 2015. The project aims for the character of the exhibition to influence on the typical audience
in differing cultures. In view of the cultural contrast between Poland and Thailand an especially enticing seems to be to organise a show rich in informative and purely cognitive values that reach beyond the obvious difference. The climatic, demographic, historical and religious differences cause an almost automatic formation of the spectacular comparisons boiling to the antonym of ours-yours. ‘PROXIMITY ’proposes, however, a slightly different view on the differences between both countries and societies by choosing rather detailed and unconventional issues looking for such works of art that describe or document as broadly and universally. In other words, it is to focus on the works with an open interpretation structure that do not prejudge on the character of a given phenomenon, refrain from cheap moralising or trivial findings. The project starts with presening the nine contemporary artworks from Thai artists in National Museum, Szczecin comprises of installation, photography, video arts, as well as sound arts.

Pichaya Aime Suphavanij (Thailand)
Bartlomiej Otocki (Poland)

Thai Artists:
Arnont Nongyao/ Kawita Vatanajyankur/ Pan Pan Narkprasert/ Pathompon Tesprateep/ Preechaya Siripanich/ Taiki Sakpisit/ Tul Suwannakit/ Ukrit Sa-nguanhai/ Viriya Chotpanyavisut

Polish Artists:
Adam Witkowski/ Agata Bielska/ Artur Malewski/ Franciszek Orłowski/ Grzegorz Drozd/
Paulina Sadowska/ Paweł Kula/ Piotr Skiba/ Tomasz Kozak

The exhibition is part of inSPIRACJE International
Visual Art Festival organized by '13 MUZ' in collaboration
with Exhibition Dept.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

For more information Please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept. / Tel. 02 214 6630

Poland: plac Zolnierza Polskiego 2
Tel. +48 91 43 47 173

people's gallery

"Illusion of Human Body" Art Exhibition
by Sakon Taoklam
3 - 27 July 2014
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc
Opening reception: 3 July 2014 at 18.00 hrs.

Today, Trends from foreign countries have influenced the lives of many people, for example,
how they use cosmetic to do make-up and use accessories to decorate their body for good
looking and modern style they cannot get it rid of this decoration from their daily life living.
Moreover , various medias intend to present about plastic surgery and service in the beauty
clinics in various ways that attract some groups of people. By consuming too much media we
start to forget the truth of human body. We learn to hide , repairs , and rehabilitate our
body to achieve beauty. These are new attitudes of today’s people. We concern too much
about the appearances and cannot accept the real identity.

Trace of Dream
by Bhanuwat Jittivuthikran
3 - 27 July 2014
People's Gallery P3 , 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc
Opening reception: 6 July 2014 at 17.00 hrs.

“Trace of Dreams , a prayer for the forgotten land” is an intimate photographic portraits
of Tibetan diaspora, This is an exhibition that seek to explore the spiritual linkage among
Tibetan diaspora who live on remote refugee camp, situated on the eastern fringe of
Himalaya, between China and India border. After being forcibly to exile in 1949, today
many Tibetans diaspora still remain optimistic about a chance of return home.

For more Information please contact
Cherdchalerm Rittiron 081 341 7101


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, Timeline and many more with discussions with Nonzee Nimibutr and live performances of some of his famous scores specially rearranged for this event.

*Free entry / No reservation

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 530


bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
By BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 19 July 2014 at 16.30 – 21.30 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 and Witthaya Thonyuyong, a famous Thai director.

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 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 :
Education Dept. Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519
E-mail :

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales:
“The Frog Princess”

By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 26 July 2014 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Hall of L floor

An old couple has a child with a body of a frog who was able to speak like a human and
was loved by all for her good heart and polite manner. Some years later, her mother died and her father married a widow with two ugly daughters who were jealous of the little frog’s popularity with the neighbors. One day a young prince announced that he would perform a hair-washing ceremony and marry the woman who has the jasmine that fall
from his hair. The flowers fell right to the little frog and the prince kept his word.
The little frog became the princess.

One day, the king decided to abdicate and pass the throne to one of his four sons who could successfully perform all given tasks. With help from the little frog, our young prince managed to perform every task. For the last task, the king asked his sons to bring him the most beautiful woman. How would the little frog help the prince? Find out what would happen next at on the 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.)


Pedal Lane
1st floor

Boutique bike shops focusing on well-designed and functional city + commuter bikes including accessories for everyday cycling.

For more information
please call 081 615 6592 / 081 619 6582
Email :

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.

For more information

Upcoming in August

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Thai Charisma: Creative Power
Organized by the National Heritage Board, Singapore and Fine Arts Department and Office of Contemporary Art and Culture,
Ministry of Culture, Thailand.
14 August - 2 November 2014
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Thai Charisma: Heritage + Creative Power offers an insightful glimpse into the power of making by Thai artisans and artists who have drawn inspirations from traditional artifacts as they continue to create new expressions responding to their heritage and faith. This art project has developed from the exhibition Thai Transience at Singapore Art Museum in 2012 that was part of Thai Cultural Fest co-organized by the National Heritage Board, Singapore and Fine Arts Department and Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. Thai Transience comprised of multidisciplinary practices to display heritage and contemporary as well as secular and religious art in meaningful ways.

Guest Curator: Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda
Assistant Curators: Ramase Limsakul

Artists: Thawan Duchanee, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook,
Pichet Klunchun, Sakarin Krue-On, Bussaraporn Thongcha, Dow Wasiksiri, Jakkai siributr,
Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Udomsak Krisanamis, Yuree Kensaku, Siroj Phuangbhupha,
Noppawong Baothong, Pannapan Yodmanee, Pichate Kiewprasirt, Prasert Yodkaew,
Rattawalee Chanchawvalit


For more information, please contact BACC Information

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