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e-newsletter / December 2014

On Behalf of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
in Cooperation with Rama IX Art Museum Foundation.


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A Photography Exhibition by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn:

10 December 2014 - 8 March 2015
Main Gallery, 9th floor

This year's exhibition is different than previous ones. This year there are photos taken from a telescope and being able
to use the Scanning Electron Microscope to see the microscopic structure. There is also a photo from a drone that allows
us to see from high altitude. These machines give magical eyes to see unbelievable visions, hence the name of this year's
exhibition, clairvoyance, taken from Inao, traditional Thai epic, when Prince Joraka proclaims during his dagger dance for
the gods:

"My two hands held high in reverence for all gods big and small,
for all those with clairvoyance, do not side with the villain"

Other photos in this exhibition are sceneries and snapshots from Thailand and other countries. Among them are photos
from Timor-Leste and Malta for the first time.

For more information Public Relation Department,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Tel: 02-214-6630 - 8 ext. 501

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(-)1 : "The great artist of tomorrow will go underground"
- Marcel Duchamp

Activities in the exhibition space for young artists
As part of a pilot project Y.A.N (Young Artist Network by BACC)
13 December 2014 - 1 February 2015
Opening 12 December 2014 at 18.30 hrs.
Main Gallery, 7th floor

"[-]1: 'The great artist of tomorrow will go underground' – Marcel Duchamp" presents
the standpoint of the ‘underground’, regresses to fundamental points, raises open -
ended questions on young art and young artists and explores the discourse from the
core of the creation through ground of understanding in different contexts. As part
of the pilot project Young Artist Network (Y.A.N), the project is represented as
experimental activities in exhibition space raising structural questions to explore
viewpoints of art and contemporary thinking. It also analyzes such points through
process of experimenting, observing, discussing and studying phenomenon. The
objective of the project is to conclude the results for informative analyzing to be
gathered as fundamental ideas for projects to support young artists in the future.
This experimental project is performed through hypothesis comprised of 4 main
factors of art: 1) artwork production, 2) art space, 3) art audiences, 4) analytic
thinking about social context and art criticism. All four factors are represented as
activities organized in the exhibition space to include audiences’ participations in
the mutual creation, mutual perception and mutual study of art, existing in the
value shared between artists and people in general.

Opening 12 December 2014
7th Floor, 18.30 hrs.

17.45 - 18.30 hrs.

18.30 hrs.

19.30 hrs.

19.45 - 21.00 hrs.

Live Music curated by Nuttapon Sawasdee
The 1st Period
- เดือน จงมั่นคง
- โซ่ โสดซิง

Opening and Introducing the project and the artists

Live Performance Under-construction[ism]

The 2nd Period
- Plern pan perth                    
- life for no control (เกื้อเพียวพังค์) 
- Dead karaoke                                           
- Yena
- Asano Ryuhei
- Dj Tada

The project initiated and operated by BACC Exhibition Dept,
for more information please contact

people's gallery

By Somwong Tupparat
4 - 25 December 2014
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Nature, does not only bring me freshness, but also makes me feel calm and
content to the simplicity, especially to those various forms in the nature
that arise in the mid of empty space. The presence of color and atmosphere
in different times that follows the law of nature is the beauty that can help
lighten up one’s mind.

The impression of nature from different perspectives has motivated me to
look atits beauty and carefully consider it with my own imagination. I am
interested in all substances in the nature that appear amidst space and time.
They can be seen through nature phenomenon whether different time of
a day or the changing seasons. Substances, both in nature and time,
encounter and relate, and therefore cause endless changes which reflect
on uncertainty and impermanence. Therefore I aim to look for true beauty
in nature, time, and space.

This set of work is neither expressionist, impressionist nor realist. It focuses
on the
diminishing shades of color which is light, faded, and transparent like
another dimension overlays between images and space. I intend to express
personal imagination that comes from careful thought on all substances in
the nature that are related to time and try to create the true and serene
beauty secretly hiding in the nature, time and space.

arts network

(Die Stadt. Vom Werden und Vergehen)
11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
Curved Wall on 3rd - 5th floor
Opening reception on 11 December 2014 at 18.30 hrs., 5th floor
with opening speech and exhibition guided tour
by Ute and Werner Mahler

In cooperation with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre the Goethe - Institut
Thailand presents the photo exhibition "The City. Becoming and Decaying"
with more over 100 photos taken in cities worldwide. 18 photographers of the
artists agency OSTKREUZ went on a journey to discover the essence
of contemporary urban reality. They collected images of urban becoming and
decaying from 22 cities worldwide - a hitherto unique long-term photographic
project on this subject.

What we have before us is a portrait of a city that brings together all cities,
a city that stretches back before memory and extends beyond our imagination.
A city that seems timeless, and yet, at each and every moment, is precisely the
city we humanshave created. People enable cities to grow and decline. They
come and flee, build and destroy, hope and despair, press toward the center
and remain on the outskirts, seek community, and stay alone - people who want
to fulfill their aspirations. The place they have created for this is called the city.

