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e-newsletter / August 2015


On the auspicious occasion of the 83rd Birthday Anniversary
of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2015,
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation's executive board and staff
would like to wish Her Majesty the Queen all the happiness and good health.
Long Live The Queen.


bacc exhibition

A Retrospective Exhibition "Abstract: The Truth of Art" Ithipol Thangchalok
Organized by BACC Exhibition Department
Supported by Asia Plus Group Holdings Public Company Limited and SCG Foundation
18 August - 22 November 2015
Main Gallery, 8th floor
Opening Reception: 21st August 2015 at 18.00 hrs. at Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

Nearly 100 pieces including the former works and the ones that are never exhibited are the works from ever period during 50
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.

Guest Curator: Dr.Toeingam Guptabutra

Artist: Professor Emeritus Ithipol Thangchalok

bacc exhibition

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 organizinga joint exhibition‘PROXIMITY’ presenting the contemporary art of Poland and Thailand. Theproject starts with collaboration between
Thai andPolish 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 presentednot 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

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

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

special exhibitions

PhotoBangkok Festival 2015 :
International Photography Festival

Organised by PhotoBangkok,
Co-organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
30 July - 4 October 2015

At Open Space,
BACC ‘RGB’ an installation, room-sized camera obscura
By Meeratchata Rujinarong and RMA Institute
30 July - 30 August

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 July - 4 October

‘German Photobook Award 2015’
By Goethe Institute
30 July - 20 September

At Curved Wall 3-4-5,
By Street Photo Thailand
14 August - 30 September

For further details about PhotoBangkok 2015, please visit l Photobangkok

For enquiry, please contact: Chanutcha Pongcheen (Baicha) Tel. 02 663 0809
Mobile 089 203 6889 l Email :

people's gallery

Black & White Photography Exhibition: Memo 2015
By Artphoto School Artists
4 - 29 August 2015
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

Many things happen. They come and they go. Photographs capture our reminiscences.
In this exhibition, we portray our surroundings and express our emotions through black
and white photography. We have put our souls into each photograph from capturing to
printing in the darkroom. Here are our memories of 2015.

art network

Devrim Erbil’s " Poetic Abstractions from Istanbul in Bangkok"
Painting Exhibition

11 August - 13 September 2015
Hall, L floor

A leading master of contemporary Turkish art, Mr. Devrim Erbil’s “Poetic Abstractions
from Istanbul in Bangkok” painting exhibition will be displayed in Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) from 11 August – 13 September 2015 with an official opening on Friday
14 August 2015 at 18:30 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
Email: l l baccpage

'Secret Keeper'
--Welcome to the safe space--

5 August - 23 August 2015 at 19.30 hrs.
(except Mondays and Tuesdays)
Studio, 4th floor

Despite what you did and what you went through B-Floor contemporary theatre welcomes you to the safe, non-judging space ‘Secret Keeper’. An experimental performance created by Dujdao Vadhanapakorn, Thailand’s only Dance movement psychotherapist. Dujdao is a veteran to Thai contemporary arts with 10 years experience and numerous awards from IATC - International Association of Theatre Critics Thailand (IATC)

Dujdao Vadhanapakorn (Director & Performer)
Vidura Amranand
Navinda Pachimsawat Vadtanakovint
Amornsri Pattanasitdanggul

Ticket Price 600 Baht
Student 450 Baht

For more information: Tel. 089 167 4039 Email:
-SECRET KEEPER: an experiential performance

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids “Sweet Dream Bag”
By Ideaplearn
Saturday 29 August 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

One day, a heartless witch who never had any sweet dream, stole a sweet dream bag
from an angel called Joy, whose job was to dispense dreams to children. Angel Joy had
to find and reclaim the sweet dream bag to bring back good dreams to the children.
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

Celebrate mother's day
by giving your mother and grandmother with our bacc special gift set
at bacc shop (5th fl.) and bacc kiosk (3rd fl.)

*Valid until the end of August 2015.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ต่อ 305
baccshop l baccshop


Dress Me Up
3rd floor

Dress Me Up your palate with various Thai dishes from our kitchen while enjoying our
hand-woven and hand-painted products with unique design.

For more information
Tel. 081 612 4522

3rd floor

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

For more information
Tel. 02 214 3155, 085 162 7528

Upcomings in September

bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015
Saturday 5 September 2015 at 16.30 - 21.00 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 fourth screening on Saturday 5 September 2015 is The Chaser (Korea / 2008)
directed by Na Hong-jin. It has been chosen by Banjong Pisanthanakun, an acclaimed
Thai director of Pee Mak, Hello Stranger and Shutter.

The Chaser is Na Hong-jin’s directorial debut. The film had grossed over $35 million
(1.2 billion baht) in South Korea alone. Apart from its commercial success, The Chaser
was screened out of competition in the Cannes Film Festival 2008, and won 6 Korean
Film Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor. It has been praised as one
of the best Korean action-thriller movies of all time.

"I am crazy about thriller films. Of course I started with American thrillers but soon I
formed the opinion that Korean directors make the best thriller movies. They seemed
to be masters of suspense with excellent tension-building techniques. Their clever use
of violence carries a real emotional impact, much like in this film, The Chaser. I used to
believe that only directors from Western countries could make good movies about serial killers. The killers in these films would mostly come from the upper class, often being
extremely clever but deranged. However after watching The Chaser, with its working
class characters and the plain and simple motive of the killer, I realised that anyone can
make a good thriller movie about serial killers. It showed what could be done once you
have a good story and know how to play with the audience’s emotions just like what
Mr. Na Hong-jin did superbly with The Chaser." Banjong Pisanthanakun


Join us for the screening of The Chaser and a post screening talk with Banjong
and Na Hong-jin, the film director.

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
Email: l l baccpage

bacc family

Art Activity for family "D.I.Y. WE CAN DO : Handmade
Children’s Book and Origami Doll"
By Hoo D.I.Y.
Saturday 19 September 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Friends of bacc, 6th floor

This September, 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 handmade children’s
books and origami doll.

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


For more information, please contact BACC Information

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 Fax. 02 214 6639
Email :

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