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e-newsletter / December 2015

On behalf of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation
in Cooperation with the Rama IX Art Museum Foundation.

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A Photography Exhibition by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn :
Happiness That Long Life Brings
Organised by the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand (RPST),
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
11 December 2015 - 6 March 2016
Main Gallery, 9th floor
Opening Ceremony: Thursday 10 December 2015 (Invitation only)

2015 Photography Exhibition by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a precious experience for everyone to engage and appreciate H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 160 photographs taken along her travels in Thailand and other countries
during 2014 - 2015.

Since 2007, H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn has graciously granted permission to exhibit the photographs as source of knowledge and wisdom to students and wider public. The royal initiatives have been consecutively implemented including "Color Is Light. Light
Is Color" exhibition in 2007; "Always Roaming with A Hungry Heart" in 2008; "Destinations" in 2009; "The Colors of Life" in 2010;
"Born To This World" in 2011; "Camera in Motion : a Global Perspective” in 2012; "Traveling Photos, Photos Traveling" in 2013,
and "Clairvoyance" in 2014.

This year, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has granted permission for the video display which features H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s presentation on the photographs, concepts and stories.

More information, please contact: Public Relation Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 501 l Email:

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An art exhibition of distance and relativity

Organised 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

Organised 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

people's gallery

The 3rd Thailand Porcelain Painting Club Exhibition
By Thailand Porcelain Painting Club (TPPC)
3 - 27 December 2015
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Thailand Porcelain Painting Club was established on 23 May 2002. The porcelain painting
lovers join this club for the integrity of the superb vision and creative skill in relation to
porcelain painting among studio members throughout the country. The club also brings
about new innovative experience as well as a wider circle of friends and acquaintances for
mutual cooperation among the members and relating porcelain painting organisations.

arts network

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)
Organised by BACC Arts Network Department in cooperation
with the Embassy of the Czech Republic
15 - 30 December 2015
Curved Wall, 3rd floor
Opening Reception: Tuesday 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:

Jiří Slíva Art Student Workshop
Tuesday 15 December 2015 at 15.30 - 17.30 hrs.
Friend of bacc Room, 6th floor

As part of the "Café Slíva" Exhibition, the artist, Jiří Slíva will personally introduce his exhibition at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre with a short guided tour. He will talk about
the inspiration and sources for his graphic art. Following this, 20 art students will work individually to create drawings on an assigned theme. Slíva will work with the students to adjust the theme and technique. The workshop will conclude with a group critique. The students are asked to bring your own drawings materials - sketchbooks, pencils, and pens- to the workshop.

Jiří Slíva is a Czech humorist who prefers drawings to words. He 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. He has produced 13 books of
cartoons, which have been published in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Russia,
and France. His drawings have appeared in over 150 books, numerous Czech newspapers,
and in international journals.

The guided tour and the workshop will be in English with Thai translation.
For workshop registration and more information please contact:
Arts Network Department Tel. 02 214 6630 -6 ต่อ 528 l Email:

The Magic World of Czech Illustrators for Children Exhibition
An exhibition of the Czech Republic’s children’s book illustrators
at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Organised by BACC Arts Network Department in cooperation
with the Embassy of the Czech Republic
15 December 2015 - 17 January 2016
Curved Wall, 4 - 5th floor
Opening Reception: Thursday 17 December 2015 at 17.00 hrs.

The Czech Republic is a small country located in the very heart of Europe. The popularity
of Czech children’s books, though, has reached far beyond its borders. The Czech artists’ illustrations included in this exhibition represent the best of the last hundred years of
children´s book illustration. Many of them have been awarded the most prestigious prizes
at international exhibitions and children´s book fairs.

The creations of Czech illustrators for children are distinguished by their boundless creativity
and fantasy, kindness, cheerfulness, and joy, all aiming to enhance a child´s vivid imagination.
To do this, Czech illustrators use finely balanced shapes and colours, which work to create
a variety of positive emotions. Together with the authors, the illustrators become the real
creators of children´s books. They have devoted their lives to make the world of children
kinder, clearer, and richer.

