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PEEK @PETCH: Through Architecture Silpakorn’s Eyes
Organised by the Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University and BACC Exhibition Department
Supported by TOA PAINT (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. and Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
9 February - 9 March 2016
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 17.00 hrs.

In 2310 B.E. (1767) while Thailand’s capital, Ayuthaya, was devastated by the second defeat in the historical war, by which major
parts of the city including temples and cultural glories of Ayuthaya were set on fire and city was obliterated, Phetchaburi continued
to prosper with high arts and culture from the early Ayuthaya period without being affected by wars. As many have said,
"Phetchaburi is the living Ayuthaya."

This exhibition takes visitors through learning processes with which students, scholars, artists, and designers from Silpakorn
University have been exploring the Phetchaburi’s masterful works of art, culture, and architecture throughout the Faculty’s 60 years
since the day it was founded. The outcomes of these studies of Petchaburi’s arts and crafts have been in diverse forms
photographs, art pieces derived from field experiences, technically and artistic surveyed drawings (VERNADOC) and scaled
architectural models representing fine details of buildings, components, and original/creative art on the them. In addition, a native
Phetchaburi artist, Khun Korakot Aromdee, has created a new bamboo structure highlighting the local wisdom of Phetchaburi.
This will be specially made to fit the BACC’s Main Exhibition space and will also thread through and connect different parts of this exhibition.

It is important to learn from Phetchaburi culture to genuinely understand the past and the present in order to create new works
in many fields that sustain the relevance of Thai culture to today’s fast-changing life.

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"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:

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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 Four Art Exhibition
By The Four Group
5 - 28 February 2016
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

From four experiences in art by four artists whose personalities, characteristics and natures (according to their elements; earth, water, fire and wind) are different, come an art exhibition by "The Four Group" displaying their four different natures, attitudes, opinions
and beauty.

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Scene from a Wake
by Anup Mathew Thomas,
the second Han Nefkens - BACC Award for Contemporary Art winner 
4 February - 6 March 2016
Studio, 4 th floor

Opening reception on Thursday 4 February 2016

In Scene from a Wake, Anup Mathew Thomas presents a set of works that look at
disparate incidents spread out over a century. Protagonists include a social reformer,
a planter, a dentist, a restaurateur, a bishop, and an artist. Thomas continues to build
up his collection of stories from one place, persistently archiving alternative moments
from different histories, some of which then come together based on commonalities
that may be odd but are significant. In Scene from a Wake, Thomas puts forward the
breakdown of plans, inescapable outcomes and the future as a space ripe for speculation.

About the Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art

The Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art is a collaboration
between the Han Nefkens Foundation and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).
The award is aimed at up-and-coming artists under 40 living in Asia. The long list of
candidates is put together by ten scouts from different areas in Asia who each select
three artists. A jury then chooses the winning artist.

This biannual award seeks to encourage artists in Asia who already have a solid body of
work but have not yet been showcased in major institutions. The award consists of
15,000 US dollars: a $3,000 artist’s fee and $12,000 towards the production of new
work as well as a residency and an exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

For more information

Laila Bunnag, Arts Network Department (International Relations)
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 l Email:

Co-Creation with Nature
Thursday 4 February 2016 at 17.00 - 20.30 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015
Saturday 6 February 2016 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 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.

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot‘s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

"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:


The 1st BACC Art Talk 2016 :
"Residency: The Art Journey of the Artist"

Saturday 6 February 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

1. Anup Mathew Thomas, the winner of the second ‘Han Nefkens Foundation-BACC
Award for Contemporary Art’ with Melanie Pocock, a curator at the Institute of
Contemporary Arts (ICA), Singapore
2. Lalinthorn Phencharoen
3. Henry Tan

Bangkok Art and Culture Center is inviting art enthusiasts to join us on the first BACC Art
Talk 2016, which puts the spotlight on growth of artists and their art through inspiring
journeys around the globe under Residency programs.

Beyond the institutional framework, Residency represents an important step forward for
many artists as it provides a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand different cultures, languages, and ways of life - culminating in the emergence of new ideas and ultimately
new art. Today, a variety of public and private organizations in Thailand are offering
residency programs for artists.

For the first Art Talk in 2016, BACC is bringing the residency program into sharper focus
by inviting experienced artists who have undergone the program to share their experiences
and learnings. The Talk aims to provide up-and-coming artists and art enthusiasts insights
into the life of the artist- in-residents, their works and unearth new found understandings
of the different form of artworks.

* Free entry
* The talk will be in Thai and English.
* For reservations and additional information please contact the Education Department
at 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519 Email:

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Coffee Booms
3rd floor

Relax and enjoy your coffee, tea, fruit smoothies, sandwiches, toasts and many more
at Coffee Booms.

For more information
Tel. 081 803 5889, 086 456 8967

Bangkok Sculpture Center
4th floor

Engraved on Our Mind
Date: December 2015 - April 2016
By Bangkok Sculpture Center

"Engraved on Our Mind" is a contemporary art exhibition which showcases fascinating woodcrafts and stone sculptures created by talented Thai artists namely Cheewa Komolmalai, Somchai Thaothong, Kham-ai Dejdoungtae, Inson Wongsam, Twee Ratchaneekorn, Thanee Klinkhajorn, Sivadol Sitipol and Chumpol Uthayopas.

upcomings in March

Sound and Visual Art Exhibition / Electrical Walks Bangkok

1 April​ ​- 10 July 2016
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Artists: Christina Kubisch and Miti Ruangkritya

Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

Shifting Horizons: music, myth, and memory.
The media art of John Sanborn
25 March - 10 July 2016
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Artists: John Sanborn

Stephen Sarrazin

Thailand Eye Exhibition
18 March - 7 August 2016
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Artists: Bussaraporn Thongchai, Chatchai Puipia, Chusak Srikwan, Dow Wasiksiri, Kamolpan
Chotivichai, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Kosit Juntaratip, Krit Ngamsom, Manit Sriwanichpoom,
Natee Utarit, Navin Rawanchaikul, Nopchai Ungkavatanapong, Pannaphan Yodmanee,
Panya Vijinthanasarn, Paweena Raksasna, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rolf von Bueren, Sakarin
Krue-On, Somboon Hormtientong, Songchai Buachum, Trirat Sriburin, Udomsak Krisanamis
and Viriya Chotpanyavisut

Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, Nigel Hurst and Serenella Ciclitira

The 5th White Elephant Art Award: Love and Relationship
By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
2​4​ March - 10 July 2016
Main Gallery, 9th floor


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