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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
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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 - 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

special activity

Call for Application for Curators’ Workshop
By The Japan Foundation Asia Center and BACC Exhibition Dept. Subscription Period : 14 October - 20 November 2015

The Japan Foundation Asia Center and BACC Exhibition Dept. announce a call for
applications for a Curators’ Workshop in December 2015.
It is a program aimed at enhancing expertise in curating contemporary art and related platforms. Selected participants are required to present an exhibition/art project proposal
at the workshop and two selected participants will receive a grant for a two weeks
research tour in Japan (February 22th-March 6th, 2016), after which they will be asked
to organize an exhibition / art project in 2017 in Thailand.

December 18th-20th, 2015 (3 days)
Room 501, 5th Floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Please submit the application form in full with required documents to the Japan
Foundation, Bangkok via e-mail ( with subject heading "Curators’ Workshop 2015" by November 20th, 2015.
- Application form
- CV
- Portfolio of past 3 projects, if any
- Project Plan (max of 800 words essay, with suggested venue/site for exhibition,
artist with existing or commissioned artwork, and sketches, photos, installation plan
and budget plan
- as detailed as possible and if applicable)

Curators’ Workshop Application Form
Application Guideline Curators’ Workshop
Attachment (Timetable and Process)

Inquiries: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Attn: Ms. Chigusa Tomita / Ms. Soraya Srisaton
10th Fl. Serm-Mit Tower, 159 Sukhumvit 21 Rd., Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel. 02 260 8560-4 l Fax. 02 260 8565 l E-mail:

BACC Exhibition Department
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 l Email:

people's gallery

Two Sides of Nature
By Chawana Boonchoo
4 - 28 November 2015
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

When travelling, I try to keep in touch with the nature and use such feelings to inspire
my artworks. By integrating art with the spirit of nature, I try to recreate the graceful movements and impression of nature with the dimension of lines and colors. Through
my exhibition, the "Two Sided of Nature", the beauty of the nature is reimagined onto
the framed canvas for everyone to come and get closer to the other world of nature.

Symbols of Imaginary Life
By Winyagorn Jumthasiri
4 - 28 November 2015
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Anthropocentric and diversity of life are part of human evolution, either by the results
and effects of natural genetic or biotechnology. Process created by man is evolutionary
developmental biology (evo-devo). Modern communication technology and human hybrid
lead to new forms of life which would be the future generation.

arts network

100th Anniversary Prayoon Chanyawongse
By Prayoon Chanyawongse Foundation in collaboration
with Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
4 - 29 November 2015
Curved Wall, 4th - 5th floor

For more information Tel. 081 615 7882

Exhibition Water Color of Asean
3 - 29 November 2015
Curved Wall, 3rd floor

For more information Tel. 02 470 7888 - 9

Black and White Thailandscape Photo Exhibition
3 - 15 November 2015
Hall, 1st floor

For more information Tel. 090 201 0095

Interactive & VR Art Exhibition
By Bit Studio
10 November 2015 - 3 January 2016
Hall, 5th floor

For more information Tel. 081 615 7882

Wonderfurit Upcycled Installation
By Wonderfruit
19 - 29 November 2015
Open Space in front of BACC

For more information Tel. 081 615 7882

Thailand International Guitar Festival & Competition 2015
By Bangkok Guitar Society
20 - 22 November 2015
Auditorium, 5th floor

For more information Tel. 089 107 6561

24 - 26 November 2015
Multi-fuction Room, 1st floor

For more information Tel. 02 218 8452


bacc cinema

The New Rijksmuseum: special screening
with a discussion on museum restoration

Friday 27 November 2015 at 17.30 - 21.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

BACC presents a special screening of "The New Rijksmuseum", a documentary about
the ten-year renovation process of the world famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam,
The Netherlands, followed by a discussion on museum restoration by experts working
in the field.

In 2003, an optimistic start was made with the renovation of the Rijksmuseum. The
Netherlands' major tourist attraction would re-open its doors in fresh splendor in 2008.
But right from the start the project was opposed by unyielding counter-forces and
Rembrandt’s palace was slowly transformed into an apparently permanent building site.
The award winning film is a documentaryabout ambition, love of art, typically Dutch
decision making processes, which finally culminates with the historic and emotional
'homecoming' of the masterpieces in the spring of 2013.

Free entry No reservation needed
*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 18.00 hrs.
*The discussion after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
For more information please call 02 214 6630-8 ext.528


Bangkok Theatre Festival (BTF)
3 - 15 November 2015
Multi-function Room, 1st floor, Studio, 4th floor,
Auditorium, 5th floor and Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor

Bangkok Theatre Festival (BTF) is an annual performing arts and theatre festival with
casual atmosphere that brings audiences and artists closer. This results in mutual exchange,
not only between the audience and artists, but also among the participating artists. Such process helps foster theatre development and public participation by strengthening artists’ existence with opportunity for them to showcase their works. Every year, BTF will present various types of performances; traditional, contemporary as well as symposiums on current
and enthralling theatre topics.

