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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 October 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

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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

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, WilliamKennett
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 Aime Suphavanij

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

people's gallery

Selfie Series
By Chumpol Kamwanna
1 - 30 October 2016
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

No left - no right
No democracy - no communism
Only liberal capitalism and liberal capitalist
No them - only us and me!!!!

From the Kite to Artwork
By Sitthichok Wichian
2 - 30 October 2016
People’s Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

This series of works is based on my own experience, using kites as the creative method.
For me, "kite" is a toy which delivered happiness and joyfulness when I was a kid.
For this exhibition, kite is used as the medium to offer a view on social environment with implications to the intellectual and Southern culture wisdom with an attempt to present
the trace of the Thai rural tradition.

arts network

50th year Colorbond: Steel profile exhibition 2016
By BlueScope Thailand 
4 - 16 October 2016
Curved Wall, 5th floor and Auditorium, 5th floor

For more information
Tel. 02 333 3000

Dear Organ, Dear Klity:A screening
"By the River" to raise fund for Organ
By Documentary Club
Saturday 15 October 2016 at 14.00 - 18.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

By the River trailer:

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"Urban Patterns" (Tramas Urbanas)
by Paloma Torres
4 - 23 October 2016
Hall, L floor

For more information please contact The Embassy of Mexico in Thailand
Contact Name: Cynthia Moreno, Cultural Attaché. Address: 20 Fl. Thai Wah Tower I
21/60-62, South Sathorn road, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Tel. 02 285 0995 l Email:

Art Exhibition: The Heart of the Earth
Co-organized by Independent Artisits
7 - 16 October 2016
Hall, 1st floor

This exhibition was inspired by a quote from Grandfather Kaw-ee. He said at the Court,
"I swear on all sacred spirits that I have lived on that land [Ban Bangkloi Bon] all my life.
When I first remembered the taste of my mother's milk, I was there. That is my
ancestors'l and, but if the court tells me to stay elsewhere, I'll follow. But I would like
to say that itis against my will and the authorities have forced me out of my home."


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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
14 - 16 October 2016
Studio, 4th Floor

Opening ceremony on Thursday 13 October 2016 at 18.00 hrs.
Talk by Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda on Contemporary Performing Art
in South East Asia
Contemporary Shadow Puppets Collaboration by Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand),
Heri Dono (Indonesia), Jeremy Hiah (Singapore)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, ASIATOPIA and Faculty of Painting Sculpture and
Graphic Art, Silpakorn University proudly present "ASIATOPIA Performance Conference
S.E. Asia 2016". This year’s conference marks the 10th Anniversary of seminars and live
performances by South East Asia and international artists and academics including Germany,
Finland, USA and Japan. ASIATOPIA Performance Conference S.E. Asia 2016 aims to
document historical data and insight on South East Asian performing art in order to
promote and raise awareness of this particular art in the region as well as foster
relationship and build up networking between the artists in South East Asia and all around the world. This is also the first time that there will be artists from Lao People's Democratic
Republic participating the event.

Programme Directors: Chumpon Apisuk, Ray Langenbach and Boris Nieslony

14 - 16 October 2016 at Studio, 4th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
at 10.00 - 16.30 hrs.

Seminars on;
• Regional Inheritances and the Historical Context
• Taboo, Censorship and Curating: Struggles Over Historical Narratives in S.E. Asia
• The Politics of Identity: Roundtable; Women and Gender in S.E. Asia
• The Plurality of Differences - Queering Performance Art

13.00 - 20.30 hrs. Performances by international artists

For more information Tel. 085 150 3048 l Email:
Asiatopia Performance Conference S.E.Asia

*Note: On 17 - 19 October 2016, the activities will take place at the Faculty of Painting,
Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University (Sanam Chandra Palace Campus)

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Storytelling Activity for Kids:
"Three Meals A Day"

By Kradanhok Storytelling Group
Saturday 8 October 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st Floor

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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Storytelling Activity for Kids:
"Uncle Dee and Aunt Dun"

By IdeaPlearn Storytelling Group
Saturday 22 October 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st Floor

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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Special Price! bacc Catalog Exhibition Promotion

Catalogs and souvenirs from bacc exhibitions including the exhibition by the Thai National
Artist, Ithipol Thangchalok, Inson Wongsam and Chalood Nimsamer will be available to all
discounts up to 20%. Promotion valid until end of October 2016 (until stocks last).

More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305
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Dress Me Up
3rd floor

For more information
Tel. 099 429 5466 l

IceDEA: Idea in Ice cream
4th floor

For more information

Tel. 089 834 5950 l icedea

Upcomings in November

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The Female Perspective
Saturday 19 November 2016 at 16.00 - 20.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th Floor

The fourth and final screening of Cinema Diverse: Director’s Choice 2016 The Female
on Saturday 19 November 2016 is a Romanian film, "The Autobiography
of Nicolae Ceausescu" (2010)
directed by Andrei Ujica and chosen by Anocha
Suwichakornpong, an acclaimed Thai female Thai director of "The Mundane History"
and "By the Time It Gets Dark".

"The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu"
caps a twenty-year quest to forge a new
kind of non-fiction cinema - part historical chronicle, part essayistic reflection - using archival
footage from Romania and the Soviet Union to trace the collapse of state Communism
in those countries.

Join us for the screening of "The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu" and the
post-screening talk with Andrei Ujica and Anocha Suwichakornpong.

Trailer of “The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu”:

Entry fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).
Registration starts at 13.00 hrs. Film screening starts at 16.00 hrs.

*With Thai and English subtitles
*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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Erwin Wurm
Organised by BACC Exhibition Department
26 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Main Gallery, 9th Floor

With the current political and social climate in Thailand, it marks up the current stage of
transition not only links with what goes on around the SEA region but also parts of the
world where the contemporaneity is constituted with a shift of systematic of thoughts at
present. Whether it is neo-conservative uprising, progressive evolution, the intention of
the exhibition is to broaden beyond existing boundaries to reassess current issues at hand
in their contemporaneous entirety. With the keywords such as humour, mass, superiority,
irony, revolving, and contradiction are some among many, suggested to encourage new
thoughts of self in relation to society through the works of a world famous artist, Erwin
Wurm and his practice that offers serious depth of philosophies through sublimity of art.
It is to stimulate the viewers to explore a light and humorous side yet critical sate of self to
see the pluralistic thoughts that locate one in a meaningful place in this contemporary era. 

Artist: Erwin Wurm

Curator: Pichaya Aime Suphavanij 

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by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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