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Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia (Hanoi)
Traveling Project:
Organized by Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
and Goethe-Institut HANOI

Opening Reception: 17 June 2015, 6 pm
Viewing Period: 18 - 30 June 2015
Public participative performance, projects, panel: 17 - 18 June 2015
Goethe-Institut HANOI, VIETNAM

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Hanoi present a traveling project, Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Hanoi version. The original, premiered at BACC Bangkok in December 2013, had the aim of showing connections between Southeast Asian art’s social ideologies and its expressive languages revealing artists’ critical views of society and their political narrations. In 2015, artists, curators and host-country artists and cultural players will collaboratively expand and graft additional meanings onto the original CCC to create Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Hanoi version. This CCC Hanoi Re-Focus initiates a Hanoi-based dialogue of Southeast Asian artistic languages seen through a Hanoi lens via collaborative programs and projects that involve 20 artists* from 7 countries selected from the original exhibition. These artists present original CCC works as well as entirely new works and projects covering a wide range of media including installation, photography, video, and drawing.

Invited Curators:
Iola Lenzi (Singapore)
Agung Hujatnikajennong (Indonesia)
Vipash Purichanont (Thailand)

Artists represented in Hanoi:
Amanda Heng (Singapore)
Arahmaiani* (Indonesia)
Aung Myint (Myanmar)
Bui Cong Khanh (Vietnam)
Chalood Nimsamer (Thailand)
Eko Nugroho and Daging Tumbuh* (Indonesia)
FX Harsono* (Indonesia)
Michael Shaowanasai (Thailand)
Nge Lay (Myanmar)
Nguyen Van Cuong*(Vietnam)
Paphonsak La-or (Thailand)
Roslisham Ismail (Malaysia)
Sutee Kunavichayanont (Thailand)
Tay Wei Leng (Singapore)
Thao Nguyen Phan (Vietnam)
Tung Mai (Vietnam)
Vandy Rattana (Cambodia)
Vasan Sitthiket* (Thailand)
Vu Dan Tan (Vietnam)

* due to local regulations, works by Arahmaiani, FX Harsono, Eko Nugroho and Daging Tumbuh, Vasan Sitthiket, and Nguyen Van
Cuong can not be presented in this edition of travelling CCC.

Collaborative Artists in Hanoi: Nha San Collective

For more information, please contact: BACC Exhibition Department
Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 533 Email:
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Ms. ĐặngThị Thu Hà Culture Department Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Đinh, Hanoi Tel: +84 4 3734 2251/52/53 (Ext. 14)
Email: l Goethe.Institut.Hanoi

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The 4th White Elephant Art Award : Our Beloved Princess
By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
14 May - 12 July 2015
Main Gallery, 9th floor

The 4th White Elephant Art Award Art Exhibition "Our Beloved Princess" with more than
60 pieces of realistic and figurative art works on display. This year's theme celebrates
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri's 60th birthday.

For more information TheWhiteElephantArtAward

The 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and
Drawing Exhibition To celebrate the Auspicious Occasion
of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s
5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on 2 April 2015 and on the
Occasion of celebrating 72nd Anniversary of Silpakorn University

Organized by Silpakorn University in cooperation
with Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture
14 May - 2 August 2015
Main Gallery, 8th floor

This is the first international art exhibition organized by Silpakorn University, Thailand
and also the forefront and the most spectacular print and drawing exhibition in the Southeast Asia. This time is our fourth International Print and Drawing Exhibition which displays the top and high quality of selected and awarded prints and drawings around
the world, totally 149 pieces of art works consisting of professional and widely accepted international printmaking artists who were selected as the finalists and awarded as the
prize- winners on this exhibition. The technical demonstration of printmaking in Etching
and workshops on Monoprints and Styrofoam Relief Prints are demonstrated by the
students of Department of Graphic Arts, Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts
of Silpakorn University on every Friday and Saturday between 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. as well
as the video presentations of printmaking processes.

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

It has started as an attempt to merge the history of Thai art with the history of art
collecting. Collectors are often overlooked by the academic world in spite of the fact
that their collections interestingly reflect changes and movements in Thai art history.
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.

