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e-newsletter / August 2016

On the auspicious occasion of the 84th Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
on 12 August 2016, The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation's executive board
and staff would like to wish Her Majesty the Queen all the happiness and good health.
Long Live The Queen.


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PRATUANG EMJAROEN : Traces and Trails
Organised by BACC Exhibition Department
BACC Project sponsors: Bualuang Foundation, Thai Roong Ruang Industry Company Limited,
and CMO Public Company Limited
2 September - 20 November 2016
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 1 September 2016 at 18.30 hrs.

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.

Pratuang Emjaroen

Guest curators:
Paisal Theerapongvisanuporn and Thanom Chapakdee

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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

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Omnivoyeur and Electrical Walks
Bangkok Electromagnetic Sound and Visual Project

Organised as part of Urban Media Project by Goethe - Institut
Thailand, BACC Exhibition Dept., Connecting Cities Network in Berlin
1 April - 4 September 2016
Main Gallery, 7th floor

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

international exhibition

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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

Public educational Forum, Southeast Asian Art
at Kedai Kebun Forum:
21 - 22 August 2016, at 16.00 - 22.00 hrs.

In conjunction with the CCC Jogja vernissage, a Southeast Asian Art public educational
forum aims to build on the main exhibition premise, the idea that Southeast Asian art
ofthe late twentieth century has developed conceptual approaches sourced in local conditions, among others. This premise, unpicked in various ways via forum topics, in the
context of the Jogjakarta exhibition site, is being scrutinized through an Indonesian lens.
The overarching concern of the forum is Southeast Asian art, so early Indonesian
contemporary art, namely that of the New Art Movement (GSRB), is being connected
to regional practices beyond Indonesia, as well as beyond GSRB's 1970s inception period.

Forum participants:
Jim Supangkat, Wulan Dirgantoro, Amanda Rath, Valentine Willie,
Hendro Wiyanto, Paul Khoo, Agung Kurniawan, Thomas Berghuis, Farah Wardani, Natalia
Kraevskaia, Jeffrey Say, Alia Swastika, and curators, artists

Viewing Period at Cemeti Art House, and Ruang MES 56 :
21 August - 21 September 2016
Opening Reception ​on ​20 August 2016,​ at ​19.00 hrs.

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people's gallery

Photographic Exhibition [UN]REAL - [นัย]ความจริง
By Kriengkrai Prathumsai
6 - 28 August 2016
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening Reception on Saturday 6 August 2016 at 18.00 hrs.

Many things happen in our daily lives. All the scenes come and go as fast as the blinking
of the eyes. If we look deeply at every detail we might find new perspective which
could turn into endless imagination. [UN]REAL - [นัย]ความจริง

[UN]REAL - [นัย]ความจริง The exhibition of the ordinary street lives which inspires the reimaging of what we are seeing.

BTS scape
By Jetsada Leelanuwatkul
3 - 28 August 2016
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc
Opening Reception on Saturday 6 August 2016 at 16.00 hrs.

BTSscape noun
• a private view of Bangkok city through the windows of BTS
(Bangkok Mass Transit System)
• an alternative way to get away from a busyness and crowd on BTS,
by looking out of the window

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Thai Character As I Like It Exhibition
2 - 7 August 2016
Hall, L floor

The 2nd Photo Exhibition "Humans of Flower Market"
2 - 14 August 2016
Curved Wall, 5th floor

The 5th Art Exhibition of Hor Tri Art Association
16 - 28 August 2016
Hall, 1st floor and Curved Wall, 3rd - 5th floor

Opening ceremony on Friday 19 August 2016 at 18.00 hrs.

performing art

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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

Dragon’s Heart the Musical (Special Edition)
by Anatta Theatre
18 August - 4 September 2016 at 19.00 hrs.
(except Monday and Tuesday) / Added time at 14.00 hrs.
on Saturday and Sunday
Studio, 4th floor

In 2016, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puay Ungpakorn,
one of Siam's leading intellectuals who has helped the reformation of the country,
and contributed in various aspects of the Thai Society.

Anatta Theatre proudly presents a contemporary musical theatre, where we explore the
tales of Puay's life, legacy, ideas and principles, to commemorate an ordinary man who
has helped build the nation, to spread the word of history and our national pride, and
to inspire future generations.

