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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

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. Theproject starts with collaboration
between Thai and Polish curators developinga 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

main exhibition 789

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.

Organised by PhotoBangkok in collaboration
with BACC Exhibition Dept.
30 July - 1 November 2015
Main Gallery, 9th floor Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

The world is caught in a momentum of economic, social and cultural race, where every
element in life is rapidly transforming and growing. Pausing to reflect may allow us to
adjust a better pace to move into a more meaningful and fulfilling future. PAUSE is a photographic exhibition by artists from Southeast Asia. The contemporary works have
been created with assorted themes, at a time before this exhibition, but are selected
to be re-exhibited within a different context of time and place.

Guest Curator: Ark Fongsmut

Artists: Kim Hak (Cambodia), Sophal Neak (Cambodia),Mes 56 (Indonesia), Souliya
Phoumivong (Laos), Minstrel Kuik Ching Chieh (Malaysia), Nazaruddin Abdul Hamed
(Malaysia), May Co Naing (Myanmar), Jed Escueta (Philippines),Yason Banal (Philippines),
Ang Song Nian (Singapore), Robert Zhao Renhui (Singapore) Naruebes Vadvaree
(Thailand), Prateep Suthathongthai (Thailand), Bui huu Phuoc (Vietnam), Phan Quang

people's gallery

Art Exhibition "Moka World"
By Peenida Sunthornrat
4 - 26 July 2015
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

My name is Peenida Sunthornrat. I am an artist who has fallen in love with pop surrealism.
I have created Modaka through my art. Sharing my imaginations and experiences on how
I perceive the beauty, the good and the evil of the world through Modaka is what I love
the most. Modaka is a little chubby girl who has a hidden message in her every action.
She is a storyteller and has her own way of telling and sharing her insights.

Art Exhibition "Desire"
By Chayanin Kwangkaew
4 - 26 July 2015
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

Materialism, values, trends, and media in society have a direct impact on human’s way
of life. Our lives are motivated by the modern media with hidden agendas on profusions
that value materials over morals. Today’s media are easily accessed and perceived. It can
effortlessly manipulate us, makes us yearn for something that is not neededand takes
us to endlessly craving and infatuating state. Human desires are infinite. Lust is thus
compared as awaiting need standing by for the inner urge to rise again. Social values
cannot be dismissively judged whether it is good or bad. It needs to be considered with
one’s conduct and intellect. This consideration will be the rectifier of quality of life and
raise questions for daily behaviour in our lives. This series of paintings titled "Desire"
can be compared as a coin that has two sides displaying the opposite states of mind,
curiosity and doubts within the existing conflict.


bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015
By BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 18 July 2015 at 16.30 - 20.00 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.

A young girl from the countryside dreams of disappearing. She plays a lonely game of
hide-and-seek while her mother quotes the Bible and her father relishes in alcohol and
history. She decides to put on a stage play based on an old Filipino film about a family
who disappears in the mountains during the war. But soon after the performance, she
vanishes from the car, prompting her parents to look for her in the woods. One by one,
they all start to disappear.

"How to Disappear Completely unfolds on a mysterious island, somewhere in the
Filipino archipelago, someplace in time. In a small village - natural yet synthetic - local
folklore, fluorescent ballasts, a school play, and jumbled history merge into a staccato
electro soundtrack. There is a pubescent girl, her rapturous mom, and her drunkard
cock-fighting dad - all living in a small, rickety house. Something must give. Something
must go." Lee Chatametikool

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 Film 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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Invitation to visit Instal - Action 30 years Performance Art
Chumpon Apisuk

1 - 19 July 2015 at 13.00 - 19.30 hrs.
Studio, 4th floor

The selection of the object exhibits of the artist Chumpon Apisuk organized by Nopawan
Sirivejkul 30 years of his performance art ‘s work in and out of country Chumpon Apisuk
the pioneer of performance art in Thailand ,He’s the founder of ASIATOPIA International performance Art festival in Thailand.

