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Inson Wongsam : The Autonomous Spirit
Organized by BACC exhibition dept.
12 September – 23 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
Invited Artists: Jirasak Saengpolsith and Wachara Kanha

An exhibition by BACC exhibition dept.
For more information, please contact email: exhibition@bacc.or.th

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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 technologyis 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
www.bacc.or.th
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EXHIBITION EDUCATION AND ACTIVITY:
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

Video Performance and Video Animation
screening on Saturday 13 September 2014 at 4-6 pm.

Organized by BACC Exhibition Department in collaboration with Natnaran Bualoy
For More Information, please contact:
BACC exhibition dept.
email: exh_exhibition@bacc.or.th

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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

Co-organized by the Fine Arts Department, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture,
Ministry of Culture and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thai Charisma: Heritage +
Creative Power comprises 38 heritage objects and new contemporary works
by 19 artists. Guest curator of the exhibition, Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda, Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Culture wrote, “Thai Charisma will be an exciting and challenging
exhibition for Thai living artists to contemplate and interpret heritage objects from the
National collection. It is like going back in time to pay respect to anonymous master
artisans whose mastery should be praised and revered as legendary.”

For the first time, these heritage objects will be shown to the public while many new
works by contemporary artists are the result of direct encounter with heritage of the
master artisans. “We can fully appreciate the artistic skills of artisans and artists,” explained
Prof. Apinan, “while the viewers can experience simultaneously the link and connection
of heritage and creative power.”

Guest Curator: Prof. Dr Apinan Poshyananda

Asrtists: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Bussaraporn Thongchai, Dow Wasiksiri, Jakkai Siributr,
Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Kampanath Ruangkittivilas, Noppawaong Baothong, Pannapan Yodmanee, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Pichate Kiewprasirt, Prasert Yodkaew, Rattawalee
Chanchawvali, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rolf von Bueren, Sakarin Krue-on, Siroj Phuangbupha,
Thawan Duchanee, Udomsak Krisanamis, Yuree Kansaku

people's gallery

Including 3 Solo Exhibition
By Kanjana Chonsiri, Nattapat Dissorn
and Waranyou Changpradit
3 - 27 September 2014
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

This exhibition Arising from the integration of students in the Master, the trio was also
significant to publish their work course. And the implications thereof Environment is to
communicate the story of these three artists. Live view from the inside of the mind.
Inspired to find in everyday life. Whether natural, social, or even faith. Filter and
transform the perception of identity through language and solo exhibitions. Possession
of the artist

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Bangkok Attitude
By Kengo Otake
3 - 28 September 2014
Curved Wall, 3rd - 4th floor

Whenever I am in Bangkok, my memory evokes two other cities that my life has been
closely connected with. I was raised in Tokyo in the 1980s, which was a critical decade
in the formation of Tokyo's cultural identity. In the wake of World War II, Tokyo’s
cultural life became heavily influenced by that of the United States. The latter half of
the 1980s marked the beginning of the new era when Tokyo’s youngsters established
their own lifestyle, fusing both Japanese culture and post-war American influence.

The creative energy of the youth enlivened Tokyo and was primarily visible in the material world where new fashion and art forms began to emerge. This creative energy also found
form in the deeper inner processes of a changing social attitude. Subsequent generations
have developed these emergent trends which have come to define Japan and are now
known worldwide.

Bangkok today feels like the 1980s Tokyo to me. I can see how Bangkok’s youths
have fused American and Japanese influences, reaching a point where they can
express attitudes and styles in their own distinctive way. They are creative, individual

and motivated, but have surprisingly retained traditional values. The good old days are
still visible here, while Tokyo, having reached a period of economic stability, has almost
lost this feeling.

I situate myself in Bangkok. This is the cities in which my memory drags me back to the
1980s Tokyo. My particular focus is the youngsters and the ways their attitudes connect
the past to the present and echo the future.

The core idea of my exhibition is to place portraits of Bangkok youth within the same
space to create a visual bridge between them. In addition to these photos, I am going
to screen videos that have been cut to mix images of young people from Bangkok.

cinema

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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 shownbi-
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 Kanchat Rangseekansong a famous film critic and writer.

*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: activity@bacc.or.th
Free entry
No reservation needed

performance

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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
email: activity@bacc.or.th
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2475 The Musical
18 September - 5 October 2014
(Performances are on Thursday – Sunday at 19.00 hrs.)
Studio, 4th floor

"2475" The Musical by Anatta Theatre with Democrazy Studio is a love story in the revolutionary time inspired by the life of Poonsuk Banomyong, wife of the former
Thai Prime Minister, Pridi Banomyong.

Synopsis A former first lady, Poonsuk Banomyong had to celebrate the constitution
in prison alone. Her son was arrested with unjust charges; her husband was in exile
on a political refuge and there was no news of him. The story shifts between the
main eventsin the prison and the past, telling the life and fate in the sea of change
of this strong-willed lady. The great change in 1952 turned her destiny upside down.
In the end, she had to bid farewell to her beloved son who was still imprisoned, to go
in search of her husband’s unknown whereabouts and to fulfill the missing family life.

Tickets: 500 baht
For reservation and more information Tel. 081 441 5718 / Line ID: democrazystudio
democrazystudio

education

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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 turth 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.

Speaker: 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
e-mail: education@bacc.or.th

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Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales:
“The Tale of the Bat”

By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 23 September 2014 at 14.00 – 15.30 hrs.
Hall of L floor

Once upon a time, a cat caught some birds to eat and left the feathers. One day he
caught a rat and left him on the pile of feathers but the rat was not dead, he was just
fainted. When the rat woke up, he was covered in feathers. With all the feathers, the
rat was able to fly so he flew to a bird, asking her to marry him.The bird declined saying
he was just an ugly rat. The rat then flew back to his friends but they also denied
him saying he was neither a rat nor a bird. What would happen to this flying rat?
Find out more on the date and time mentioned above.

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

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Artist ColorS
3rd floor

Artist ColorS offers a selection of art reproductions: including stationery items, notebooks,
photo albums, address books, cards, posters, prints, calendars, magnets, bookmarks,
T-shirts, bags, art books, cushion, apron, gifts and accessories with art motifs, keychain,
magnet, scarf, umbrella and more.

For more information www.visart.co.th

Goon Studio
4st floor

Goon Studio provides premium art materials with caring service by our specialists.
Apart from art materials and art workshops, we also offer fine art and ink jet printing
with Epson printer as well as other art services such as color management, calibrate
and platinum print.

For more information
goonstudio

Upcoming in October

bacc music

The 8th Bangkok Music Forum
"Manoch Puttal In My Own Point of View and Others
"
By Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 18 October 2014 at 15.30 - 18.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents the 8th Bangkok Music Forum
"Manoch Puttal In My Own Point of View and Others". Join us for the life stories in
the lifelong music career of Manoch Puttal with guest speakers, Pojanath Pojanapitak
and Num Mueng Chan along with performances by The Lamb and Manoch Puttal's
guitar telling stories.

Moderated by Vip Buraphadeja on Saturday 18 October 2014 at 15.30 - 18.30 hrs. Auditorium, 5th floor, BACC.

*Free entry / No reservation Activity by Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and
Culture Centre

For more information:
Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Tel. 02 2146630-8 ext. 530
Website :www.bacc.or.th
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