For more information BangkokTheatreFestival

International Dance Festival 2015
By the friends-of-the-Arts foundation (FOTAF)
19 November - 6 December 2015
Studio, 4th floor

Mark on your calendar for the annual festival which brings you exciting and cutting edge contemporary dance companies around the globe with 'International Dance Festival 2015' organized by the friends-of-the-Arts foundation (FOTAF).

Experience innovative and ground breaking performances from dance theatres from Italy,
Portugal, Israel, Turkey, India, Singapore, Thailand and many more.

Some of the highlight performances;
- CDCE Dance Company from Portugal
- CONVERGENZE from Esperimenti GDO, Italy
- 'Itali' from Oplas Theatre, Italy
- 'Radiated over Kronos' by Prolific Visionary Production, Japan
- 'Triple bills' by Antalya State and Opera, Turkey

Ticket prices: 600 / 1,200 / 1,800 Baht

Tickets available at:
Tickets for student under the age of 22 are available at friends-of-the-Arts foundation
Tel. 085 100 3050

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bacc education

"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:
ASIATOPIA International Performance Art Festival

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bacc family

Art Activity for family "D.I.Y. WE CAN DO"
By Hoo D.I.Y.
Saturday 21, 28 November 2015
Hall of L floor

This November, 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;

Saturday 21 November 2015 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs. :
Making Krathong
from Natural Materials

Saturday 28 November 2015 at 16.00 - 18.00 hrs. : Father & Children
Picture Frame

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

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Storytelling Activity for Kids "Shall we love and hug?"
By Ideaplearn
Saturday 28 November 2015 at 14.00 - 15.30 hrs.
Hall of L floor

Two crocodiles named Berm and Pom were best friends. One day Berm asked Pom,
"What HU made you warm? The answer was Hug so they hugged each other. An
elephant ran to them after getting bitten a mosquito. Berm and Pom helped the elephant
by hugging him. Then they went on a three-legged race where they hugged together
to show happiness whether they win or lose. Next day, Pom went outside and met a
giant snake. 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 (Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00 hrs.)

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 November 2015

*Valid only until the end of November 2015.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 304
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Save Earth Store
4th floor

A place for creative and trendy products for chic and chill lifestyle. We offer products
made with natural resources and recycling materials with eco-friendly design.

For more information
Tel. 086 141 7385

Bookmoby Readers' Cafe‏
4th floor

Bookmoby Readers’ Cafe is a bookstore for book lovers and those who are interested
inthe literary and publishing worlds. We specialize in Thai contemporary fiction, poetry, translations, classics, as well as non-fiction, history, sociology, philosophy, spirituality,
picture books and travel essays; titles that may not be easy to find in the big chain
stores. Our occasional talk sessions by authors have established us as the place to
meetand share between readers and writers that is truly in the heart of a metropolis.

For more information
Tel. 02 106 3671, 086 374 3464

Upcomings in December

Si Ti Kay
11 - 13 and 18 - 20 December 2015
Studio, 4th floor

An interdisciplinary physical theatre performance by Noor Effendy Ibrahim (Singapore)

In the beginning, god created despair, for man to find hope within. I know I have heard someone say this somewhere before sometime back, but I’m not too sure who, when
and where. It must have been god herself who had said this through some men. I mean, who else could be that smart to tease men into such futility other than god herself. So there you have it. And here I find myself being teased into my own despair, holding on
to too much faith, knowing that hope for me lies deep within. Gingerly, I slide a finger in, resting, probing. Somehow sensing the despair within feels warmer, softer, safer, I slide
in another finger, followed by my thumb. But reason suddenly makes me pull both fingers
out almost instantaneously, reason that too often leads to greater despair. I am confused.
My thumb is still inside.

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Café Puzzle: Exhibition of the Czech Artist, Jiří Slíva
An Exhibition of the artist from the Czech Republic
at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Organized by BACC Arts Network Department in cooperation
with the Embassy of the Czech Republic
15 - 30 December 2015
Curved Wall, 3rd floor
Opening Reception: 15 December 2015 at 18.00 hrs

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in cooperation with BACC - Arts Network Department
present the Thai audience the best of what the Czech art scene has to offer in this
particular art field.We proudly introduce Mr.Jiří Slíva, an outstanding Czech cartoonist who
has created a distinctive, unique style based on simple but expressive lines.His drawings
are very detailed and accurate, each telling a complete story with a few lines. Jiří Slíva´s
work focuses mainly on the illustration of cartoons and books.

The exhibition features humorous drawings and lithographs inspired mainly by the theme
of cafés, one of Jiří Slíva´s favorite subjects. Some of his work also features famous people
like Franz Kafka. Another major theme for Jiří Slíva, an active musician, is music, particularly
the jazz genre.Come and enjoy the humor of this award-winning artist.

For more information please contact Arts Network Department
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 l Email:


For more information, please contact BACC Information

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