This exhibition offers the visitor a wide range of approaches to the colourful world of children's literature illustrated in this distinctive European style. Diversity is seen here
in the varying artistic forms of the artists and the changes in style over the generations. Together, it is the best contribution of Czech artists to the lives of millions of children
around the world, contributing greatly to a happy childhood, surely one of the finest
times of life.

A good book is one of a child’s best guides through life. Books open eyes and ears, helping
children perceive the beauty of life around them. Books illuminate the universal human
values of friendship, love, faithfulness, loyalty and humility, while at the same time making
a clear distinction from their undesirable opposites.

Enter the world of fantasy, beauty and children´s joy. It will be your guiding light to
The Magic World of Czech Illustrators for Children Exhibition.

For more information BACC Arts Network Dept. Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext.528 Embassy of the Czech Republic in Thailand
Tel. 02 250 9223 - 4 l Email:

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

For more information Tel. 081 615 7882

Closed Your Eyes, Open Your Minds Photo Exhibition
1 - 13 December 2015
Curved Wall, 3rd - 4th floor

For more information Tel. 085 8115943 l Email:

Christmas is coming to town
9 December 2015, at 19.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

Tickets : 200 baht at the counter in front of the auditorium

For more information Tel. 02 800 2525 ext. 146, 151
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Classic Motets from across the Ages
And Carols for Advent and Christmas

By Bangkok Opera Foundation
Opera Siam International
18 December 2015 at 19.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

For more information Tel. 02 231 5273

Tale of Imagination: A Three Coloured Cat
By Foundation of Children
19 December 2015 at 12.00 - 15.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

For more information Tel. 02 881 1734 ext. 14


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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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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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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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Art Activity for family to welcome New Year

By Hoo D.I.Y.
Saturday 19 December 2015 at 16.00 - 18.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

This December, 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 New Year and Christmas card.

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 shop

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

Attention ART LOVERS! Make your own gallery wall with our special artwork. We are
offering a sale promotion with up to 5 - 10% off original paintings, print-makings and
sculptures. Valid until the end of December 2015.

*Valid only until the end of December 2015.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 304,305
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ECO SHOP common
1st floor

ECO SHOP common is an eco-design and knowledge centre for learning and understanding
about environment as well as offering guidelines for eco-design products. You can also
find various types of eco products at ECO SHOP common such as stationaries, bicycle
accessories, ornaments, fashion items, local eco products, etc.

For more information
Tel. 087 099 0639, 087 454 9696, 099 339 0839,

Artist ColorS
3rd floor

Artist ColorS offers a selection of art reproductions: including stationary items, notebooks,
photo albums, address books, cards, posters, prints, calendars, magnets, bookmarks,
T-shirts, bags, art books, cushions, aprons, gifts .

For more information
Tel. 084 634 4245

Upcomings in January

Dek-Art@bacc 2016: Smile to the World
Saturday 9 January 2016 at 10.30 - 18.00 hrs.

BACC invites all children to our Children’s Day 2016 "Dek-Art@bacc 2016: Smile to
the World ". Enjoy art workshops and creative activities under the theme of "being
a good giver with environmental awareness".

The highlights include;
- Art and DIY creative workshops such as tie dye, notebook, plastic bottle money box
and many more
- Give and Share Donation Activity: by donating an old belonging as a pass to
enter a workshop.
BACC will then give all the donations to the Pan-Kan Shop by
the Yuvabadhana Foundation to be used for their funding and scholarship programme.
- On that day, BACC will be decorated with recycling materials to show how we can
help reuse, reduce and recycle.

We are now accepting donations: books, old clothes, toys, CDs, DVDs, stationaries,
etc. (We accept items for both adults and children but please make sure that they
are in good condition.)

For more information please contact Education Department
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519 l Email:

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is under the supervision of
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Foundation,set up and mainly funded
by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

For more information, please contact BACC Information

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
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