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Imply Reply : Huang Yong Ping and Sakarin Krue-On
Organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with Tang Contemporary Art
Supported by Embassy of France and Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts,
Silpakorn University
12 February - 26 April 2015
Main Gallery, 8th floor
Opening Reception on Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 18.30 hrs.

"Imply Reply" - a collaborative exhibition between Huang Yong Ping, an eminence Chinese Paris-Based artist who creates a
new Chinese cultural identity by bridging the framework of reference in Western modernism with Chinese observances as well
as contemporary reality and Sakarin Krue-On, a distinctive contemporary Thai artist whose works were blended Thai mythological
narratives with understanding of disciplines that allows him to navigate with his idiosyncratic approach through multiplatform
formats.The exhibition juxtaposes critical thinking both in local and regional and global context, communicating reflexive works
of both artists from differing generation to present a diverse worldview with critical-ironic potential to address vital issues. Hence
with the title Imply Reply, the exhibition aims to present reciprocal thinking process between artists and audience that challenge
the viewer to reconsider the idea of art and its relationship to national identity in recent history that are crucial to the
contemporary era.

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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 - 26 April 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 unbelievablevisions, 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

people's gallery

"Crow" The 1st Solo Exhibition
By Ravi Gitsanalom
4 - 28 February 2015
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

I was inspired to become a crow after I read one of the impressive quotes from a movie
called "The Crow". "There is nothing wrong being a crow. It’s better than being a caged
bird who doesn’t know how to fly. "Since then I have been searching to find the meaning
of being a "crow". For me being a crow is to be able to do everything I love and being
free from anything. But in order to get what I want, I have to learn how to demand,
hunt and fly up high chasing my dream and survive. Even though along the way, I have
to face terrible storms or the sun that almost ruins my wings. But "this crow" will keep
on flying and following the voice from his heart, hoping that one day he might reach his
destination and be free at the end.

arts network

Indian artist Anup Mathew Thomas, winner of the 2015
Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art!

We are pleased to announce Indian artist Anup Mathew Thomas as the winner of the
second Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art. This biannual award
seeks to encourage artists in Asia under the age of 40 who already have a solid body of
work but have not yet been showcased in major institutions. The award consists of 15,000
US dollars: a $3,000 artist’s fee and $12,000 towards the production of new work as well
as a residency and an exhibition at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

Anup Mathew Thomas

Anup Mathew Thomas works primarily with the medium of photography and his work often engages ostensibly local narratives. In exploring the slippages between documentary and artistic practice, Thomas employs both anecdotal and factual narrative styles, and his work often culminates in carefully staged portraiture. His practice explores the immediacy of the photograph, and its potential for ambiguity, as a medium for storytelling. He is a recipient
of The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Laila Bunnag, Arts Network Department (International Relations)
Tel: 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 528 Email:

"Japanese Tea" Contemporary Art Exhibition
By Old Japan Students' Association, Kingdom of Thailand
(Under The Patronage of His Majesty The King)
1 February - 8 March 2015
Studio, 4th floor and Curved Wall, 3rd - 5th

For more information
Tel. 02 357 1241 - 5

The exhibition is a part of the Japan Foundation’s project
"Run & Learn: New Curatorial Constellations".
Organized by The Japan Foundation,
Co-organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
4 - 10 February 2015
Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

Turning Tweets Pulse is one of the three exhibitions under the Run & Learn: New
Curatorial Constellations project organized by the Japan Foundation in collaboration
with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre with the concept "Rethink…". The project
aims to support young curators in presenting contemporary art with their own unique
point of view.

"Turning Tweets Pulse" talks about turning points in life and re-exploration of sound
at its source in order to discover or reconsider one’s life story from the beginning of life’s
journey. The pulse creates vibrations, reactions that an artist has for his or her situations.
The audience can interact with these artworks by weaving stories and relationships, from
the past to the future.

Artists: Eyedropper Fill, Tokin Teekanun, Wannarit Pongprayoon, Vuttiphong Mahasamut,
Siwanut Boonsripornchai, Nattapol Rojjanarattanangkool

Curator: Kamonpond Eiko Wongcharoenchai

Opening Reception and Live Performance: "Turning Tweets Pulse"
4 Feb 2015, 6.30 pm.
- "Solo Koto" by Chatchol Thaikhaew
- "Guitar Biology" by Square Head Music
- "Pulse : Sonic Environments and Visuals" by Space Trio +1 and Jean-David Caillouët

Artist and Curator Talk: "Tweets in Process" Moderator: Vip Buraphadeja
7 Feb 2015, 1.00 - 4.30 pm.