The exhibition will show the installation object of chumpon’s work and everyday he will
doing performance art and open section of the audience to discussion and he invite the
artists for working with him in the day during 13.00 - 19.00 at 4 floor Studio, Bangkok
Art and Culture Centre.

GUEST: Vasan Sitthiket, Surapol Phanyawachira, Paisan Plienbangchang, Sompong
Tawee, Jittima Philsawek, Mongkol Plienbangchang, Padungsak Kochsomrong, Vichuhorn Tangpaiboon, Nopawan Sirivejkul

For more information, please contact Khun Nopawan Sirivejkul Tel. 085 150 3048
SIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival

bacc education

BACC Art Camp 2015 Exhibition
Organized by BACC Education Department,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
14 - 26 July 2015
Curved wall, 3rd Floor
Opening ceremony on Friday 14 July 2015 at 17.00 hrs.

BACC Art Camp 2015 Exhibition showcases artworks by 23 young artists from BACC
ART CAMP 2015 by Chalit Art project during 21-25 April 2015. The techniques used
include painting, sculpturing, three-dimensional art pieces to typography.

For more information, please contact:
Education Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Tel. 02-214-6630-8 ext.519 Email:

"30 Years Performance Art Chumpon Apisuk"

Speakers : Chumpon Apisuk / Nopawan Sirivejkul /
Luckana Kunavichayanont
Saturday 18 July 2015 at 15.00 - 16.30 hrs.
Studio, 4th floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in cooperation with ASIATOPIA International Performance
Art Festival, organized the first ASIATOPIA Talk in 2014. The objective of the Talk is to act
as an open platform for the artists and the public to exchange ideas around performance
art as well as to allow further interpretation of the concept behind each work.

The first talk Introduces the book describing the life and works of Chumpon Apisuk, a year
of screening artworks and studying the biography of performance artist. Chumpon Apisuk,
the founder of ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival, is considered one of
the most annually reoccurring performance art festivals in Asia. The book reflects the
viewpoint on life from his youth up to the turning point that made Chumpon become interested in art and professionalized performance art for over 30 years, and his principles
of performingperformance art. This book is the prologue to the story of Thai performance
art documented and expressed through the artist. It is also a part of supplementary
documents to Install - Action; 30 Years Performance Art Chumpon Apisuk Festival. Apart
from introducing the book, there is also a 15 days lecture on the result of Performance
art hosted by Chumpon and guest artists, which is considered as another form of his
cooperation with other artists.

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids
"The Furry Lion and the Forbidden Area"
By Ideaplearn
Saturday 25 July 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Friends of bacc, 6th floor

In a jungle, there was a place where every animal was not allowed to go in because
someone told them that it was the forbidden area. The furry lion tried to find out why
it was forbidden but no one knew. Finally, the lion knew that the monkey was the one
who told everybody about the forbidden area and he also saw the monkey went to that
area. 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:

bacc shop

bacc shop celebrates our first anniversary
with a lucky draws promotion to win fantastic prizes.

The promotion only valid until end of July 2015.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ต่อ 305
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Pedal Lane
1st floor

Pedal Lane is a boutique bike shop focusing on well-designed and functional city +
commuter bikes including accessories for everyday cycling.

For more information
Tel. 081 615 6592, 081 619 6582

4th floor

Thai Art Achieves (TAA) collects, studies, exhibits and preserves Thai modern and
contemporary art books, sketchbooks, documents, photography as well as organise art
shows, public lectures, special events and research projects for general public, students
and foreign visitors. It is a non-profit achieve for Thai modern and contemporary art.

