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Thai Contemporary Art Exhibition "Thailand Eye"
Organised by Ministry of Culture, Prudential, Parallel Contemporary Art, Saatchi Gallery
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism
and Sports, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, King Power, Thai Airways International
Public Company Limited, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Jim Thompson House,
Toshiba (Thailand) Co., Ltd., British Council, etc.
18 March - 7 August 2016
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Opening Ceremony: Thursday 17 March 2016 at 18.00 hrs. at Auditorium, 5th Floor

The event series on the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the 160th Anniversary
of Thailand - UK diplomatic relations in 2015 concluded with the Thai Contemporary Art Exhibition "Thailand Eye" at the Saatchi
Gallery in London during November 2015 to January 2016 and presenting to Thai audience at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
this year. The exhibition features key Thai contemporary artists showcasing their thought-provoking works inspired by Thai art
and culture, launching together with the book "Thailand Eye" published by Skira Publishing House collecting the works of more
than 70 Thai contemporary artists.

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

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

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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:

PEEK @PETCH: Through Architecture Silpakorn’s Eyes
Organised by 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

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 thePhetchaburi’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 worksin many fields that sustain the relevance of
Thai culture to today’s fast-changing life.

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Love and Relationship
The 5th White Elephant Art Award Exhibition

By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
24 March - 10 July 2016
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited proudly presents the 5th White Elephant Art
Award Art Exhibition, under the theme of "Love and Relationship". The exhibition will
display both Realistic and Figurative artworks. Selected artworks including paintings,
sculptures, and prints with diverse techniques, materials, and creations, will be showed
as part of this exhibition in order to display assorted skills and creativity. There are 20
awards to be given with the White Elephant Award with a grant of 1,000,000 baht
as the top prize.

For more information, please contact
Tel. 02 422 2092

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

John Sanborn was a key member of the second wave of American video artists that
included Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Dara Birnbaum, and Tony Oursler. And though much of his
early works were shown in celebrated institutions, from the Whitney and MoMA in NYC,
to the Pompidou Center in Paris, his career embraced a fuller media journey that would
take him inside broadcast television, to Hollywood, and to Silicon Valley. This exhibition
marks the manner of this return, looking to music, the foundation, the pattern for his
distinctive use of media formalism; it conjures up issues of myth and reinvention, as media
remain an ever-changing medium; finally it acknowledges Sanborn’s role in performance
and performative collaborations with major 20th century dancers and performers, settling
the bond between him and his mentor, Nam June Paik.

Artists: John Sanborn

Guest Curator:
Stephen Sarrazin

people's gallery

Diary Me Exhibition
By Witaya Put-pong
2 - 27 March 2016
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening Reception on Saturday 5 March 2016 at 18.30 hrs.

Diary Me shows the significance of how I create my works which are to write and paint
as my feelings tell me to at that moment on that day, on another day, and on another
day. All the feelings are based on the same foundation which is to be able to understand
my identity of my own life.

Enchanted Dream
By Supamas Taveechotipart
2 - 27 March 2016
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Enchanted Dream Sometimes,
dreams seem so real,
as if they are enchanted. Sometimes,
reality seems so vague, as if it does not exist.
What we see before our eyes, may turn out to be an illusion.
What we perceive as reality, may turn out to be lies.
Old fables give us simple morals.
But real life can sometimes be far more frightening and mysterious.
Like an enchanted dream.
Do not judge what you see by its appearance.
Old fables may be more than just fairytales.

arts network

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

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:

Heritage Buildings of The Crown Property Bureau

17 February - 6 March 2016
Curved Wall, 3rd floor

18 February - 6 March 2016
Curved Wall, 4th floor

BIG TREES PROJECT together with NOW26 and Bangkok Biz launched a book called
"Big Trees, Heritage to be preserved" in January 2016. Here are some photographies
of "Charnpichit" a "Green at Heart photographer" who went all around Thailand with
BIG TREES team for an extraordinary journey to capture the beautiful pictures of these
amazing and valuable heritage trees.

16 February - 19 March 2016
Curved Wall, 5th floor

Wonders of Freedom
1 - 6 March 2016
Hall, 1st floor

For more information, please contact
Show Proud

International Open Data Day 2016
Saturday 5 March 2016 at 10.00 -16.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

Please Touch Exhibition
By Klongdinsor Co.,Ltd. and Choojai Co.,Ltd.
Supported by UOB
15 - 24 March 2016
Hal, 1st floor

For more information, please contact Tel.081 891 8288

By 18monkeys dance theatre
18 - 20 March 2016
Studio, 4th floor

Direction and Choreography: Jitti Chompee Music composition:
Astor Piazzolla and Escalandrum

Tickets: 800 THB, Student 400 THB
at l Tel. 081 814 3304

More information ,

Silpakorn International Guitar Festival & Summer Camp 2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016 at 13.00 - 20.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

*Free Admission

For more information, please contact Tel.081 815 9552 (Four)


bacc music

MAB : Music & Art Fest at bacc #3
By Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
26 - 27 March 2016 at 15.00 - 21.30 hrs.
Hall, L floor and Open Space

*Free Admission

For more information l baccpage 

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids:
Shadow puppet performance "Nang Doi Ngearn"

By Makhampom Theater Group
Saturday 12 March 2016 at 14.00-16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st Floor

Once upon a time, the seven angels always flew to the holy pond in the deep forest.
One day the huntsman took the youngest one to the king. Nang Doi Ngearn fell in love
with the prince and then they got married and lived happily until Nang Doi Ngearn was
accused of bringing bad luck to the kingdom. Find out what would happen next on the
date and time mentioned above.

Free entry. No reservation needed.

Limited art equipment available (80 kids).
First come, first served.
Registration starts at 13.30 hrs. and the activity starts at 14.00 hrs.
The show is suitable for kids 3 - 15 years old.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127

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More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305
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BACC Co-Cycling Space
1st floor

Co-Cycling Space offers bicycles, parts, accessories and bicycle repairing service.
The bicycle that we are selling is All City.

For more information
Tel.093 947 1557 , 089 614 0526
BACC Co-Cycling Space

Inspiring Thailand
4th floor

We aim to inspire Thailand by offering seminars and meetings with non-profit foundations
and organisations. We also accept donations.

For more information
Tel. 02 011 1431

upcomings in April

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Sound and Visual Art Exhibition / Electrical Walks Bangkok

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

As part of Urban Media Project In collaboration with Goethe Institute and Connecting Cities Network

The project of two artists from different but closely related fields, a renowned German
sound artist Christina Kubisch and a Thai Photographer, Miti Ruangkritya investigate the
urban landscape like Bangkok. The electromagnetic walk of Christina Kubisch guides
viewer through city with map and custom-made headphone catching magnetic sound
that are inaudible to naked ears, while field-recorded images of Miti Ruangkritya prolonging
perceptibility in mundane living, marking reflective thoughts from the omnipresent of
media in our increasingly technological environment. Both expressions are synthesized
in an exhibition space by means of acoustic performative and optical interpretation as
well as human possibility to experience by his or her inclusion as an actor in the work.

Artists: Christina Kubisch and Miti Ruangkritya

Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

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by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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