Closing Exhibition and Live Performance: "Pulse: Past Present Future"
10 Feb 2015, 7.00 pm.

More info:
Supported by GreyHound Original and Happening Magazine.

bacc library

German Photo Book Award 2014 Exhibition
By The Goethe-Institut Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
5 February - 5 March 2015
Art Library, L floor

The Goethe-Institut Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) are glad
to continue to welcome you to the Exhibition "German Photo Book Award 2014".
21 "gold" and "silver" titles from the categories "conceptual-artistic photo books", "history/theory of photography" and "Coffee Table Books" will be displayed again
in the Art Library.

One of the highlights is "Before They Pass Away" by Jimmy Nelson. With 402 colour
photographs and the texts in German, English and French, this exceptionally large photo
book will take you on an unforgettable journey to meet 31 tribes around the world.

Free Admission
For more information, please contact 02 108 8242,
or 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127,

Storytelling Activity for Kids "Ko-Rak-Kan-Dai-Na"
By Kids Jam Group
Saturday 28 February 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Hall, L floor

Once upon a time, in a deep jungle, lived various kinds of animal. All animals were different
in ages, appearances, personalities and habits but they were able to live happily together.
Find out more about this story on the date and time mentioned above.

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


BkkGraff Shop
3rd floor

BkkGraff Shop offers acrylic spray paints and accessories for street art or mix media art
such as spray caps, marker paints, ink and designed t-shirts, bags, caps and magazines
about street culture.

Le Pla Daak
4th 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" is
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 Bangkok 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 March

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crossover : The Unveiled Collection
By BACC Exhibition Department
20 February - 14 June 2015
Main Gallery, 7th floor

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
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.

Collector: Kittishote Haritaworn, Kittiporn Jalichandra, Chatvichai Promadhattavedi,
Chana Asdathorn, Jean-Michel Beurdeley, Narong Intanate, Dr. Disaphol Chansiri,
Tachapong Pravesvararat, Prin Chirathivat, Pongsa Atirakul, Pongchai Jindasuk, Petch
Osathanugrah, Phakphong Ching, Yaovanee Nirandara, Dr. Wudhipong Kittitanasuan,
Dr. Somratch Hiranyawasit

Guest Curator: Tawatchai Somkong / Chol Janepraphaphan

An exhibition by BACC Exhibition Department
For more information

bacc education

BACC Special Lecture 2015
By BACC Education Department
7 - 8 March 2015
Auditorium, 5th floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents a special talk "It Was Always You:
Art and Moving Images From Video to Film to Media" The talk will give the audience
background information and history of video art in order to better understand the
concept and the progression of video art from the beginning until now as well as
recognise its role as one of the important art forms.

This series of lectures are divided into 3 parts

- The Origins: From Signal to Performance

Saturday 7 March 2015 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

- The recognition of Video by Museums through the installation
Saturday 7 March 2015 17.00 - 19.00 hrs.

- The move from Video to Media and Film installation
Sunday 8 March 2015 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Lecturer: Mr. Stephen Sarrazin
a film and moving image professor, critic and curator working in Tokyo and Paris. He lectures at Paris 8 University, as well as other institutions
in Tokyo (Aoyama University, Tokyo University of Technology, Institut Francais de
Yokohama). He has also guest - lectured at Columbia University, New York University,
Buffalo University, Ontario College of Design, and in numerous European institutions.

The Lecture will be in English with Thai translation
Free entry

For more information and booking please contact Education Department
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext 519

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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
14 March 2015, at 16.30 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents "Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice".
For the third Cinema Diverse, five international films, selected by five acclaimed Thai directors, will be shown bi-monthly from March - November 2015, followed by a talk
with the Thai director after each screening.

The first screening on Saturday 14 March 2015 will be a film from USA, Frances Ha (2012)
directed by Noah Baumbach and chosen by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, the talented
young Thai director of Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy, 36 and the Master. Frances Ha has
been screened in many international film festivals and was nominated for Best Actress
(Comedy or Musical) at the Golden Globes (2014) and Best International Independent Film
at British Independent Film Awards (2014)

Free entry
No reservation needed

*Screening in English with Thai 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


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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