This set of work is neither expressionist, impressionist nor realist. It focuses on
the diminishing shades of color which is light, faded, and transparent like another
dimension overlays between images and space. I intend to express personal
imagination that comes from careful thought on all substances in the nature that
are related to time and try to create the true and serene beauty secretly hiding
in the nature, time and space.

Special Lecture "Portrait Photography" by Ute and Werner Mahler.
Sunday 7 December 2014 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs. Multifunction Room, 1st floor,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Free Admission/The lecture will be in English.
Registration at
Tel. 02 108 8231-2

German Photobook Award 2014
11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
5th floor
Opening on December 11, 2014 at 18:30 hrs.

Since 2012, it is the 3rd time that the award-winning photo books will make
a public appearance in Bangkok. One of the main draws of this year’s award
is the large photo books in the category of "Coffee Table Books", which has
just been added to the award last year. Hereby, we would like to invite you
to be impressed and fascinated by the presented photobooks and to learn
more about the photographic qualities and aesthetic impressions with which
they managed to convince the jury.


Saturday 20 December 2014
at 17.30 hrs., Auditorium, 5th floor
at 20.00 hrs., Open Space, 1st floor

A Unique Open Air Digital Concert Experience. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
on December 20 at 20.00 hrs. Screening of Documentary "When BJÖRK Met
David Attenborough"
on December 20 at 17.30hrs., 5th Floor Auditorium,
BACC (English with Thai Subtitles) FREE ADMISSION

"A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic
treatment" - Hollywood Reporter -

To close the Science Film Festival 2014, the Goethe-Institut and the Bangkok
Art and Culture Centre are proud to present 'Biophilia Live', a concert film by
Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Björk's
multi - disciplinary multimedia project. The film is an audiovisual exploration at
the crossroads between science, music and technology. The project is inspired
by the relationships between musical structures and natural phenomena, from
the atomic to the cosmic.

For the first time ever, the film will be projected onto the front façade of the
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre as premiere in Thailand. Internationally renowned
Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak is creating an edible landscape installation to complete
the sensory experience of the evening. Prepare. Explore. Biophilia.

For further information,
please contact


bacc performance

The 9th International Butoh Festival Thailand 2014
4 - 21 December 2014
Workshops 4 - 7 December 2014
Performances 12 - 14 and 18 - 21 December 2014
Studio, 4th floor

B-Floor, Butoh Co-Op Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly present
BUTOH FEVER: The 9th International Butoh Festival Thailand 2014. The festival will
take place between 4 - 21 December 2014 and feature various international artists
including Takita Takayuki (Japan), Mikio Tsunekawa (Japan / Chile), B-Floor (Thailand),
Salome Nieto (Mexico / Canada) of pataSola Dance, Butoh Co-Op Thailand, Valeria
Geremia (Italy) of Sicula Butoh, Valentin Tszin of PoemaTheatre (Russia), and Paul
Ibey (Canada). Apart from Butoh performances and workshops, there will be an
exhibition and installation by Boaz Zippor (Israel), Teerawat Mulvilai (Thailand),
Tawit Keitprapai (Thailand), and Stephen Funke (Finland).

Why Butoh Fever, you may ask. There is a saying in Japanese, "If you sit on a rock
long enough it will get hot." This is the 9th festival and it is steadily getting hotter.
More and more international artists want to present their work in Thailand. Also,in
Japanese culture the word for the number 9 is similarto the sound for the word that
means "pain" or "distress". Katsura Kan has often likened Butoh as an illness that once
infected, people's lives change. In other Asian cultures, the number 9 symbolizes
completion of the three realms of existence; Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Hatfield Director - Butoh Co-Op Thailand
Producer - Ray of Light Productions

Workshops Schedule

4 December 2014

5 December 2014

6 December 2014

7 December 2014

18.00 - 21.00 hrs.

14.00 - 17.00 hrs.

14.00 - 17.00 hrs.

14.00 - 17.00 hrs.

18.00 - 21.00 hrs.

- Workshop with Takita Takayuki
(Japan), Hijikata style.

- Workshop with Valentin Tszin
(Russia)of PoemaTheatre, Performance, participants will have the opportunity
to perform live.

- Workshop with Salome Nieto
(Mexico / Canada) of pataSola Dance.

- Workshop with Valeria Geremia
(Italy) of Sicula Butoh.

- Workshop with Mikio Tsunekawa
(Japan / Chile)

**Workshops Fee : 1,000 Baht each or all workshops 5,000 Baht.

Performances Schedule

12 December 2014

13 December 2014

14 December 2014

18 - 20 December 2014

21 December 2014

19.00 hrs.

19.00 hrs.

15.00 hrs.

19.00 hrs.

19.00 hrs.

15.00 hrs.

19.00 hrs.

- Performance A, featuring :
Takita Takayuki (Japan), Valeria Geremia
of Sicula Butoh (Italy), and Mikio Tsunekawa (Japan / Chile).

- Performance B, featuring :
Salome Nieto (Mexico / Canada) of pataSola
Dance, Paul Ibey (Canada), Valentin Tszin
of PoemaTheatre (Russia).