For more information
Tel. 082 340 3044 l taabangkok

Upcomings in August

PhotoBangkok Festival 2015 : International Photography Festival
Organised by PhotoBangkok Co-organised
by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
30 July - 4 October 2015

At Forecourt, BACC
‘RGB’ an installation, room-sized camera obscura by Meeratchata Rujinarong and
RMA Institute / 30 Jul - 30 Aug
Lens Culture Awards 2015’ a slideshow Projection Project / Show time 19.00-19.30
Every Sat&Sun in July and August

At 5th floor, BACC
‘Kiosk’ Pop Up Exhibitions Curated By Nikan Wasinondh / 30 Jul - 4 Oct
‘German Photobook Award 2015’ by Goethe Institute / 30 Jul - 20 Sep

At Curved Wall 3-4-5, BACC
‘Subconscious’ By Street Photo Thailand / 14 Aug - 30 Sep

For further details about PhotoBangkok 2015, please visit l Photobangkok

For enquiry, please contact : Chanutcha Pongcheen (Baicha)
Email : Tel. +662 663 0809 Mobile +6689 203 6889

bacc exhibition

A Retrospective Exhibition by Ithipol Thangchalok
"Abstract: The Truth of Art"
Organized by BACC Exhibition Department
Supported by Asia Plus Group Holdings Public Company Limited
and SCG Foundation
14 August - 22 November 2015
Main Gallery, 8th floor
Opening Reception: 21 August 2015 at 18.30 hrs.
at Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

Nearly 100 pieces including the former works and the ones that are never exhibited
arethe works from ever period during 40 years of creation of Ithipol Thangchalok who,
among few Thai Contemporary artists, intently and determinedly persists in following
the path of abstract art.

The path of Ithipol’s creation began with printing techniques that he practiced in his undergraduate years. When he pursued his master degree in the United States, he
was officially acquainted of abstract art and realized that his practice could harmoniously
get together with the philosophy of abstract art. By the end of 70s, abstract art in
Thailand was losing its popularity and his fellow artists advised him to shift his praxis,
Ithipol firmly insisted that "Abstract art always works for me."

Because of his unchanging and serene path of creativity, Ithipol discovers the "truth"
of art in many aspects. Finally it is all about his faith in the simplicity of abstract art,
which allows the artist’s mind to truly discover the "truth" of art.

bacc family

Art Activity for family "D.I.Y. WE CAN DO : Mother’s Day"
By Hoo D.I.Y.
Saturday 8 August 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Hall, L floor

For this year's Mother’s Day, we invite you and your family to join us for an art activity
for family "D.I.Y. WE CAN DO" where everyone will learn how to make jasmine flower
from paper.

Free entry and limited access. First come, first served.
Register at 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 126 (Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00 hrs.)

bacc performings art

P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 4
August - December 2015
Studio, 4th floor and other space at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in partnership with the Performing Artists’ Network
proudly present Performative Art Festival # 4. Performative Art Festival # 4 will take
place in August - December 2015 at Studio, 4th floor and other spaces at Bangkok
Art and Culture Centre.

The year 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year that the Bangkok Art and Culture
Centre has joined forces with the Performing Artists’ Network to present Performative
Art Festival. This collaboration aims to promote performing arts as a bridge between
artists and the public, as well as to encourage dialogue and the exchange of ideas
between artists and audience.

This year’s festival will feature various types of performances from both local and
international artists including live performances, experimental performances and plays.
Apart from performances, there will also be the artists’ talks and workshops on performing
arts and dance. The highlights of this year’s festival include;

- Secret Keeper: 5-23 August by B-Floor Theatre, Dujdao
- Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival: 26 October - 2 November by Asiatopia
- Bangkok Theatre Festival: 3-15 November by Bangkok Theatre Network
- International Dance Festival: 17 November -6 December by Friends of the Arts Foundation
- Si Ti Kay: 11-13 and 18-20 December by Effendy from Singapore

Performative Art Festival # 4 would like to thank the Performing Artists’ Network, namely;
B-Floor Theatre, Asiatopia, Bangkok Theatre Network, Friends of the Arts Foundation, and Effendy from Singapore for their collaboration. Their efforts have helped to turn Bangkok
Art and Culture Centre into a creative open space where everyone can enjoy diverse
performances and realise opportunities for dialogue and idea exchange.

For more information please call 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 530
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For more information, please contact BACC Information

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