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e-newsletter / September 2016


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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
9 September - 7 November 2016
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 8 September 2016 at 18.00 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 landscapesof 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 capturethe 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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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

PRATUANG EMJAROEN : Traces and Trails is an art exhibition to honour Pratuang
Emjaroen,an influential Thai contemporary artist. The exhibition concludes his
monumental series fromthe 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.

Artist: Pratuang Emjaroen

Guest curators:
Paisal Theerapongvisanuporn and Thanom Chapakdee

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

Viewing Period at Cemeti Art House, and Ruang MES 56:
21 August - 21 September 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 tothe 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

people's gallery

By Koo Youenmo
1 - 27 September 2016
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening Reception on Thursday 8 September 2016 at 18.00 hrs.

What is a nation? We have overcome dictatorship, suppression, civil war, absolute
poverty, and political disorder. However, I cannot describe my country, the Republic
of Korea, as "great" yet. Our country has lost its conscience for greed and personal
profits. The word "hell Chosun" has become a routinely used term. The nation that
handed a rifle in my twenties to defend itself, the nation that regularly collected taxes,
what does this nation mean to us? And where are we going now?

By Trirat Sriburin
1 - 27 September 2016
People’s Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

As more people move into the city, it leads to the population explosion problem.
In orderto deal with the problem, there has been a resident management. Instead
of living in a house, we have to squeeze into what we call "building" in form of a tiny
box where its residents have to store everything within the limited space.

arts network

TALA Awards 2016 Exhibition
1 - 15 September 2016
Hall, L floor

Designer of the Year Talk Vol.3: Success Story
Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 13.00 - 16.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor


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The Female Perspective
Saturday 24 September 2016 at 14.00 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

"Over the course of 5 hours and 17 minutes, we are invited to enter the world of four women in their late 30s. The film shows us the diversity of female perspectiveswith one thing in common, the longing for the "Happy Hour”. It is not clear if there is actually
a "Happy Hour" for them but what we can feel and empathise with them is their
unyielding desires which are painfully beautiful." Pimpaka Towira

The third screening on Saturday 24 September 2016 is a Japanese film, Happy Hours
directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and chosen by Pimpaka Towira, an
acclaimed female Thai director and a winner of the Silapathorn Award (an honour
for Thai contemporary artists), in 2009.

The precious balance holding together four best friends in their 30s is tested when one announces that she will be divorcing her husband. With a grandeur and detail afforded
by its running time, Happy Hour explores that balance through a feat of fortitude and
the poise of simply "being there" between friends.

Trailer of Happy Hour:

*The film has a running time of 5 hours 17 minutes.
*There will be two breaks between the screening.

Entry fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).
Registration for each screening starts at 11.00 hrs.

*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 14.00 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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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 audience.

The performances from September will be :

- Fundamental by B-floor Theatre: 14 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

For more information please go to: l baccpage or contact
Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530

By B-floor Theatre
14 September - 2 October 2016 (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
19.30 hrs. on Wednesday - Saturday
15.00 hrs. on Sunday
Studio, 4th floor

IFUNDAMENTAL is a dance theatre performance directed by Teerawat Mulvilai, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the October 6th incident.

Ticket Prices: General Audience: 550 Baht (Advanced transfer: 450 Baht)
student tickets: 420 Baht (Advanced transfer: 370 Baht)

Available at: l Tel. 089 167 4039

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Storytelling Activity for Kids:
"Sanohnoi and Her Beautiful House"

By IdeaPlearn Storytelling Group
Saturday 24 September 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st Floor

Once upon a time, there was a princess named Sanonoi Ruen Ngam who was born with
a Thai-style miniature house. She was defamed and expelled from her city. Seeing her wandered in the woods alone, Indra took pity on her. Since the princess was a good girl,
he gave her a magical medicine that could bring the dead back to life. 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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2nd floor

CWArt is an art and craft supplies shop. We offer various art and craft supplies including
art canvases, paints, brushes, stationaries, drawing tables, craft kits, craft tools and many

For more information
Tel. 089 063 6038, 02 224 5577

Bangkok Sculpture Center
4th floor

Her Soul Exhibition
12 July - 16 October 2016

By Bangkok Sculpture Center

This Thai contemporary exhibition reflects the role and the surrender nature of women

from past to the present. It displays the important sculpture collection of Bangkok
Sculpture Center including the paintings and lithograph collection of Mr. Sermkhun Kunawong and his family. The artists are; Professor Silpa Bhirasri, Hem Wechakorn,
Chalood Nimsamer, Khien Yimsiri, Tawee Rachaneekorn, Kemarat Kongsuk, Chuang
Moolpinit, Saovapa and Chamruang Vichienket, Kirkpura Yomnak, Jumnun Sararuk,
Jessada Kongsommart and Amnat Kongwaree.

For more information

Upcoming in October

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ASIATOPIA Performance Art Conference
Co-organize : Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, ASIATOPIA,
Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Printmaking, SU
In Co-Operation with : Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS),
Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland; ASA-
European, Koln, Germany; Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Sea-Junction, Bangkok
13 - 16 October 2016
Studio, 4th Floor

13 October 2016: Opening event hear - Dr. Apinan Poshyananda see - contemporary shadow puppet collaboration by Vasan Sitthiket (TH), Heri Dono (IN), Jeremy Hiah (SI)

Selection of Issues:
Regional Inheritances & the Historical Context
Roundtable SEA Activist Performance & Performance Art
Taboo, Censorship & Curating: Struggles Over Historical Narratives in SE Asia
Identities and Prejudices: Gender, Women, LGBT, Race, Queering Performance Art
New developments in Performance & Live Art: Socially engaged performance,
community interventions, ecology & environmental-based performance
Live actions: Approximately 50 artists from SE Asia and Europe and America
will perform their live actions throughout the 5 days of the conference

For more information

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