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e-newsletter / December 2016


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A Photography Exhibition
by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn: Along the Way of Splendour

Organised by The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
13 December 2016 - 29 January 2017
Main Gallery, 8th Floor

Opening Ceremony on Monday 12 December 2016 (Invitation only)

In 2016 Photography Exhibition by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a precious experience for everyone to engage and appreciate H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s photographs taken along her travels in Thailand and other countries during
2015 - 2016.

Since 2007, H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn has graciously granted permission to exhibit the photographs as source of knowledge and
wisdom to students and wider public. The royal initiatives have been consecutively implemented including "Color Is Light. Light Is
Color" exhibition in 2007; "Always Roaming with A Hungry Heart" in 2008; "Destinations" in 2009; "The Colors of Life" in 2010;
"Born To This World" in 2011; "Camera in Motion : a Global Perspective" in 2012; "Traveling Photos, Photos Traveling" in 2013, "Clairvoyance" in 2014, and "Happiness that Long Life Brings" in 2015.

This year, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has granted permission for the video display which features H.R.H. Princess
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s presentation on the photographs, concepts and stories.

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Erwin Wurm
The Philosophy of Instructions

Organised by BACC Exhibition Department
BACC Project sponsor: Antalis (Thailand) Limited
26 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Main Gallery, 9th Floor

With the current political and social climate, it marks up the 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, it paves the context for
the exhibition to broaden beyond existing boundaries to reassess current issues at hand
in their contemporaneous entirety. With the keywords such as humour, superiority, irony,
mass, and contradiction are some among many, suggested to encourage new thoughts
of self in relation to society. Through the sculptural works of the world famous artist,
Erwin Wurm, they offer various depths of philosophy with subliminity placing audience
at his central core to explore a light and humorous side yet critical state of self. The
intention of the exhibition is to present the artworks of the notable artist who has long
history in investigating the possibility of art on the relative planes of self and the reality
in the contemporary society.

Erwin Wurm

Curator: Pichaya Aime Suphavanij 

people's gallery

By Sompong Tawee, Rinyaphat Nithipattaraahnan and Chitava Muninto
3 November - 25 December 2016
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Hearsay for Expression of New Attitudes (A Moment of Privacy / 2016)
To compose a magnificent poem,
It's not only the matter of words or language.
For me, Poem is not only beauty of words
That can be understood through understanding.
You are unable to approach any poem through reading solely.
No matter how hard you try, poem remains unapproachable.
New perspective of poem may be an "action" or a "thinking group".
Is it possible to define poem beyond limitations of language and words?

arts network

"20 Poems and Photographs: In Remembrance
of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej" Exhibition
By Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Foto United
6 December 2016 - 8 January 2017
Hall, 1st floor

Opening Ceremony on Friday 16 December 2016 at 18.00 hrs.

To honour the memory and the legacy of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Bangkok
Art and Culture Centre and Foto United proudly present a poetry and photography
exhibition documenting the events and the feelings of Thai people during one of the greatest losses of the nation.

Thesis Exhibitions Visual Communication Design
By Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts,
Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
9 - 18 December 2016
Hall, L floor

Opening Ceremony on Friday 9 December 2016 at 14.00 hrs.

Art for the Earth : Green Dialogue
From Rice Field to Plate
From Watershed to Town
Thursday 15 December 2016 at 10.30 - 18.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

The Green Art lab Alliance is a platform for the international art and sustainability
movement. It currently consist of key 20 partners in Europe and 15 key in Asia, amongst
many satellite organisations. The platform allows for networking, knowledge exchange
and mutual support, see our manifesto.

For more information Tel.086 977 6569 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

The performances from December will be :

- The EDUCATION through movement by Friends of the Arts Foundation:
19 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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By B-Floor Theatre, Butoh Co-Op Thailand
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
9 - 18 December 2016
Studio, 4th floor

B-Floor Theatre, Butoh Co-Op Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre present: EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION: THE 11th INTERNATIONAL BUTOH FESTIVAL THAILAND 2016

This year’s festival is dedicated to Ko Murobushi, an extraordinary Butoh artist who
passed away last year. May his spirit dance on inside us. EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION:
THE 11th INTERNATIONAL BUTOH FESTIVAL THAILAND 2016 will take place in the
capital of Thailand, Bangkok from 9 - 18 December 2016. The featured artists for this
year’s are Takayuki Takita (Japan), Yuko Kawamoto (Japan), Rosana Barra (Brazil/Spain), Tony Broer (Indonesia), Calé Miranda (Brazil) and Teerawat Mulvilai (Thailand) with
a Butoh symposium with Takashi Morishita (Japan),curator of the Hijikata Tasumi Archive.

Butoh was born in Japan in the late 1950s by Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazou. Since
then this revolutionary art form that caused riots and chaos on its first presentation to
public audiences, continues to evolve on a global scale after 57 years. Today, 30 years
after Hijikata Tatsumi’s death, Butoh is currently being used as dance therapy and rehabilitation for incarcerated prisoners. Butoh influences can be seen integrated with
other art forms such as sculpture, architecture, photography, music, and film.

