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e-newsletter / April 2016

Songkran Days


Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (bacc) will be closed for Songkran Days from 12 - 14 April 2016.


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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

With ubiquity of media and effortless function of technology today, creating artworks employing media is not a mind -boggling
task much less a focused access among certain groups of users. These days everyone could create media works, but not allare
created with quality. The merits that distinguish one from the other could be weighted from concept of the works, craftsmanship
of expression,or skill in composing meaningful technology. All these characters that are accomplished with qualities could be
traced from the artist whom his notable works rises from the technological developing period of the recent past. BACC Exhibition
Departmentproudly presents the works of John Sanborn, a key member of the second wave of American video artists that
included Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Dara Birnbaum, Tony Oursler. And though much of his early works were shown in celebratedinstitutions,
from the Whitney and MoMA in NYC, to the Pompidou Center in Paris, his career embraced a broader media journey that would
take him inside broadcast television, to Hollywood, and to Silicon Valley. All the while maintaining a presence in the art world
through installations and collaborative pieces with composers and choreographers. 2015 marked the return of Sanborn as a
figure to be reckoned with, and whose creative history set a series of signposts for 21st century chronology, how an artist
whowandered in and out of corporate worlds, makes his way back into the fold. This exhibition E-INVITATION INFO 3 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 remains 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

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Omnivoyeur and Electrical Walks Bangkok
Electromagnetic Sound and Visual Project

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

Organised as part of Urban Media Project by Goethe Institute in
Bangkok, BACC Exhibition Dept., Connecting Cities Network in Berlin

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

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

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 morethan 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

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

people's gallery

What’s Preecha Done: A Painting Exhibition
By Preecha Raksorn
1 April - 1 May 2016
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Enclosed characters exhibited by inescapable roles have questioned of being aged. Preecha
Raksorn presented “What’s Preecha Done”, his second solo exhibition with curiosity and
conflict of identities. Bits of personal and imaginative moments were sequentially rearranged
throughout multiple pieces of paintings in comic style as the reflection and records of his
life, playing back memories along with chaotic sentiments. Three sets of works from seven years are seamlessly intricate with conversations within; whether his identity is coated by
an exhibited package to negotiate with outer forces or the result of his own determination.

Layer and Hide Exhibition
By Vimon Keawmark
1 April - 1 May 2016
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

A picture is not originated from a single previous picture.
The story or theme is not originated from a single reason.
Let’s open our in order to understand.

arts network

The 6th Salaya International Documentary Film Festival
29 March - 3 April 2016
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Salaya Documentary Film Festival (Salaya Doc) was initiated in 2011 by Thai Film Foundation
collaborated with Film Archive (Public Organization). The festival's main aims are promoting
documentary films among Thai society and supporting Thai and ASEAN documentary

The Thai Film Archive's sixth annual Salaya International Documentary Film Festival will
take place at the Film Archive in Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, from Saturday 26 March -
Monday 28 March, and then from Tuesday 29 March, shifts over to the Bangkok Art
and Culture Center, where it runs through Sunday 3 April.

For more information
Tel.02 482 2013-14 ext. 111

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Storytelling Activity for Kids "Tab Tab Talab Tab Tab"
To celebrate H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Birthday
Saturday 2 April 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

The event includes 4 tales of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s writings: The Artist Who Drew A Rooster, Three Chinese Monks, Tajikistan’s tale: Kaha bird and Song Doo
Kwai (Watching The Buffalo). Find out what will happen in the show on the date and
time mentioned above.

Free entry. No reservation needed.

Registration starts at 13.00 hrs. The activity starts at 14.00 hrs.
The show is suitable for kids aged 3 - 15 years old.

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

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Splashing Happiness! Swing into Songkran Festival Promotion

Celebrate Songkran with our Songkran festival’s special promotion with 10% off
top 10 Thai brands. Promotion valid until end of April 2016. Get it before it's gone!

Free shipping with 5,000 THB minimum purchase only within Bangkok.

More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305
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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 find
various types of eco-products at ECO SHOP Common such as stationaries, bicycle
accessories, ornaments, fashion items, local eco-products and many more.

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

Mon Cher
4th floor

Mon Cher is a Soul Diamond Jewelry. All Diamond Jewelry are custom made especially for
you with your birth date, month, year, time and place to design your soul diamond jewelry
based on the result from the Four Pillar Chinese Horoscope for good fortune.

For more information
Tel. 02 108 4599

upcomings in May

bacc music

The 11th Bangkok Music Forum :
The story and music career of Sub Lieutenant Santi Lun Phe

Saturday 28 May 2016 at 16.00 - 18.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

Join us for the 11th Bangkok Music Forum which will focus on the story and music career
of Sub Lieutenant Santi Lun Phe, a 2015 National Artist (Performing Arts: International
Music). Sub Lieutenant Santi Lun Phe is a renowned singer with a unique voice. He is
famous for singing many powerful and heartfelt anthems. During the event, he will
perform His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's composition, "The Impossible Dreams"
with a chamber group from Royal Thai Navy Music Division.

*Free entry / No reservation
Registration at 15.30 hrs.
The event starts at 16.00 hrs.

Activity by Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530

bacc cinema

Director's Choice 2016 The Female Perspective

Saturday 21 May 2016
Soraya Nakasuwan / The Pearl Button (Chile / 2015)

Saturday 23 July 2016
Wanweaw and Weawwan Hongvivatana

Saturday 24 September 2016
Pimpaka Towira Saturday

19 November 2016
Anocha Suwichakornpong

16.00 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents “Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice
2016: The Female Perspective”. For the fourth Cinema Diverse, four international films,
selected by five acclaimed female Thai directors, will be shown bi-monthly from May -
November 2016.

After each screening there will be a post-screening talk and a Q&A session to discuss
ideas and thoughts about the film with the directors. We hope that Cinema Diverse:
Director's Choice 2016: The Female Perspective will build up dialogue and encourage
the exchange of new ideas, knowledge and creativity between the public and the

Entry fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).
Registration for each screening starts at 13.00 hrs.

*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 17.00 hrs.
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*This event is suitable for adults 15 years and over.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 and Email:

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