More information Tel. 094 492 4424
ID LINE : anattatheatre l Anatta Theatre Troupe

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Storytelling Activity for Kids: "The Teller"
By Kradanhok Storytelling Group
Saturday 27 August 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Once upon a time, there was a man who is fond of tales. The family was tired of his
behavior for he only wanted to seek new tales without helping them earn a living.
When there was no teller left in the city, he decided to go find them in other cities.
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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Mother's Day Promotion

Celebrate the Mother's Day by giving your mother and your special women
with our bacc special gift set at bacc shop (5th floor).

*Valid until the end of the August 2016

More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305
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ART CAFÉ by Brown Sugar
1st floor

Enjoy great pizza, spaghetti and refreshments in a nice, relaxing atmosphere
at ART CAFÉ by Brown Sugar on the 1st floor of BACC.

For more information
Tel. 091 915 6296

SEA Junction
4th floor

SEA Junction provides an informal and welcoming place of cross-learning and information
on Southeast Asia where people with interest in the region’s arts, culture and society
can meet and share information. Resources and books on Southeast Asia are available
upon request.

For more information

Upcoming in September

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The Female Perspective
Saturday 24 September 2016 at 16.00 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

Join us next time on Saturday 24 September 2016 for the screening of a film chosen
by Pimpaka Towira, an acclaimed female Thai director and a winner of the Silapathorn
Award (an honour for Thai contemporary artists), in 2009.

Recognised as the first female Thai director to be noticed by international viewers and
critics, Pimpaka is a pioneer on the Thai independent film scene since the early '90s.
Since 1988 she has made a number of experimental short films, mostly depicting women's
issues, including, ‘Mae Nak’, a deconstruction of the popular Thai ghost story which went
on to win a Special Jury Prize at the Image Forum Festival in 1998. Her debut feature,
'One Night Husband' was premiered in the International Forum of New Cinema at the
Berlin International Film Festival 2003. Pimpaka’s notable works include a feature length
documentary, ‘The Truth Be Told’, a short film, ‘My Father’ which won the Special Jury
Prize, Vladivostok International Film Festival 2011, ‘Terribly Happy’ which was selected for
the 2011 Berlinale Shorts Competition, Berlin International Film Festival and 'The Island Funeral' which recently won the Best Asian Future Film Award from the 28th Tokyo
International Film Festival in 2015.

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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Unseen Siam
Early Photography 1860 - 1910

Organised by BACC Exhibition Department and River Books
BACC Project Sponsors: The Crown Property Bureau,
The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand,
Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
8 September - 7 November 2016
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Press Conference on Thursday 18 August 2016 at 14.30 hrs.

The first photography exhibition in Thailand features more than 150 old Siamese
photographs from the very first beginning until the end of the reign of King
Chulalongkorn, the fifth monarch of Siam. The original negatives of these photographs
are kept in the foreign country’s archive. They were taken by foreign photographers
and Thais who were later appointed Siamese court photographers. These archaic
photographs which have never been seen would bring various historical aspects to
light - whether portrait photography of King Mongkut of Siam, King Chulalongkorn,
nobles and commoners; architectures and landscapes of the past hundred years;
chronicled events and royal ceremonies; citified and provincial life; traditional dance,
Khon (a masked performance), and Likay (dramatic performance). Every photograph
has become the connection to the works of contemporary artists who would capture
the metropolis’ social- economic particularities, her ongoing changes, along with her
people’s way of life, land and water transportation. Contemporary performance and
key technology of photography will encourage culture of history, pave way for further
interpretation and sustain the life of these photographs.

Abbé Larnaudie, Fedor Jagor, Pierre Rossier, Carl Bismark, Francis Chit,
John Thomson Henry Schuren, Gustave Richard Lambert, Max Martin, William Kennett
Loftus, Fritz Schumann, Joaquim Antonio, Robert Lenz, Emil Groote and Kaishi Isonaga

Artists: Ekaluck Peanpanawate, Kwanchai Lichaikul, Lek Kiatsirikajorn, Nakrob
Moonmarsnut, Pairoj Teeraprapa, Pichet Klunchun, Pinit Phantaprawat
Suebsakun Sarunpuet and Ukrit Sa-nguanhai

Guest Curators: Mom Rajawongse Narisa Chakrabongse and Paisarn Piammettawat

Co-Curator: Pichaya Suphavanij

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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

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