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and Y.A.N (Young Artist Network)
An initiative to foster next-generation artists
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
24 February - 26 March 2017
Main Gallery, 7th floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 18.30 hrs.

The Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) herebypresents the Early Years Project - an initiative
conceived to foster young generation of artists, providing the open call for submissions from public. The select twelve qualifying
artists will present their artworks along with the details of their creative process and concept which will be used as an evaluation
criteria to select for two outstanding works at the end to receive a mobility funding and an artist residency scholarship. The
"Early Years Project #1 : Thisorder" captures the ideas drawn from a wide-array of concepts introduced by candidates. It
exhibits the shifts in artistic perspectives, discourse, motivation, techniques and medium and function. Apart from 12 artworks,
Early Years Project #1 : Thisorder also hosts education activities under the theme "The Art of Surviving in the Arts"
operated by The Tentacles Group - a framework initiated by Y.A.N (Young Artist Network by BACC) The focus of the activities
lies on fostering and equipping the new artists with technical skills and knowledge opened for both artists and public.

Artists: Anupong Charoenmitr, Eakchayong Pornkajornkijkul, Kasemsun Yodsanga, Komkrit Tepthian, Nattanan Sornpeng,
Patipat Chaiwitesh, Punyisa Silparassamee, Siridech Manim, Siripong Sukhumwat, Sornchai Phongsa, Tinna Hongngam,
and Woraphan Intaraworapad

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Sebastião 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 Gallery
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 UNICEFGoodwill 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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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
onlylinks 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

Simple-Truth Exhibition
By Noppanan Thannaree
1 - 26 February 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Knowledge and understanding in eastern philosophy, especially Buddhism are also very
important that it is very difficult to deny them. Every time, some other elements from
the surroundings connect to this knowledge of philosophy, automatically to my mind.

The tranquility covers all the concepts. Notable characteristics of my works are calmness
and humility. Aesthetic in the normality of forms, content and emotion is preserved.
Some content may be changed according to certain conditions. I try to improve my work
gradually and avoid taking a big leap in order to retain my overall concept. Therefore, the
majority of my works are natural landscape works. The differences between symbols and
viewpoints can be seen according to my imagination at that time.

The Symbolic compare
By Rath Panitcharoenphol
1 - 26 February 2017
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Interest and suspension for everything, which is related to survival and changes in
human’s life, have been posted the unanswerable question or the uncertain answer.
Or it is because of habits which make us to unintentionally overlook in things. Sometimes
the unreasonable flowing stream of questions in human’s mind representing the relations
between meanings, representing and co- cognition may be the distinct unanswerable

arts network

Destination: Still Unknown
Pramuan Burusphat: A Retrospective

21 January - 26 February 2017
Studio, 4th floor

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. He enjoys
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 to celebrate 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

bacc library

Storytelling Activity for Kids:
"The story under the lotus leafs"

Narrated by Ideaplearn
Saturday 18 February 2017 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 3-10 years old.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127

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"In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol :
The Supreme Artist"

To pay tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej,
the Supreme Artist who had graciously supported Thai art
and culture

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration,
are honored to present the first activity under the project "In Remembrance of H.M.
King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist" called "5 Graffiti Artists in Remembrance of H.M.
King Bhumibhol". This project is created to send condolences and to pay tribute to
His Majesty the Late king through the 10 x 25 meters wall paintings, in which identify
5 artists’ character, by Yuree Kensaku, Alex Face, Wisut Ponnimit, Rukkit Kuanhawate
and Kittipong Kamsart (Goh-M) with the great support from Siam Piwat Co., Ltd, MBK Center, TOA Paint (Thailand) Co., Ltd, BKKGRAFF Co., Ltd and Artistic Paint Co., Ltd.

Activities under "In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol :The Supreme Artist" Project
will be consecutively held from January to November 2017 throughout.

For more information
น้อมรำลึก องค์อัครศิลปิน Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 519.

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BACC Co-Cycling Space
1st floor

Co-Cycling Space offers bicycles, parts, accessories and bicycle repairing service.
The bicycle that we are selling is All City.

For more information
Tel. 089 614 0526, 093 947 1557
BACC Co-Cycling Space - ร้านจักรยานหอศิลป์ฯ

Bangkok Sculpture Center
4th floor

His Soul
27 December 2016 - March 2017

His Soul, the art exhibition reflects the role and the duty of the man to the society.
Not only the role of king, the important politician, the father, the lover, the teacher,
the painter, the sculpture, the influential Thai monk but also the ordinary man. These
artworks were created by the soul and the aspect of the artistssuch as Silpa Bhirasri,
Sompot Upa-in, Lawan Upa-in, Prateep Kochabua, Manop Suwanpinta, Rearngsak
Boonyavanichkul, Jitsing Somboon, Taweesak Srithongdee, Kars Klumnoi, Jiradej Meemalai,
Verapong Sritakolkijkarn, Amnat Kongwaree. This exhibition displays the important
sculpture collection of Bangkok Sculpture Center which is the Thai Sculpture Museum
included the painting and photo collection of Mr.Sermkhun Kunawong and his daughters

For more information
Tel. 02 088 3888 ext. 1303, 1314

Upcomings in March

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Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
BACC Project Sponsors by King Mongkut's Institute of Technology
16 March - 4 June 2017
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 18.30 hrs.

Artists: Carol Hepper, Nelleke Beltjens, Hedwig Brouckaert, Suparirk Kanitwaranun,
Pasutt Kanrattanasutra, Komson Knookiew, Bussayamas Nandawan, Panu Suaysuwan,
Pitiwat Somthai and Vanida Pornsombatpaiboon

Guest Curator: Pitiwat Somthai

bacc music

Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Concert
Organised by BACC Arts Activity Department
Saturday 18 March 2017 at 17.00 - 22.00 hrs. (Free Admission)
Open Space in front of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

In remembrance to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s legacy and passion in music, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is pleased to invite everyone to a concert where the
music compositions of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be honoured with
performances by students and lectured from five universities;

C.U. Clarinet Ensemble:
Chulalongkorn University
Kasetsart Wind Symphony : Department of Music, Faculty of Humanities,
Kasetsart University
Rangsit University Jazz Orchestra: Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University
Silpa-sien: Faculty of Music, Silpakorn Univeristy
Pomelo Town: College of Music, Mahidol University

Join us for this tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej concert on Saturday
18 March 2017 at 17.00 - 22.00 hrs. at the Open Space in front of Bangkok Art and
Culture Centre (BTS National Stadium).

*Free admission

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The Music Compositions of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Concert Project
Organised by Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

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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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