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bacc international exhibition

Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia
(Jogjakarta, INDONESIA) Traveling Project

Organised by Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Cemeti Art House,
Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56
Supported by Langgeng Art Foundation, and National Arts Council, Singapore

Viewing Period at Cemeti Art House, and Ruang MES 56: 21 August - 21 September 2016
Opening Reception at Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, Ruang MES 56:
20 August 2016, 19.00 hrs.
Symposium at Kedai Kebun Forum: 21 - 22 August 2016

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, Ruang MES 56 present
a traveling project, Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Jogja version-the original premiered
at BACC Bangkok in December 2013 with the aim to form the connection between Southeast Asian art pertaining to social ideologies and expressive languages that artists’ critical views of society articulated through sometimes political narrations. In 2016,
artists, curators and host artists who are cultural players will collaboratively create, expand and graft additional meanings on to
the new sphere that becomes Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Jogja version (Jogja
Re-Focus CCC). To provide the dialogue of Southeast Asian artistic language through Jogja lens via collaborative programs and
projects, Jogja Re-Focus CCC presents art exhibition of contemporary artists from 6 countries selected from the original exhibition
along with entirely new works, which are installation, photography, video, drawing, as well as media.

Guest Curators: Iola Lenzi (Singapore), Agung Hujatnikajennong (Indonesia), and Vipash Purichanont (Thailand)

For more information: CCCexhibition l CCCexhibition

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Love and Relationship
The 5th White Elephant Art Award Exhibition

By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
24 March - 21 August 2016
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Thai Beverage Public Company Limited proudly presents the 5th White Elephant Art
Award Art Exhibition, themed "Love and Relationship" to 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. There are
also artworks competed in The Special White Elephant Art Award to Commemorate
the 5th Anniversary of The White Elephant Art Award from 7 artists. To conclude,
there are 65 works of art exhibition in this year exhibition.

For more information, please contact Tel. 02 422 2092 (Closed on Monday)

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

exhibition education and activity

Teacher’s Creativity Workshops introduce activities for primary, secondary schools teachers or general public.

To encourage the use of the Resource Pack and Discovery Worksheets, educational tools
design by British Council. Six workshops; 4 sessions in English and 2 sessions in Thai, will be
led by experts who have experience in Active Learning. They will demonstrate how Visual
Literacy techniques and Creative Thinking during a guide- tour can be applied appropriate.

"Thai Eye" Educational Programme organized by British Council and Exhibition Department,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is part of the Creative Education Programme of
the "Thailand Eye" exhibition. We would like to invite teachers and professors who may be
interested in attending “Teacher Creativity Workshop” to develop and exchange the way
of teaching with other teacher and the expert. Please see below details of date and time.

1. Friday, 8 July 2016 Time 13.00 - 16.00 hrs.
2. Wednesday, 13 July 2016 Time 13.00 - 16.00 hrs.

1. Tuesday, 5 July 2016 Time 10.30 - 13.30 hrs.
2. Tuesday, 5 July 2016 Time 15.00 - 18.00 hrs.
3. Saturday, 9 July 2016 Time 10.30 - 13.30 hrs.
4. Saturday, 9 July 2016 Time 15.00 - 18.00 hrs.

The participant would like to join the workshop, please fill in the registration form
and get the confirmation via email from the staff before the workshop.

* 25 seats/ class
* Free of Charge

For more information or ask for the registration form at Exhibition Department,
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 519
Email :

bacc exhibition 789

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

Curator: Stephen Sarrazin

Omnivoyeur and Electrical Walks
Bangkok Electromagnetic Sound and Visual Project

1 April - 4 September 2016
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Organised as part of Urban Media Project by Goethe - Institut
Thailand, 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 of 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 commontime and space
as well as the abstract energy that interchange to allow for new aesthetic and experience
while retaining its core 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,
employing as a base to offer a reverse in thought and action through the artworks where
the passiveaudience is encouraged to become an active investigator to perceive both
politics and poetic of media hidden in our urban surrounding.

Artists: Christina Kubisch and Miti Ruangkritya

Guest Curator:
Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

people's gallery

Karaoke Twilight
By Taweewit Kijtanasoonthorn
2 - 31 July 2016
People's Gallery P1, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

The karaoke bars on the street are uniquely grey-area saturated with the light and colors
of neon lamps, filled with sensual glamour and mysteries with hidden sorrow and loneliness
of the twilight zone. This is what triggered me into creating images of light and colors
outside and inside of these karaoke bars through photos, videos and neon light objects.
I want to represent these bars and their emotions and encourage the viewers to reflect
and contemplate the implications of the hidden meanings in today’s contemporary society.

By Thawadchai Tokum
3 - 31 July 2016
People's Gallery P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening Ceremony on Tuesday12 July 2016 at 18.30 hrs.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the centre of business and fashion where people
from different class and background live side by side. Among the riches, there are the
poor and homeless people. This realistic painting exhibition wants to show how hard it
is for the homeless people in Bangkok where they never have anything handed on a silver

Dear my friends
By Lionel Descostes
3 - 31 July 2016
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Lionel Descostes is a French artist living in Hanoi. Alerted by the progressive dissolution
of the craftwork villages in modernizing Vietnam, Lionel decided to use art to keep
embroidery alive and support its community. He is committed to help disabled people to fit
into professional and social life. He hired 9 deaf and mute girls and started to train them.
For this exhibition, he presents three "families" of his larger body of work: pictograms,
grids and masks. Each of these groups explores from a different perspective the same
theme: anonymity, the position of individuals in society.

arts network

Short Films and Photos Thesis Exhibition
By Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University
28 June - 10 July 2016
Curved Wall, 5th floor

"Kangjor 23" Exhibition is organized by students in Still Photography and Motion
Pictures Department of Faculty of Communication Arts , Chulalongkorn University.

