Thai Version / Eng Version
e-newsletter / January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

May your heart be strong and fulfilled
May your dreams be realised and fruitful
Have no worries, no doubts, no darkness
May the light guide you always...

New Year ‘s Days Closings
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre will be closed from Thursday 31 December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016.
We will reopen on Saturday 2 January 2016.


bacc family

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 boxand 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:

main exhibition 789

"Happiness that Long Life Brings"
2015 Photography Exhibition
by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

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

"Happiness that Long Life Brings" 2015 Photography Exhibition by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a precious experience for everyone to engage and appreciate Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 158 photographs taken along her travels in Thailand and other countries during 2014 - 2015. Each photograph contains artistic value while portrays our beloved Princess’ perceptions, wisdoms and
stories along the journey.

This year, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has granted permission
for the video display which features Her Royal Highness 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:

bacc exhibition 789

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

Premium Art Exhibition
By Suwit Maprajarb (Rahoum) and Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn (Ayino)
5 - 31 January 2016
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc
Opening exhibition on Friday 15 January 2016 at 19.00 hrs.

Premium Art Exhibition tries to find out the true value of things and to question social
prejudgment that normally focuses on worth rather than value.

Classroom Exhibition
By Peerawayt Krasaesom
5 - 31 January 2016
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc
Opening exhibition on Friday 15 January 2016 at 18.30 hrs.

Old paintings and photographs made while the artist was still at school are recreated
in this exhibition to reflect his development from past to present.

arts network

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

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:

bacc shop

Last chance!
New Year Sale

Promotion: enjoy up to 20% off (on selected item).
Free shipping with minimum purchase of 5,000 Baht only within Bangkok

*Valid until end of January 2016.

For more information Tel. 09 4410 2024, 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 304,305
baccshop l baccshop


Good Living by Richemuller
3rd floor

We offer designed and custom made furniture for both office and house section.
Customers can choose their own design including chairs, desks, pedestals and accessories.

For more information
Tel. 089 233 9085, 086 509 4448

IceDEA : Idea in Ice cream
4th floor

"Idea in Ice cream" is a conceptual ice cream showroom and food design shop exhibiting
ice cream design portfolio as well as selling distinctive ice cream menus including Tonkatsu
ice cream, Steak ice cream, Grass brownie and 20 exclusive ice cream flavours such as
cigarette ice cream, wasabi ice cream, global warming ice cream, and many more.

For more information
Tel. 089 834 5950

Upcomings in February

bacc cinema

Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015
Saturday 6 February 2016 at 16.30 - 20.30 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 2015 - February 2016, followed
by a talk with the Thai director after each screening.

The fifth and final screening on Saturday 6 February 2016 is No (Chile / 2012) directed
by Pablo Larraín and chosen by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an acclaimed Thai
director of Cemetery of Splendour, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,
and A Century and Tropical Malady.

No is a 2012 Chilean drama film. The historical moment the film captures is when advertising tactics came to be widely used in political campaigns. The campaign in question was the historic 1988 plebiscite of the Chilean citizenry over whether the dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power for another eight years. At the 85th Academy Awards the film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film.

"This film makes me realise that we were born to be puppets. Our strings are being pulled
by different forces. Even the word "Democracy" has its own agenda. By the time we grow
up and see the strings, we cannot cut them. All we can do is smile as the scripts tell us to.
So much so that sometimes we think that our freedom and happiness are real."
Apichatpong Weerasethakul


Join us for the screening of No and a post screening talk with Apichatpong
and Kong Rithdee, a film critic and writer.

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 l Email:

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre [bacc]
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
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 Fax. 02 214 6639
Email :

baccpage      l baccnews     | baccchannel
baccbangkok l @baccbangkok 

Sponsor for BACC's activites.