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e-newsletter / September 2015


bacc arts network

"Encounter with Strangers"
An exhibition of Quebec Artists in Residence at BACC

Organised by BACC Arts Network Department
26 September - 25 October 2015
Studio, 4 th floor
Opening Reception: 25 September 2015 at 18.00 hrs.

BACC Arts Network Department, in collaboration with the Quebec Artists Network, has initiated an artist exchange project
between Bangkok, Thailand and Quebec, Canada in order to foster a close relationship between the two cities in terms of art
and culture.The project will begin in 2015 and conclude in 2016.

"Encounter with Strangers", an exhibition of Quebec Artists in Residence at BACC will present works by a group of selected
Quebec artists from different disciplines and backgrounds. These artists will travel to Bangkok to participate in the two week
Artist-in-residence program in September 2015. During their residency in Bangkok, they will get to "encounter" strange
conditions in an Asianmetropolitan. Their experiences with these situations will be displayed and re-imagined through their
works which will form this exhibition.

Artist: Camille Bernard-Gravel, Catherine Bélanger, Christian Messier, Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell, Giorgia Volpe, Marc-André Jésus,
Marie-Claude Gendron, Patrick Altman, Renaud Philippe, Richard Martel

For more information please contact Arts Network Department
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 534 l Email:

bacc exhibition 789

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
Artistin 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

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

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

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 5th floor,
BACC 'Kiosk' Pop Up Exhibitions Curated
By Nikan Wasinondh
20 August - 6 September : Surachead Sinlapabunlang "The Seeker"
11 September - 4 October : Jeff Gompertz and Francois Langella "CCTV selfie"

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

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

At WTF Gallery [7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Bangkok]
Organised by PhotoBangkok in collaboration with BACC Exhibition Dept. and WTF gallery
4 - 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 :

educational programs

PhotoBagkok 2015
12 - 13 September 2015
Auditorium, 5th floor

Saturday 12 Septmber 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Collectors Talk
Four art collectors will share their thoughts behind their passion in collecting photography
in 'Collectors Talk' on Saturday 12th September, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Guest Speakers:

Disaphol Chansiri
Opas Chantkam
Hossein Farmani
Petch Osathanugrah

Sunday 13 September 2015 at 10.00 - 19.10 hrs.

International Photography Symposium

A series of talk by internationally established art curators, managers and publishers,
presenting various topics on photography. An exceptional opportunity for photography
professionals, artists and the public with interest in photography to hear about
developments and practices of international photography institutions and organisations,
ranging from museums to festivals to publications. The talks will be presented in English
with translated Thai summary.

10.00 - 11.30 'Economy of Photography' by Hossein Farmani
11.50 - 13.20 'Publishing Photography Books' by Shane Suvikapakornkul
13.40 - 15.10 'Japanese Photographic Museum: Its Development and Art Practice'
by Michiko Kasahara
15.30 - 17.00 'The New Digital Collecting and the Analogue Museum Collections'
by Esther Ruelfs
15.20 - 19.10 'Photography's Value' by François Cheval

Reserve your place at: Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 533 Email : l Photobangkok

people's gallery

Kanghan Group’s Art Exhibition 2015
By Prasit Chanitrapirax, Sayan Sanitrat, Somboon Pouangdogmai,
Paisal Theerapongvisanuporn
3 - 27 September 2015
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

This exhibition reflects stories of human with critics and comments on the recent political turmoil. It tried to disclose a dark side of a species called "human" who live in the same
society with us, the "Kanghan" group.

arts 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.


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 2015which is supported by the Korean
Cultural Center in Thailand, 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.

Ex-detective pimp Jung-ho has a big problem on his hands. His girls keep disappearing without clearing their debts. One night, he gets a call from a customer and sends Mi-jin,
one of his girls still remaining, while ignoring her refusal due to her bad cold. But when
Mi-jin meets the customer against her will, Jung-ho realizes the phone number of the
customer matches that of the calls the missing girls got last. As something smells fishy,
he searches for her.

"I am crazy about thriller films. Of course I started with American thrillers but soon I
formedthe 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 violen cecarries 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 library

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 Room, 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.)

Storytelling Activity for Kids
"The Arrogant Frog and the Humble Frog"
By Ideaplearn
Saturday 26 September 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor

Frog Yuu and Frog Mee were friends. Frog Yuu always thought that he was excellent
in everything while Frog Mee was unsure of himself. When they played together,
Frog Yuu would blame Frog Mee for all the mistakes they made. One day, they tried
to make a box but something went wrong. Frog Yuu blamed Frog Mee for that and
both of them went separate ways to make their own box. Find out what will 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

Let your friends know that you are here!

Check in at bacc shop, take a snapshot of bacc shop or our products and hashtag us
#baccshop on your social networks to claim 5 - 10% discount.

*Valid until the end of August 2015.

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


L’atelier de Marsi
2nd floor

L'atelier de Marsi or "Marsi Studio" (in English) aims to promote paintings of Princess
Marsi in Thailand and selected artworks by Thai artists to both Thai and foreign visitors.
It is also a meeting place for art lovers. L'atelier de Marsi displays oil reproductions of
the paintings of Princess Marsi, and offers the Princess' favourite easy-to-eat one dish
meals, snacks and soft drinks. Selections of art souvenirs are available for purchase.

For more information
Tel. 02 258 9461 / 081 846 5895

2nd floor

CWArt is an art and craft supplies shop. We offer various art and craft supplies including
art canvases, paints, brushes, stationaries, drawing tables, craft kit, craft tools and many more.

For more information
Tel. 083 787 7299

Upcomings in October

bacc family

Art Activity for family "D.I.Y. WE CAN DO"
By Hoo D.I.Y.
21-25 October 2015
Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor

This October, we invite you and your family to join us for an art activity for family
"D.I.Y. WE CAN DO". Please see below for the schedule;

Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs. : Knitted Wrapping Vase
Thursday 22 October 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs. : Bottle Dolls
Friday 23 October 2015 at 10.00 - 12.00 hrs. : Hand Puppets
Saturday 24 October 2015 at 10.00 - 12.00 hrs. : Plastic Pack Wallet
Sunday 25 October 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs. : Paper Mache Halloween Mask

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 music

The 10th Bangkok Music Forum : "The Musical Theatre"
By Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 24 October 2015 at 16.00 - 18.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

The 10th Bangkok Music Forum will focus on musical theatre and the person behind
some of Thailand’s most famous musical theatre songs, Sarawut Lertpanyanuch.
Join us and be part of this forum where he will talk about the important role of songs
in musical theatre and listen to some of his works from famous musicals performed live
by professional musicians at the Auditorium, 5th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

*Free entry
Registration at 15.30 hrs.
The event starts at 16.00 hrs.

Activity by Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

For more information Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Tel. 02 2146630-8 ext. 530 Email:


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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