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e-newsletter / August 2014

On the auspicious occasion of the 82nd Birthday Anniversary
of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2014,
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation's
executive board and staff would like to wish
Her Majesty the Queen all the happiness and good health.
Long Live the Queen.


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Thai Charisma: Heritage + Creative Power
Organized by Fine Arts Department, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture,
Ministry of Culture and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
29 August - 16 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

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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

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Experimental Video Art Exhibition,Thai-European Friendship
2004-2014 (EVA project) (extend showing period)

Organized by BACC Exhibition Department and Komson Nookiew
18 July 2014 - 21 September 2014
Main Gallery, 7th floor

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.

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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Experimental Video Art

Special Activity: Artist Select
By Natnaran Bualoy
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Exhibition Department of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre welcome you to the Artist Selected of the Experimental Video Art exhibition with artist Natnaran Bualoy
by watching and exchanging the ideas of the video art.

Video Art screening

Narrative screening on Saturday 9 August 2014 at 2-4 pm.
Conceptual Art screening on Saturday 16 August 2014 at 2-4 pm.
Video Documentary screening on Saturday 23 August 2014 at 2-4 pm.
Video Installation screening on Saturday 30 August 2014 at 2-4 pm.
Video Performance screening on Saturday 6 September 2014 at 2-4 pm.
Video Animation screening on Saturday 13 September 2014 at 2-4 pm.

** Note - The video art are divided into 6 categorizes by the curator.

Organized by BACC Exhibition Department in collaboration with Natnaran Bualoy
For More Information, please contact:
BACC exhibition dept.

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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

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

The Angle of ISAN
By Paisan Singtham
6 - 29 August 2014
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

The paintings of The Angle of ISAN tell stories of the beautiful simplicity of Isan. What
a woman chooses to dress herself in can often indicate her propriety. This is especially
true for a woman’s choice in Pha Sin, which although are decorative tapestries created
using complicated processes, are presented and worn in the simplest ways.

The exhibition is thus a reflection of beauty that has sparked from abstemiousness, ultimately portraying the importance of a lifestyle of moderation. The women in these paintings therefore push us to look to these cultures, which are not limited to Isan, but including all local and indigenous cultures, in the hopes that we see “a long-lasting and
simple happiness”. We all strive for happiness, but we often forget that true happiness
be found inside ourselves.

Thai Taxi Talismans Photographs
by Dale Konstanz
1 - 29 August 2014
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Thai Taxi Talismans exhibition at People’s Gallery in the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
from 1 - 29 August 2014 features photographs by artist / photographer Dale Konstanz
taken inside Bangkok taxis during the past eight years. The photos focus on cab interiors
jam-packed with lucky charms, as well as still life groupings of sacred decorations and pop
culture trinkets sitting on dashboards, dangling from rearview mirrors, and hanging from
ceilings inside the cabs. The miscellaneous icons and ornaments serve a host of functions,
including protecting the drivers and passengers, attracting cold hard cash, and simply
creating a fun and happy work environment for the cabbies.

Konstanz’s series documents a traditional Thai custom, but in a contemporary context.
It is a subject that is quite familiar to anyone who lives in Thailand or visits the Kingdom

and yet it is something that is often overlooked or taken for granted, especially by locals.
The work is intended to be accessible, and viewers will hopefully be able to walk away
with a greater appreciation for this facet of Thai culture.


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P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 3
By BACC Arts Activity Department
July - December 2014
Studio, 4th floor,
Multi-function Room,
1st floor, and Auditorium, 5th floor.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Performing Artists Network proudly present P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 3. The festival will take place from July to December 2014 at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre’s Studio, Multi-function Room and Auditorium.

This year marks the third consecutive year for the collaboration between Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Performing Artists
Network to promote performing arts and act as a medium between artists and the public as well as encourage knowledge and
ideas exchange.

The festival will feature various types of performances from both local and international artist. Apart from performances, there
will also be artists’ talks and workshops on performing arts, dance and Butoh. The highlights of this year’s festival include;

1. “Connecting ASEAN Plus” 2014
:                  20 - 27 July 2014
2. Shade Borders :                                            15 - 17 August 2014
3. Sri Burapha: Memoir of Isara The Musical :    28 - 31 August 2014
4. Artist Talk / Workshop with Randy Gledhill : 3 - 6 September 2014
5. 2475 The Musical :                                        18 September - 5 October 2014
6. Hipster the King :                                          10 - 12 October 2014
7. The 16th ASIATOPIA.... 2014 :                      28 October - 3 November 2014
8. Bangkok Theatre Festival 2014 :                    1 - 16 November 2014
9. International Dance Festival 2014 :                21 November - 3 December 2014
10. THE 9th INTERNATIONAL BUTOH FESTIVAL THAILAND 2014 : 4 - 21 December 2014

P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 3 is the collaboration between Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Performing Artists Network
namely The friends-of-the-Arts foundation Crescent Moon Theatre Writer Publishing Asiatopia Democrazy Studio Anatta Theatre
Troupe Bangkok Theatre Network B-Floor Theatre (Thailand) and Butoh Co-Op Thailand.