- Performance A, featuring :

Takita Takayuki (Japan), Valeria Geremia
of Sicula Butoh (Italy), and Mikio Tsunekawa (Japan / Chile).

- Performance B, featuring:
Salome Nieto (Mexico / Canada) of pataSola
Dance, Paul Ibey (Canada), Valentin Tszin
of PoemaTheatre (Russia).

- Performance C, featuring :
B-Floor Theatre (Thailand) and Butoh
Co-Op Thailand.

Butoh Symposium,
talk back with the artists.

Featuring a Film Screening:
"Rite of Passage"
by Juliette Yu-Ming (France/Malaysia) and Solstice Butoh Jam
featuring all artists
with guest musicians. (Tickets 200 THB.)

**Performance tickets : 600 THB each or all performances 1,500 THB
For reservation and more information, please contact : Tel. 085 160 1677

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales:
"The Legend of Vietnam"

By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 20 December 2014 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Kid’s corner, Art Library, Library floor

Long long time ago, the dragon king and the beautiful fairy married and gave
birth to 100 eggs. Soon, the eggs hatched into one hundred smart children.
When the children grew up, the couple decided to separate them, fifty
children lived with their father next to the sea while the other fifty children
went to live with their mother on the mountain. One day, a fierce army tried
to invade the land. The king asked the gods for help protecting his kingdom.
Find out what would happen next 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


3rd floor

HARDCOVER: The Art Book Shop is a specialist bookshop in the field of visual arts,
design, fashion and culture. The shop draws its unique selections from leading art
publishers as well as independent ones, both locally and internationally. It also
includes exhibition catalogues from local and international galleries, as well as
a rotating collections of rare and out-of-print academic art books.
Opening hours: 11.00 to 20.00 hrs. from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays).

For more information Tel. 085 162 7528

4th floor

Bookmoby Readers’ Cafe is a bookstore for book lovers and those who are interested
in the literary and publishing worlds. We specialize in Thai contemporary fiction, poetry, translations, classics, as well as non-fiction, history, sociology, philosophy, spirituality,
picture books and travel essays; titles that may not be easy to find in the big chain
stores. Our occasional talk sessions by authors have established us as the place to
meet and share between readers and writers that is truly in the heart of a metropolis.

For more information Tel. 089 925 2969

Upcoming in January

bacc family

Dek-Art@bacc 2015: Wonderful Journey Children Day’s
by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 10 January 2015 at 10.30 - 18.00 hrs.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre invites all children to our Children’s Day 2015
with "Dek-Art@bacc 2015: Wonderful Journey".

Enjoy art activities and workshops such as Creative Paper Workshop with Ajarn Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, learn how to decorate cupcakes with fondant icing,
try your hands on graffiti with Graffiti Kids, create clay animals with Clay Works
Workshop, make your own personal badge with DIY Badge Workshop, be part
of the giant Coloured Sand Painting at the Open Space in front of back with
Chalit Nakpawan, discover different views with the Photo Exhibition by H.R.H.
Pincess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Have fun with various performances all throughout the day such as plays, classical
music performance by Bangkok Symphony Music School, mime performances
by Babymime and Mute, short movies and animation for kids chosen by Thai
Film Archive with many special activities and discounts at arthub@bacc shops.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 534

bacc experimental project

DRIFT A series of experimental sound project
Project#2: TOOL

By BACC exhibition dept. in collaboration
with SO::ON Dry FLOWER
31 January - 1 February 2015
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

A experimental sound project presents the intensity and tension using 'Drift' as in
motor racing technique where the driver intentionally oversteers while maintaining
control, the concept is to propose psychological digressing in geographyof sounds
from one area to the next and explore its diverse aspects through technical and
creative contents that involves crossing platforms and various disciplines of the
artists. The focus is to allow the audience to understand sound as an art form
and open up to incidents and situations to arrive at their new listening experience.
With combination of solo performances, sound installations, improvising sessions,
workshops and lectures,the project investigates unheard perceptions of sound
through worksby international / local sound artists via different formats under
experimental approach. A series of experimental sound project will begin with
the first project: DURATION.

Project #2: TOOL Knowing and mastering tools is one of important factor for sound
artist and musician to express their own work. Tools transmit idea into sound, transmit
sound into materials and often reflect artist’s creative approach that could perform
not only as an object but also as a concept. Some artists turn daily objects into sound
devices, some interact with typical instruments in their unique manner, some approach
their body as a tool turning movements into sound, opening up possibilities of what
could be an instrument based on various purposes. As instruments evolve so is the
listening experience. The concept of tools for this session is to perceive instrument
as a discipline in its own right that the artists will explore its open-ended interpretation
and exchange knowledge of tools as sound making with the audience.

Curators: Koichi Shimizu / Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

Artists: Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, DJ Sniff, Yuen Chee Wai, Yan Jun, Ryu Hankil,
Alan Courtis with Saowakorn Muangkruan and Adisak Poung-ok

Installation Artist:
Duck Unit

The project by BACC exhibition dept. in collaboration
with SO::ON Dry FLOWER as part of BACC Experimental Project.
For more information,
please contact BACC exhibition dept.:


For more information, please contact BACC Information

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