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e-newsletter / January 2015

Happy Year of the Goat 2015

The year of the Goat is now at hand,
It brings peace and joy all over the land.
May your lives be healthy and prosperous forever,
Let us cordially celebrate this new beginning together.

New Year Closing

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre will be closed from Monday 29 December 2014 to Thursday 1 January 2015.
We will reopen on Friday 2 January 2015.


bacc arts network

Dek-Art@bacc 2015: Wonderful Journey Children’s Day
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 Khon performance by kids, 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 and Indy TLa’Frame with many special activities and discounts at arthub@bacc shops.

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

bacc exhibition 789

(-)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
Main Gallery, 7th floor

As part of the pilot project Young Artist Network (Y.A.N), the project "[-]1: 'The
great artist of tomorrow will go underground' - Marcel Duchamp" is represented as
an experimental activity 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 theresults for informative analyzing to be
gathered as fundamental ideas for projects to support young artists in the future.

Questioning our comprehension of young artists and their works happening on the
realm of economic, social, political and cultural changes, the possibility of answers
we will find within phenomenon of young artists connecting their arts to the public
in different forms. The young generation responds to the influence handed down
from a previous generation in the way that they depart from the traditional definition
of art, embed and adjust their works under the fast-forwarding situations. The
artworks and artists in the information age encourage us to consider and question
a current discourse as well as cognitive instrument in order to arrive at our up-to-
date interpretation and understanding.

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.

"[-]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. The further mind frame of the project is to strengthen
artists' critical thinking, nourish their wills in creating art and support their
practicality developed to surpass multi-dimensional limitations to construct
deep values considered as the driving force of the age.

Curator : Pichaya Suphavanij

Artists , Art critic and Writer for core activities
Judha Suwanmongkol
Henry Tran
Atikom Mukdaprakorn
Money Faketory

Supporting Content for Discourse and Theory
The Reading Room

Supporting Content for General Contextual Platform
Narongsak Nilkate
Pongkamom Wong-ubol

For More information, Please contact :

main exhibition 789

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

By The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand (RPST),
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre,
and Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC)
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

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.:

people's gallery

Nature of Nature 2 Exhibition
By Issared Wongsing and Chakkrit Srisongkram 
6 - 29 January 2015
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Nature of Nature 2 Exhibition is a serial painting exhibition inspired by nature and
its beauty. The first exhibition of the series, 'Nature of Nature 1' was exhibited
at Chamchuri Art Gallery in 2012.

Issared Wongsing
Environment, colours and shades, seedlings, flowers, mountains, breeze and
sunshine are natural beauty which man can feel and experience them. The
natural beauty contributes moods and emotions, aesthetic, joyfulness and
complacency which in turn are expressed through the artist's perception
with acrylic paintings.

Chakkrit Srisongkram

Nature of Nature 2 Exhibition embraces the alluring aspect of truth and beauty.
His artworks aim to present the endless cycle of existence; birth, being and death.
The artist indulgently expresses his own point of view through oil paintings with
exclusive techniques, forms, colours and movements.

Into the Edge of Digital Art Exhibition
By Tanatorn Buranasinlapin
6 - 29 January 2015
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

I used my imagination and subconscious to create my artworks which inspired
by different cultures from all over the world as the subject matter for this
exhibition. I am interested in multicultural diversity and myths. I chose to
create my artworks digitally with computer graphic programme which for
me is the best and only technique which can perfectly express my ideas for
this exhibition.

arts network

(Die Stadt. Vom Werden und Vergehen)
11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
Curved Wall on 3rd - 5th floor

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 German
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.

German Photobook Award 2014
11 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
5th floor

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.

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids, Asean Tales:
By Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 31 January 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Kid’s corner, Art Library, Library floor

Free entry.
Please register at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127


ECO SHOP common
1st floor

ECO SHOP common is an eco design and knowledge center for learning and understanding about environment as well as offering guidelines for eco design products. You can also
find various types of eco products at ECO SHOP common such as stationaries, bicycle
accessories, ornaments, fashion items, local eco products, etc.

For more information

FA Cinematheque
2nd floor

FA Cinematheque is a branch of the Film Archive (Public Organization). It offers various products related to Thai film from Film Archive such as books, DVDs, postcards and
T-shirts with a research corner, film magazines and Pieak Poster Theater for film
screenings, talks and workshops.

Upcoming in February

bacc exhibition 789

Imply Reply (HYP)
Huang Yong Ping x Sakarin Krue - on

By BACC Exhibition Department
12 February - 26 April 2015
Main Gallery, 8th floor

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crossover : The Unveiled Collection
By BACC Exhibition Department
20 February - 14 June 2015
Main Gallery, 7th floor
Opening ceremony on Thursday 19 February, 2015 at 18.30 hrs.

Crossover: The Unveiled Collection has started as an attempt to merge the history
of Thai art, which is characterized by its specific context, with the history of art
collecting, which has been created by a variety of perspectives in the art scene.
For several decades, many respected Thai collectors have devoted their time and
effort to studying art history, visiting exhibitions, meeting artists, and preserving
works of art from the ravages of time. Some collectors can be considered as the
pillar of Thai art community, and with their help, now we have the opportunity
to present major works in Thai art history, including Chatchai Puipia’s "โศลกไฟ"
(sa-lok-fai), Pratuang Emjaroen’s "จักรวาล" (jak-kra-wan), and Thawan Duchanee’s
"The Nemi Jakata".

This exhibition will be the first time for some prestigious works in private collections
to be shown to the public, as well as the first official introduction of some Thai
collectors. Major works will bring the audience back to various periods in history,
from the arrival of the western concept of modernism to important movements
in Thai contemporary art. These works reveal an artistic path of combination
between the western forms and techniques and the eastern spirit and mind,
while the collectors play the role of pioneers who discover the new aesthetic
territory and unearth the cultural heritage of time.

With numerous outstanding works from private collections, Crossover: The Unveiled
Collection aims to inspire the general public, artists, art students, and other collectors
to recognize the importance of preserving, collecting, maintaining and disseminating
this cultural heritage of Thai art.

Guest Curator: Tawatchai Somkong / Chol Janepraphaphan

An exhibition by BACC Exhibition Department
For more information


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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