For more information
Arts Activity Department,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530 Fax. 02 214 6639

Shade Borders
15 - 17 August 2014
(Friday at 19.00hrs. / Saturday and Sunday at15.00 hrs. / 19.00 hrs.) Studio, 4th floor

Women, Bodies, Breasts

“Reflections of the bodies...memories from the journeys within.”

Shade Borders is a movement performance inspired by a contemporary art piece by Pinaree Sanpitak, an internationally acclaimed female artist. Her work reflects the distinctiveness of female body and conveys meanings that are beyond gender boundary. Shade Borders is developed from a devising theatre entitled “Breast Project”.It starts off as a journey from outer surface toinner emotions, turning images to movements that echo diverse memories and validating the existence of women and their bodies.

Korjai  Ouiwatanapong
Ladda  Kongdach
Sukanya  Pheansri
Orada  Lelanuja
Sineenadh Keitprapai

Direction: Sineenadh Keitprai, Crescent Moon
Theatre Lighting Design: Tawit Keitprapai

Tickets: 500 Baht
For reservation: Tel. 081-929-4246, 086-797-1445

Sri Burapha: Memoir of Isara The Musical
28 - 31 August 2014
(Thursday and Friday at19.30hrs. / Saturday at 14.00 hrs.
and 19.00 hrs. / Sunday at 14.00 hrs.)
Studio, 4th floor

To marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Kularb Saipradit or Sri Burapha, a newspaper
editor, an activist and one of the foremost Thai novelists of his time, Writer Publishing and
Anatta Theatre Troupe, with support by Office of Contemporary Art And Culture, Ministry
Of Culture and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, proudly present Sri Burapha: Memoir of
Isara The Musical.

Kularb Saipradit: Gandhi Wasuvitchayagit, Performers and Music Director
Chanid Saipradit: Monthakan Rangsipramanakul, the editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro Thailand, Moderator - Deva Café, Freelance Performers
Writer / Director: Pradit Prasartthong, Anatta Theatre Troupe
Music: Gandhi Wasuvitchayagit

Tickets: 600 Baht
For reservation: Tel.092-257-0667


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Performance Art in Thailand; The development
and connectivities between artists in SE Asia.
By Chumpon Apisuk, Nopawan Sirivejkul

By BACC Education Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Thursdays 21 August 2014 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor

The first talk on Thursday 21 August 2014 is “Performance Art in Thailand:
The development and connectivities between artists in SE Asia”
by Chumpon Apisuk and Nopawan Sirivejkul

Performance Movement in SE Asia and Thailand in 1980s: This is the first part of a series
of two talks exploring the development of performance art in Thailand, by Chumpon
Apisuk. As performance art started to open a new window in Bangkok’s art community around 1986, Singapore had Artists Village, and performance had become a new form
of expression in Indonesia, the Philippines and so on, etc. As Chumpon points out that
we cannot learn about performance art development in Thailand alone without looking
at the development that sprung in the region, and how they inspired each other, which
later on became a strong network of regional performance artists.

Free entry / No reservation needed
*The talk will be in Thai

For more information: Education Dept.
please call 02-214-6630-8 ext. 519
ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival,

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales:
“A Starving Fox and a Wise Rabbit”

By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 30 August 2014 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Hall of L floor

Once upon a time, a starving fox found a drying pond with crabs and fishes. He wanted to eat them but the crabs and fishes told him they were covered with mud and the fox must clean them by washing them in the big pond first. The fox fell for this trick and was very angry. He tried to get others animal to drain the big pond while the crabs and fishes asked
a rabbit to help. What would happen next? Find out the ending of this tale 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.)

Outside the Classroom Activity: DIY Bookmaking Workshop
By Education Department and Art Library,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Sunday 17 August 2014 at 13.00-17.00 hrs.
Bangkok Family Center, Thung Khru, Bangkok

Call for 20 juveniles, age 10-15 years old to participate in the Outside the Classroom
Activity: DIY Bookmaking Workshop on date and time mentioned above.

Free entry Please register to participate in the activity at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127 (Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00 hrs.)


