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Dek-Art@bacc 2017 : Follow Our Father's Footsteps
Saturday 14 January 2017 at 10.30 - 18.00 hrs.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre invites all the children to “Dek Art@BACC: Follow Our Father’s Footsteps”. Join us for art and creative workshops and activities inspired by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s works and legacy.

• BACC’s building will be transformed into a giant live map detailing the stories and legacy of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
• 10 art and creative workshops inspired by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s works and projects
• Live performances of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s compositions and plays inspired from the late King’s teachings

Live performances, 1st floor

Performances 1

13.00 - 13.15 hrs. Welcome and introduction
13.15 - 14.00 hrs. Classical music rendition of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s compositions by Plai Seang Band
14.00 - 14.30 hrs. Thai Folk Music Performance
14.30 - 14.45 hrs. Games

Performances 2

15.30 - 15.45 hrs. Welcome and introduction
15.45 - 16.15 hrs. A storytelling “Unity” by Tamfun Story Group
16.15 - 17.15 hrs. A puppet show “Elephant” by Sema Puppet Foundation
17.15 - 17.30 hrs. Games
17.30 - 18.00 hrs. Babymime
18.00 - 18.15 hrs. End of events

*The above schedule is subject to change. Please check again with our staff on the date.

Art and Creative Workshops

Thai Rice-Thai Roll (Hall, L floor)

Learn about His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s initiatives on rice farming and try your hands at making sushi from Thai rice.

Pop-Up Card (Art Library, L floor)
Make your own Pop-Up Card and find out more about youth encyclopedia.

Falling Rain (Curved Wall, 3rd floor)

Trace the falling rain with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s works on water management and help us turn raindrops
into beautiful flowers on the wall.

Growing the Grass Head (Curved Wall, 4th floor)
Get to know more about His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s projects on geology through a "Growing the Grass Head" workshop.

The Super Mod (Curved Wall, 4th floor)
Build your own sailing boat from milk cartons and learn about the Super Mod, the sailing boat designed and constructed
by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his other sport interests.

Sweet Melody (Hall, 5th floor)
Discover His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s musical talents and create harmonica from ice-cream sticks and learn how to play it.

Fantasy Face Painting (Hall, 5th floor)
Have fun with “Fantasy Face Painting” and turn yourself into the Royal Project’s animals, fruits and vegetables.

Our Father’s Story (Auditorium, 5th floor)

Watch the animated adaptation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s book "The Story of Mahajanaka" and learn more about
His Majesty’s life through “Birdland: Follow Our King’s Footsteps”.

Kaleidoscope (Main Gallery, 8th floor)

Explore the Photography Exhibition by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn: Along the Way of Splendour and participate in
a make your own kaleidoscope workshop.

Wishing Diary (Triangle Corner, 1st floor)

Decorate handmade "Wishing Diary" on the theme of His Majesty’s self-sufficiency philosophy.

*For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 519 or Email:

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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

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

Reflections of the City
By Jompol Puatawee and Suttipan Suttichai
6 - 29 January 2017
People's Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Some objects are valuable and meaningful for the owners. As I observed homeless people
in the capital city, I realized the relationship of life and Thai society and wanted to express
this idea through these private objects. - Jompol Puatawee

Modern society is filled with capitalism and technology. Simple life is destroyed to prepare
for increasing population. The exhibition reflects today's Thai society with "lines". The
'lines' represent the complicating structure of rules as well as the beauty and truth hidden behind them. - Suttipan Suttichai

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

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.

Theatre Workshop & Talk by Oriza Hirata
A prelude to a new production "Bangkok Notes"
Saturday 7 January 2017, 14.00 - 17.30 hrs.
Multi-fuction Room, 1st floor

For more information
Tel.02 260 8560 - 4

Destination: Still Unknown
Pramuan Burusphat: A Retrospective

21 January - 28 February 2017
Studio, 4th floor

Opening Ceremony on Saturday 21 January 2017 at 18.30 hrs.
by Prof. Dr.Apinan Poshyananda

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, Ajarn Pramuan 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,
Ajarn Pramuan found 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 Manit Sriwanichpoom

SONATA HOUSE Concert 2017
Sunday 22 January 2017
Auditorium, 5th floor

For more information
Tel. 089 866 8816, 081 721 4119

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FA Cinematheque
2nd floor

FA Cinematheque is a branch of the Film Archive (Public Organization). It offers various products related to Thai film from Film Archive such as books, DVDs, postcards and
T-shirts with a research corner, film magazines and Pieak Poster Theater for film screenings,
talks and workshops.

For more information
Tel. 081 494 8112, 081 754 5743

Coffee Booms
3rd floor

Relax and enjoy your coffee, tea, fruit smoothies, sandwiches, toasts and many more
at Coffee Booms.

For more information
Tel. 081 803 5889, 086 456 8967

Upcoming in February

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ebastião Salgado
The World Through His Eyes
Organised by The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in collaboration
with Sundaram Tagore Galleries
8 February - 8 March 2017
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 18.30 hrs.

Sebastião Salgado is one of the word’s greatest living photographers. In the past three decades, he has traveled to more than 100 countries for his photographic projects.
Breaking down barriers, he lives with his subjects for weeks, immersing himself in their environments. He sees himself as a participant entering their story. Within a single frame,
he captures the fragility and the fortitude of the human spirit.

For his first major exhibition in Thailand, the photographer presents iconic black-and-white images from his most influential series: Workers (1986-1992), Exodus (1993-1999) and Genesis (2004-2011). A portfolio of of 20 prints titled Other Americas will also be on view. From hauntingly beautiful images of disappearing landscapes to scenes chronicling the mass displacement of people across the globe, each of his works is infused with empathy and respect.

Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous prominent photographic prizes in
recognition of his accomplishments. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and among
other distinctions, an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the USA.
Touring exhibitions of this work have been, and continue to be, presented in museums
throughout the world. In 2013 the book De ma terre à la Terre (From my land to the
planet), a narrative account of Salgado’s life and career, was published, and in 2014, the
documentary film The Salt of the Earth, directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro
Salgado was released.

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