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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

In the phenomenon of the absence and presence communicates through the works of two artists, 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 time and space as well as the abstract energy that interchange to allow for new aesthetic and
experience while retaining its original essence. The title Omnivoyeur is a psychoanalytical concept “I see only from one point but
my existence is looked at from all sides” of Jacques Lacan, the project offers a reverse in thought and action through the artworks
where the audience is encouraged to become an active investigator in perceiving both politics and poetic of media hidden in their
urban surrounding.

Artists: Christina Kubisch and Miti Ruangkritya

Guest Curator:
Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

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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

Thai Contemporary Art Exhibition "Thailand Eye"
Organised by 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

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Shifting Horizons: music, myth, and memory.
The media art of John Sanborn

Organised by 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

Curator: Stephen Sarrazin

people's gallery

By Piyangkoon Tunvichrin, Nalutporn Krairiksh,
Thippayaporn Thongcham, Witchulada Panthanuvong
5 - 29 May 2016
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 19.00 hrs.

Brush-Sri yes, you did not misread it. Very few people know this but the real meaning
of this Thai word is 'shy'. As artists, we don’t know the true meaning of this word but
the sound of it reminds us of a brush (brush) and paint (si). Brush is a piece of equipment
that is indispensable to the work of art, whatever form it is. And that makes it the perfect
symbol for the likeness and difference between us, the 4 artists.

As for the 'shyness', we believe that art is a way to express yourself and hopeful the audience will see what we try to express through this exhibition

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"Lines From Three Lives"
By Chuan Leekpai, Chakrapan Posayakrit and Nithi Sathapitanon
8 April - 31 May 2016
Studio, 4th floor

These three people are not professionally known for their sketches. Their sketches
are what they do in their spare time or when travelling.

Chuan Leekpai has been drawing sketches for over 50 years. He is often invited to
exhibit his works in various shows. Out of the exhibitions he participated with some architects, gave rise to the discussion and sharing for the love of sketching with the
architect, Nithi Sthapitanonda. They met up with Chakrabhand Posayakrit, the renowned National Artist who also has sketchesfrom his travels, and so he was asked and was
delighted to join the exhibition.

Odysseys: The Photographic Exhibition
3 - 29 May 2016
Curved Wall, 3rd,5th floor

In May 2015 pictures of rickety boats stranded in the Andaman Sea packed with desperate men, women and children from Myanmar and Bangladesh made international headlines, a searing reminder that Europe was not the only continent experiencing a refugee crisis.

One year on Agence France-Presse revisits its coverage of the plight of refugees and migrants across both Europe and Asia

AFP photographers documented the misery, suffering and risks endured by these families as they searched for a better life. Anxious parents helping children over the razor wire fences guarding the Syria-Turkey border, mass graves found in Thai jungle prison camps, exhausted people marching in columns down Eastern European roads, packed shelters in Indonesia or wrecked boats lying in a haunting sea of discarded life jackets on the Greek coast…

The "Odysseys" exhibition will debut in Bangkok (May 3- 29) at the BACC (3-5th floor) before moving on to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

On May 11, a discussion will take place at the BACC with two AFP photographers -- Christophe Archambault from Bangkok and Ye Aung Thu from Yangon -- about how
they covered the crisis in South-East Asia. The discussion, which is open to the public,
will take place at 16.00 hrs. on the 5th floor.

Graphic Art and Graphic Media Exhibition
3 -15 May 2016
Hall, L floor

The Cabin's Clue
6 - 7 May 2016
Auditorium, 5th floor

Ticket : 250 Baht
For more information
Tel. 098 313 0125 (line id: fang1109), 093 187 1810 (line id: baitan.s)

'The International SOLO Festival' 2016
7 - 15 May 2016
The friends-of-the-Arts Foundation
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Ticket available:
For more information Tel. 085 100 3050

Creative Industries East & West Go Sustainable
Business Green Cycles Symposium

11 - 12 May 2016
11 May 2016 (16.00 - 18.00 hrs.)
12 May 2016 (10.00 - 19.00 hrs.)
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Free admission
For more information Tel. 02 108 8231-2 l Ikat/eCut


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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


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The Female Persepctive
Saturday 21 May 2016 at 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.

The first screening on Saturday 21 May 2016 is The Pearl Button(Chile / 2015) directed
by Patricio Guzmán and chosen by Soraya Nakasuwan, an acclaimedThai director
of Final Score and Rahtree Sawasdi. The Pearl Button is a 2015 Chilean documentary film.
It was screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film
Festival where it won the Silver Bear for Best Script. It won the Lumières Award for Best
Documentary at the 21st Lumières Awards. The film is part of a triptych with Nostalgia
for the Light and potentially a third film focusing on the Andes, exploring familiar Guzmán
themes such as memory and the historical past, particularly of that of the history's "losers"
rather than victors, as it documents the settlement of Chile’s Tierra del Fuego, including
some of the last surviving descendants of the original Alacalufeand Yaghan inhabitants.

The Pearl Button Trailer:

Join us for the screening of The Pearl Button and a post screening talk with Soraya

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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Storytelling Activity for Kids:
Modern E-Saew performance "Krai Tong"

By HOMM MEE MAA Storytelling Group
Saturday 28 May 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st Floor

Once upon a time, there was a powerful and vicious crocodile called Chalawan. One day
Chalawan kidnapped a daughter of a rich merchant so her father announced that he
would give his daughter to anyone who could rescue her. Finally a man named Krai Tong
volunteered to bring her back. Find out what would happen next 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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Did you miss out on our Mayday Promotion last year? We're giving you the chance again.
Take a big deal of our May Day Sale Promotion with special discount 5 - 10% only for
bacc books and exhibition catalogues with a purchase of 1,000 THB or more.

Exclusive offer: KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha credit card holder will receive an additional 10%
discount. Promotion valid until end of May 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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L’atelier de Marsi
2nd floor

L’atelier de Marsi or "Marsi Studio" (in English) aims to promote paintings of Princess Marsi
in Thailand and selected artworks by Thai artists to both Thai and foreign visitors. It is
also a meeting place for art lovers. L’atelier de Marsi displays oil reproductions paintings
of Princess Marsi, and offers the Princess’ favourite easy-to-eat one dish meals, snacks
and soft drinks. Selections of art souvenirs are available for purchase.

For more information
Tel. 02 258 9461, 081 846 5895

FA Cinematheque
2nd floor

FA Cinematheque is a branch of the Film Archive (Public Organization). It offers various products related to Thai cinema from the Film Archive such as books, DVDs, postcards
and T-shirts with a research corner, film magazines and Pieak Poster Theater for film
screening, talks and workshop.

For more information
Tel. 081 494 8112, 081 754 5743

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
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