ART CAFÉ by Brown Sugar
1st floor

Enjoy great pizza, spaghetti and refreshments in a nice, relaxing atmosphere at ART CAFÉ
by Brown Sugar on the 1st floor of BACC.

Le Pla Daak
4st 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”
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 September

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Inson Wongsam : The Autonomous Spirit
Organized by BACC exhibition dept.
12 September - 27 November 2014
Main Gallery, 9th floor
Opening Reception : 11 September 2014 at 18.30 hrs.

It was more than 50 years that Inson Wongsam, an 80 years old venerable artist,
has dedicated himself and has proven his faith and steadfastness of an artist who
keeps following the path of abstract art and never returning to representational
art again.

At 28, the young Northern artist-adventurer travelled on his scooter from Thailand
heading to faraway destinations in Europe to broaden his art experiences. Exhibitions
along with meetings with artists-critics from different cultures have driven him, a Thai sculptor who was kindled with creativity, to excel his abstract works of art to be internationally acclaimed. Travelling back to the homeland, the determined artist
brought back nothing but 12 years of art experience. With the spirit of a creator
who explores and revisits his native land, Inson Wongsam has mingled local culture
of the Northern and Abstract art harmoniously.

Inson Wongsam: The Autonomous Spirit features over 100 works including sculptural
pieces (1974-now), woodprints (1999-now), and the recent paintings (2013-now).
His works usually reveal uniqueness in relation to the depth of human mind. The
exhibition also includes another significant series of sculptures such as "Huay Fai"
(1974-1977) which was created from the huge stump of teak unfolds the yearning
for the purity abides in nature that instigates the community to concern with the loss
of trees and forests; miniatures of "Sculptures Under the Sea" (1968-1974), a series
of metallic sculptures that suggests the awareness of environmental problems and
natural crises are. Some pieces belonging to the series will be fully expressed through
a piece of Video art by Jirasak Saengpolsith, Thai contemporary artist; and there is also
a set of reassemble sculptures (1997-now), which assembles distinctive pieces of wood
with dowel joints that can be adjustable.

Guest Curator:Tuksina Pipitkul
Assistant Curators: Jirasak Saengpolsith and Wachara Kanha

An exhibition by BACC exhibition dept.
For more information, please contact

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BACC Art Talk 2014 Series "Relational Aesthetics"
Life and Works of Kamin Lertchaiprasert

By BACC Education Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Saturday 13 September 2014 at 14.00-16.00 hrs.
Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

The 2nd event will be held on Saturday 13th September 2014. On the day, there will be
a discussion with Mr.Kamin Lertchaiprasert on various aspects of art and life that combine
and emerge into lifestyles, ways to find happiness that leads to self and social awareness,
and the use of art as a constructive activity to help promote understanding and respect
on values and identities of self and others, which will help lead to a more peaceful society.

Mr.Kamin Lertchaiprasert is the artist who established 31st Century Museum Contemporary of Spirit and The Land Foundation, hoping to encourage people to learn more about the
spiritual and mental development. He has his way of creating artworks by gaining his
inspirations from “the pursue of answers to life and meanings of it”—his questions and
curiosity about life that lead to many experiments that help seek the answers, as well
as conveying his own experiences through artworks. He uses contemporary methods
that do not stick to the old forms, and that makes him famous and well-recognised both
locally and internationally.

Kamin Lertchaiprasert

The Seminar will be in Thai without translation
Free Entry

Organized by Education Department Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
For more information and booking Tel. 02-214-6630-8 ext 519

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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
By BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 20 September 2014 at 16.30 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

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. The last screening of Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice on Saturday 20 September 2014 is a Japanese film, Himizu (2011) selected by Mr. Tanwarin Sukkhapisit (It Gets Better,
Hug Na Sarakam , and Insects in the Backyard). "For me, Himizu does not just tell an anguished story of a post-tsunami Japan. Instead, when I watched it, I felt like I was literally hit by a tsunami, a force of nature that was so powerful that it dragged me to the bottom of the ocean where I could not breath and felt like I was about to die." Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

Himizu is based on a manga of the same name and directed by Sono Sion, the controversial cult director (Love Exposure, Noriko’s Dinner Table and Cold Fish). The film competed in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival and won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor and Actress.

After the screening, there will be a talk about the film with Tanwarin and Suzuki Ryota,
a Japanese writer who has been living in Thailand for more than 10 years.

*Screening in Japanese with Thai subtitles only.
*Film screening starts at 17.30 hrs. / Doors will be closed after the film starts.
*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:
Free entry
No reservation needed


For more information, please contact BACC Information

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