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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 liveby 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: activity@bacc.or.th

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P ROX IMITY - Part II
An art exhibition of distance and relativity

Organized by BACC Exhibition department in collaboration
with inSPIRACJE International Visual Art Festival '13 MUZ’
4 July - 13 December 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 2015 - 21 February 2016
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

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PAUSE
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
(Vietnam)

special activity

Call for Media Arts Project
'Live the City: Urban Media Project'

BACC Exhibition Dept. in collaboration
with the Goethe-Institut Thailand and Connecting Cities Network
Subscription Period : 8 September - 23 October 2015

In co-operation with the Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
and Connecting Cities Network, the Goethe-Institut Thailand is pleased to announce the opening of its Call for Entries for the independent media art project: 'Live the City: Urban
Media Project', due to take place in March 2016. The program aims to enhance critical
reflection on media art and culture in the context of city, urban media, city culture and
related platforms.

Participants are required to send a media art project conceived for the urban space of
Bangkok or other Thai cities. Six project proposals will be invited to a Prototyping Lab
(November 17th - 19th, 2015), where each one will receive support, in the form of
specific technological expertise and curatorial assistance, in order to create a cross-
disciplinary approach and site-specific context.

For more detail about the application, please see the documents linked below.


Application Guideline [Download]
Application Form [Download]

Two of these projects will receive grants towards their final implementation, to be
presented during the 'Live the City: Urban Media Project' in Thailand in March 2016.

For more information, Please contact
Goethe-Institut Thailand 18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn 1 Bangkok 10120
Tel. 02 108 8231/32 l Email: Programm@bangkok.goethe.org

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Exhibition Department
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ต่อ 529, 531 l Email: exh_activity@bacc.or.th

people's gallery

Honey Earth - Mather Earth's Milk 2 (Fracking)
By Surapol Phanyawachira
4 - 31 October 2015
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

"There is no path to development through destruction"
Because that is not a true development.
Nature should not be destroyed for the sake of getting oil
or natural gas as seen in the method of Fracking.
The real development should not be based on exploitation.
All natural resources should be shared to everyone equally and fairly.

"Lost in Mind Forest" Art Exhibition
By Kannika Jansuwan
3 - 31 October 2015
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor artHUB@bacc

The exhibition, "Lost in Mind Forest" reveals the surreal stories from the artist's past
which she had and hadn't journeyed through, nevertheless left behind. Through using
the unskilled left hand, the ten oil paintings in the series display less control, express
more freedom, and depict the consciousness from the other side of her mind.

Kannika Jansuwan earned her B.F.A. from Silpakorn University. She has been a curator
at a commercial gallery for 3 years and has her works shown in several group exhibitions.
She received the scholarship, Field Trip and Art Creation which allowed her to travel to
several countries including Japan, Canada, China and Italy. Her works have been selected
as part of exhibitions both in Thailand and aboard

arts network

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"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

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: artnetwork@bacc.or.th

performance

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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: activity@bacc.or.th l www.bacc.or.th l baccpage

education

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ASIATOPIA TALK 2015 #2 "Guyu Action Contemporary Art,
Performance Art in Xi’an, China"

Thursday 29 October 2015 at 15.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor
Speakers : Xiang Xishi, Director of Xiang Xishi Contemporary Art Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in cooperation with ASIATOPIA International
Performance Art Festival, organised the first ASIATOPIA Talk in 2014. The talk is intended
to be an open platform for the artists and the public to exchange ideas on performing art

and allow further interpretation of the concept behind each work.

The second talk as part of AISATOPIA International Performance Art Festival#17/2015,
will focus on Guyu Action Contemporary Performance Art Festival, a performance art
festival in Xi’an, China. It was founded in 2007 by the Xi’an artist group. Situated at the
Xiang Xishi Contemporary Art Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to contemporary
art production in Xi’an Ban Po International Art District, the Xi’an group is committed to
promote contemporary art in Xi’an and preserve Chinese avant-garde art. The activities
organised by the centre include performing art, Chinese contemporary art, multi-faceted
research promotional events, and modern and traditional art exhibitions.

The talk will be in Chinese with Thai translation.
Free entry No reservation needed

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519 l Email: education@bacc.or.th
ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival

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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. at Multi-Fuction Room,1st floor :
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.)
Email: library@bacc.or.th

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Storytelling Activity for Kids "I will eat you all"
By Ideaplearn
Saturday 24 October 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Multi-fuction Room, 1st floor

One day, a starving alien from another planet came to our world. It wanted to find
something to eat. The alien caught the insects; a bee, a red ant, a butterfly, a beetle
and a grasshopper. The insects were so frightened that they made a deal with the alien
to find something for him to eat instead of them. The alien accepted the deal on one
condition that the food had to be delicious or he would eat the insects. 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: library@bacc.or.th

bacc shop

Attention ART LOVERS!
Make your own gallery wall with our special artworks.

Attention ART LOVERS! Make your own gallery wall with our special artworks. We are offering a sale promotion with up to 5 - 10% off original paintings, print-makings and sculptures.

*Valid only until the end of October 2015.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 305
Email: baccshop@bacc.or.th
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artHUB@bacc

Pedal Lane
1st floor

A boutique bike shop offers well-designed and functional city + commuter bikes including accessories for everyday cycling.

For more information
Tel. 02 258 9461 / 081 846 5895
Email: pedallanebkk@gmail.com
pedallane

Music Library
2nd floor

Enrich your life with music at Hibiki Studio. We offer music courses and music instruments such as piano, violin and guitar.

For more information
Tel. 090 961 0870
Hibiki Music Studio


Upcomings in November

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ASIATOPIA TALK 2015 #3
"Experience with Sakiko Yamaoka's work"

Thursday 5 November 2015 at 10.00 - 13.00 hrs.
Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University
Speakers : Sakiko Yamaoka

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in cooperation with ASIATOPIA International Performance
Art Festival, organised the first ASIATOPIA Talk in 2014. The talk is intended to be an
open platform for the artists and the public to exchange ideas on performing art and allow
further interpretation of the concept behind each work.

ASIATOPIA Talk 2015 is divided into four intervals: July, October, November, and December.
Each focuses on different aspects and highlights the experiences shared by the artists who
will be the speakers. The talk aims to present the artists’ work approaches, inspirations, and
encourages the dialogue between the audience and the artists.

The talk will be in Japanese with Thai translation.
Free entry No reservation needed

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519 l Email: education@bacc.or.th
ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival

BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTRE

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 : info@bacc.or.th

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