This exhibition is the final work of the students before they graduate. The exhibition
includes 4 collection of photographs which tell different stories and obviously show
the attitude of the students.

Eyes on Japan : the exhibition
5 - 17 July 2016
Curved Wall, 3rd floor

Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 18.00 hrs.

By School of Digital media, Sripatum University
26 - 31 July 2016
Hall, L floor and Hall 1st floor


bacc cinema

The Female Perspective
Saturday 23 July 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 second screening on Saturday 23 July 2016 is a US film, Nebraska (2013) with
a post screening talk with Wanweaw and Weawwan Hongvivatana, the twin sisters
who are writers, scriptwriters and independent directors of a documentary, 'Wish Us Luck'
which documented their journey back home to Thailand from England by train.

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he’s struck
it rich, and wrangles his son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and
white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.

Nebraska was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where
Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards;
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay,
and Best Cinematography.

Nebraska trailer:

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 l Email:

performing art

P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 5
By Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
June - December 2016
Studio, 4th floor and other space at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in partnership with the Performing Artists’ Network proudly present Performative Art Festival # 5. Performative Art Festival # 5 will take place in June - December 2016 at Studio, 4th floor and other spaces at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The year 2016 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
has joined forces with the Performing Artists’ Network to present Performative Art Festival.
This collaboration aims to promote performing arts as a bridge between artists and the
public, as well as to encourage dialogue and the exchange of ideas between artists and

The highlights of this year’s festival include;

- Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival by Arts on Location and Democrazy Theatre Studio: 21 June - 3 July 2016

- Dragon's heart (Special Editions) by Anatta Theatre Troupe:
18 August - 4 September 2016

- Fundamental by B-floor Theatre: 16 September - 2 October 2016

- Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival , Performance Conference
SE Asia
by Asiatopia: 13 - 16 October 2016

- Bangkok Theatre Festival by Bangkok Theatre Network: 28 October - 13 November 2016

- International Dance Festival by Friends of the Arts Foundation:
17 November - 4 December 2016

- The 11th International Butoh Festival Thailand 2016: 8 - 18 December 2016

Performative Art Festival # 5 would like to thank the Performing Artists’ Network, namely;
Arts on Location, Democrazy Theatre Studio, Anatta Theatre Troupe, B-floor Theatre,
Asiatopia Bangkok Theatre Network and Friends of the Arts Foundation their collaboration.
Their efforts have helped to turn Bangkok Art and Culture Centre into a creative open
space where everyone can enjoy diverse performances and realise opportunities for
dialogue and idea exchange.

More information will be updated in July on and baccpage

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


Bangkok Book Festival 2016: Literary Weekend
15 - 17 July 2559 at 11.00 - 18.00 hrs.
L floor, Multi-function Room, 1st floor, Bookmoby Readers’ Café,
4th floor, Auditorium, 5th floor and Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor

For more information
Tel. 02 106 3671, 086 374 3464 l Email: l Bookmoby

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids: "Rat and Cat Islands"
By Yoga Nithan Group
Saturday 23 July 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Once upon a time, there was a Chinese merchant came to trade in Songkla with his ship.
Upon leaving to China, he bought a dog and a cat. A dog and a cat wanted to return to
Songkla but they couldn’t swim. One day a dog told a cat that the merchant has a magic
ball with a power of floating. So they planned to get a rat to steal a magic ball and go back
to Songkla. Find out what would happen next on the date and time mentioned above.

Free entry / No reservation needed Only 50 seats available
Registration starts at 13.00 hrs.
The activity starts at 14.00 hrs.
The show is suitable for kids aged 5 - 12 years old.

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

bacc shop

bacc shop celebrates our second anniversary
with a lucky draws promotion

bacc shop celebrates our second anniversary with a lucky draws promotion to win fantastic prizes. The promotion only valid until end of July 2016.

More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305
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Music Plus Forum by Silpakorn University
3rd floor

Music Plus Forum by Silpakorn University is a new music shop for music and art lovers.
We offer music books, music eqiupments, CDs, concert DVDs, souvenirs and rented space
for small seminar.

For more information
Music Plus Forum by Silpakorn University

Save Earth Store
4th floor

Save Earth Store is a "store for all mankind". It is a creative centre for trendy products for
Chic & Chill lifestyle with aims to develop ideas and knowledge regarding eco-friendly and
sustainable design products.

For more information
Tel. 086 141 7385

Upcoming in August

bacc exhibition 789

Organised by BACC Exhibition Department
2 September - 20 November 2016
Main Gallery, 8th floor

PRATUANG EMJAROEN Traces and Trails is an art exhibition to honour Pratuang Emjaroen,
an influential Thai contemporary artist. The exhibition concludes his monumental series
from the first period to the very recent one spanning over five decades of his creation.
In this exhibition, his works of art will be structured in five sections in order to clarify the
evolutionary road the National Artist of Thailand has paved which either fully embraces
the story of his life, and family or deeply involves ever-changing scenarios of Thai society,
economy, and politics.

Guest curators:
Paisal Theerapongvisanuporn and Thanom Chapakdee

Artist: Pratuang Emjaroen

For more information : PRATUANGEMJAROENTracesAndTrails

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