Revolution implies change, EVOLUTION/REVOLUTION seeks to follow the evolution of
that change and the initial revolution to what is present day Butoh.


10 December at 13.00 - 16.00 hrs. with Takayuki Takita (Japan)
11 December at 13.00 - 16.00 hrs. with Yuko Kawamoto (Japan)
13 December at 18.00 - 21.00 hrs. with Tony Broer (Indonesia)
17 December at 13.00 - 16.00 hrs. with Rosana Barra (Brazil/Spain)
18 December at 13.00 - 16.00 hrs. with Calé Miranda (Brazil), Afro-Butoh
* Tickets: 1,000 THB for each workshop or 4,500 THB for all workshops


Program A

9 - 11 December at 19.00 hrs. featuring: Tony Broer (Indonesia),
Rosana Barra (Brazil / Spain), and Calé Miranda (Brazil)

Program B
16 - 18 December at 19.00 hrs. featuring: Takayuki Takita (Japan),
Yuko Kawamoto (Japan) and Teerawat Mulvilai (Thailand)

Program C
18 December at 16.00 hrs. Butoh Symposium with Takashi Morishita (Japan),
curator of the Hijikata Tasumi Archive

*Tickets for Program A and B are 600 THB each or both programs
for 1,000 THB. Student tickets are 500 THB each or both programs for 800 THB.
Program C is free and open to the public.

All events are at the Studio, 4th floor, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre Supported in part
by B-Floor Theatre and Ray of Light Productions

For reservations Tel. 085 160 1677 Email:

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bacc family

Storytelling Activity for Kids: "Uncle Dee and Aunt Dun"
(postponed from 22 October 2016)

By IdeaPlearn Storytelling Group
Saturday 17 December 2016 at 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Friends of bacc Room, 6th Floor

Once upon a time, there was an old couple whose names reflected their behaviors.
Uncle Dee (Dee means good in Thai) was a kind person and did not talk much. Unlike,
Aunt Dun (Dun means stubborn in Thai) who was stubborn and did everything against
what other people told her. As Uncle Dee was such a kind person, he was optimistic
about his wife’s stubbornness and hardly had any argument with her. 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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Attention ART LOVERS!

Attention ART LOVERS! Make your own gallery wall with our special artwork.
We are offering a sale promotion with up to 10% off original painting, printmaking
and sculpture.

*Valid until the end of December 2016

More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305
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Artist ColorS
3rd floor

Artist ColorS offers a selection of art reproductions: including stationery items,
notebooks, photo albums, address books, cards, posters, prints,calendars, magnets, bookmarks, T-shirts, bags, art books, cushion, apron, gifts and accessories with
art motifs, keychain, magnet, scarf, umbrella and more.

For more information
Tel. 084 634 4245

Le Pla Daak
4th floor

Le Pla Daak” comes from two languages. “Le” is a French prefix for “male”, the second
word, “Pla Daak” is a Northeastern Thai meaning “anchovy”. By combining the two words,
we get a male anchovy or “Le Pla Daak”. Le Pla Daak at BACC serves “Thai Fast food in
the Northeastern style” with a fusion of French cuisine but still keep the original Thai spicy
taste. The most important remark is that all dishes are freshly cooked to order with no
MSG added.

For more information

Tel. 089 710 3292, 090 636 3851

Upcomings in January

bacc family

For the Children’s Day 2017
on Saturday 14 January 2017,
BACC invites all children to
"Dek-Art@bacc 2017:
Follow Our Father's Footsteps".
Come learn and join the workshops and activities inspired
by the works and life of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Destination: Still Unknown
Pramuan Burusphat: A Retrospective

21 January - 28 February 2017
Studio, 4th floor

Opening Ceremony on Saturday 21 January 2017 at 17.30 hrs.

Destination: Still Unknown is a retrospective exhibition dedicated to Pramuan Burusphat
(b. 1953,Bangkok), eminent artist, educator and advocate of photography (as art).

Since the late 70s, AjarnPramuan has displayed a rare commitment towards photography
as his medium-of-choice in his artistic practice. A pioneer of conceptual photography in
Thailand, his work also incorporates collage and drawing. Pramuan’s usage of photography
is different from the salon photographers and the photojournalists. Heenjoys
experimenting with different photographic processes and printing technologies, creating
imageries informed by his personal experiences. Pramuansees photography as a way to
connect and dialogue with the global community of artists and photographers. Since the
90s, Pramuan has also been thinking about the artist’s role in wastage and consumption
(through the making of art), prompting him to shift his work in a new direction. In many
ways, he is constantly ahead of the curve.

This retrospective aims to highlight some of the threads in his artistic practice. It is also
an occasion tocelebrate Pramuan’s impact on Thai contemporary art.

In Southeast Asia, photography’s place in the visual arts remains uncertain. For decades,
AjarnPramuanfound himself operating in an unsympathetic environment. Nevertheless,
since the late 70s, he has participated in ten solo shows and over 70 group exhibitions
across the world.

Curators: Zhuang Wubin and ManitSriwanichpoom

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Foundation,set up and mainly funded
by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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