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

Guest Curator: Tawatchai Somkong, Chol Janepraphaphan

spacial project

Who will guard the guards themselves
By Pratchaya Phinthong
Organized by BACC Exhibition Dept. in collaboration with gb agency

BACC Exhibition dept. in collaboration with gb agency, Paris, France present the work
of Pratchaya Phinthong 'Who will guard the guards themselves' is the title of an exhibition
involving two cities Paris and Bangkok: from two geographical points in relation with
social and political situation in Thailand referring to Military Coup happening at past year.
Pratchaya builds a narrative and creates different perceptual experiences. The work is
a part of a solo show from May 28 to June 19, 2015 at BACC and from July 18, 2015
at gb agency, Paris, France.

For more information, please contact BACC exhibition dept. Email:

people's gallery

By Onanong Kaewsomboon
3 - 28 June 2015
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor

No other words can best describe my exhibition but 'Imperfection'. Mentality, depression,
personality and many faults contribute to the meaning of life. These faults which I prefer
to call them imperfections, help define and create my art. For me, imperfection is the
essence of human beings. Imperfection is the truth and it is where perfection comes
from. My work is not a deliberation, distinction or social reflection. It was created from
passion and love. When it was finished, I felt satisfied and happy. Out of imperfection,
this exhibition has completed me perfectly.

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Storytelling Activity for Kids "Who could get them?"
By Ideaplearn
Saturday 20 June 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Friends of bacc, 6th floor

One day the jungle fell silent because the lion, the king of the jungle was sick with a rare
disease. To cure him, he needs to eat the three magical fruits and vegetable, the rainbow
grapes from the cave in the far away cliff, the red cabbage under the deep river between
the valley, and the pink apple from the sky-scraping tree in the forest on the high
mountain. All of them were impossible to get. Find out what would happen next on the
date and time mentioned above.

Free entry with free face painting for kids
Register at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126, 127 l Email:

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This project is dedicated to raise funds to help Nepalese overcome the earthquake tragedy.
All the profit will go to help earthquake victims of Nepal via Thai Red Cross Society.

300 baht for all size (S - 2XL).
Available at bacc shop (5th fl.) and bacc kiosk (3rd fl.)
(Shipping within Thailand, please contact 094 410 202)
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Coffee Booms
3rd floor

Feel relax and enjoy your coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches, toasts and many more
at Coffee Booms.

For more information
Tel. 081 803 5889, 086 456 8967

Goon Studio
4th floor

Goon Studio provides premium art materials with caring services 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
Tel. 091 592 5965, 089 137 1028

Upcomings in July

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An art exhibition of distance and relativity

Organized by BACC Exhibition department in collaboration
with inSPIRACJE International Visual Art Festival '13 MUZ’
4 July - 25 October 2015
Main Gallery, 7th floor
Opening Ceremony on Friday 3 July 2015 at 18.30 hrs.

BACC Exhibition department in collaboration with inSPIRACJE International Visual Art
Festival '13 MUZ' together organizing a joint exhibition ‘PROXIMITY’ presenting the contemporary art of Poland and Thailand. The project starts with collaboration between
Thai and Polish curators developing a dialoging concept to propose the works of Thai
Artist in Poland (Part I, 2014) and Polish artists in Thailand (Part II, 2015). The essence
of exhibition is the idea of proximity and distance leading relative interpretations of any contemporary issues. Within this dimension, the project proposes art carrying messages
that are presented not only to be understood from a broad view as perceived in Physic,
or middle ground of cultural differences, but also to be felt closed up at the most
fundamental aspect of being human.

Curators: Bartek Otocki, Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

Artists: Adam Witkowski, Agata Bielska, Anna Witkowska, Artur Malewski, Franciszek
Orlowski, Grzegorz Drozd, Krzysztof KED Olszewski, Paulina Sadowska, Pawel Kula,
Piotr Skiba, Tomasz Kozak

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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015
By BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 18 July 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 third screening on Saturday 18 July 2015 is How to Disappear Completely
(Philippines / 2013)
directed by Raya Martin. It has been chosen by Lee
, an acclaimed Thai director of Concrete Clouds.

How to Disappear
Completely was funded by Hubert Bals Production Fund. It won Best
Picture and Best Director for Raya Martin at Cinemanila International Film Festival and was
selected to screen at many film festival such as Rotterdam International Film Festival,
Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and Minneapolis St. Paul International
F ilm Festival.

Join us for the screening of How to Disappear Completely and a post screening talk
with Lee Chatametikool, Raya Martin, the film director and Ness Roque, the actress
of the film.

Free entry
No reservation needed

*With Thai and English 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
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