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Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
BACC Project Sponsors by King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, ​IQ LAB,
Mondriaan Fund and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
16 March - 4 June 2017
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 18.30 hrs.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the group of intermediate artists together foster a contemporary art exhibition which
crosses the boundary of space, time and culture in order to challenge audience experience.

Pertaining to the concept of time and travelling - flying eight hours on an airplane that reaches cruising speeds of 920 kilometers
per hour, time will be ten nanoseconds slower (due to an inertial frame of reference). Time dilation is everyone’s daily experience.
Time would slow down or get faster in relation to time in mind. Todays, people’s devious and distorted perception of time is
socially constructed caused by current mode of communication.

Personal awareness of time is tainted by the given perception and distorted mode of communication that is constructed. Human
understanding is shifted from reality-based interpretation to autonomous association that gave birth to the truth examiner so
truth-illusion-virtual time-virtual reality is recalibrated. To transcend the boundary of time, perception, belief, even society is
necessary for ones to understand current incidents. Crossing has rendered the binary condition: before and after, old and new,
similar and dissimilar, convincing and unconvincing. An in-between situation is arising during such crossing. This in-between
condition occurs when one falters between accepting and opposing to prior understanding.

Artists: Carol Hepper (USA), Nelleke Beltjens (Netherlands / USA), Hedwig Brouckaert (Belgium / USA), Suparirk Kanitwaranun (Thailand), Pasutt Kanrattanasutra (Thailand), Komson Knookiew (Thailand), Bussayamas Nandawan (Thailand), Panu Suaysuwan (Thailand), Pitiwat Somthai in collaboration and Vanida Pornsombatpaiboon (Thailand)

Guest Curator: Pitiwat Somthai

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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

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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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

The Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) hereby
presents 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 evaluationcriteria 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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Silent Stones and Street Mediations
By Ron Janowich
1 - 26 March 2017
People's Gallery P1, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

The photographs in this exhibition are from the time I spent living in Chiang Mai, during
2015 and 2016. I had appreciated the most profound of multiple cultures and coexisting
in relative peace. Every day, I would take long walks within my upscale village on the
outskirts of the old city center. I noticed a group of ground keepers and street workers
who maintained the village. They worked long hours yet maintained their dignity. For the
workers depicted, they still have never ended the daily basic cost struggling. The Urbana
0 series are composite portraits of workers who work on village’s security. The Silent
Stones series are my memory reflections and meditations of various workers, past and
present, unnamed and forgotten. The third series, Centralfest, I had brought the workers
to a modern shopping mall where they are left observing in the abundance of expensive
consumer good, but not participating. My hope is that you will view these photographs
and feel a deeper empathy for the workers. These photographs honor their life and
struggles. All photographs are dye transfer on metal made in 2016

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

"9+1=10" group exhibition curated by Mr. John Wanjai Groups. As we interpreting
fraternity into a simple equation, this exhibition combines many sensational artwork
from 10 perspectives seeking through our personal experiences in life.


Experimental Video-Art, Thai-European Friendship
7 - 19 March 2017
Hall, L floor

Antarctica Project By Andrea Juan
By Embassy of Argentina
7 - 19 March 2017
Curved Wall, 3rd floor

HeForShe Arts Week
By UN Women
8 - 15 March 2017
Multi-Fuction Room, 1st floor

Opening Reception on 8 March 2017 at 17.00 - 20.00 hrs.

For more information


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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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About Art Book Seminar
"Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art"

Co-organized by BACC Art library, art4d magazine
and Department of Art Theory, Faculty of Painting Sculpture
and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University
Friday 10 March, 2017, 17.00 - 19.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5 th floor

Speaker: Chaiyosh Isavorapant and Songsin Tiewsomboon
Moderator: Pratan Theerathada

This seminar mainly discusses in "Understanding Comics: the Invisible Art" which narrates
the origin of "Comics" in the world, and also emphasizes the significance of its existence
to human being, with original comic narrative style. This Scott McCloud’s book should be
thrown in the public spotlight.In this seminar, the translator, Chaiyosh Isavorapant will
express the author’s thought, Scott, to the audiences with an honorable moderator,
Pratan Theerathada, Editor in Chief, art4d magazine, and experienced cartoonist,
Songsin Tiewsomboon, as special guest.

* Free Admission.
* This seminar will be conducted in Thai only.

For more information, please contact BACC Art Library
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127 Email:

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Fable for Kids and Handicraft: Earless rabbit
Narrated by Ideaplearn
Saturday 25 March, 2017, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Once upon a time, there was an earless rabbit, and because of being earless, norabbit
wanted to befriend with him. Even the fox, he didn’t chase him. The earless rabbit
was so upset and lonely until the mysterious egg appeared to him. He tried to find who
is the egg’s owner, but useless. Thus the earless rabbit decided to hatch this mysterious
egg, no matter what. What will happen next for earless rabbit and his mysterious egg?
This fable teaches every child how to accept people’s diversity with heart and
self-confidence. Please join this activity with details below.

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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2nd floor

Artisthouse offers delicious and reasonable priced food and drinks such as egg noodle
with shrimp dumping, Ceylon tea and organic snacks in an art-house shop with art and
craft product for sale from Artisthouse in Baan Klong Luang including notebook, paintings,
ceramic and souvenirs.

For more information
Tel. 089 141 6660

Music Plus Forum by Silpakorn University
4th floor

Music Plus Forum by Silpakorn University is a new music shop for music and art lovers. We offer music books, music equipments, CDs, concert DVDs, souvenirs and rented space for small seminar.

For more information
Music plus forum by Silpakorn University

Upcomings in April

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Mode of Liaisons
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
and Japan Foundation Asia Center
Supported by: Embassy of Japan in Thailand
BACC Project sponsors: Fine Paper Takeo (Thailand) Co., Ltd.,
Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
31 March - 2 July 2017
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 30 March 2017, at 18.30 hrs.

As a part of The "Condition Report", a collaborative art project with curators from Japan
and Southeast Asian Countries with the objectives to incubate young curators through
working in collaboration with senior curators panning projects across the region. The last exhibition by senior curators is in Bangkok under the title of "Mode of Liaisons", a concept
that is rooted from biological standpoint employing the works of art from the senior
curators’ previous selections in other cities, stemming out with the new artworks selected
to reach the conceptual whole. Mode of Liaisons aims to look at the meaning which is not
only embedded in the artworks, but also the ecosystem in which the artworks are vitalized.
This concept views a work of art as a living organism with appendages that move and
adapt the meaning of its existence. Moreover, it aims to explore the essence hidden in
the point of interaction between networks of each different works which can be led to
the exploration of further meaningful relationships.

Artists: Albert Samreth, Arie Syarifuddin, Au Sow Yee, Buka Warung, Ho Rui An,
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lab Tanya, Mark Teh, Miyagi Futoshi, Nattapon Sawasdee,
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Rirkrit Tiravanija, Roslisham Ismail
(aka Ise) in collaboration with Parkingproject Superfriend’s, Tamura Yuichiro, Tanaphon
Inthong, Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, Universe Baldoza, Yingyod Yenarkarn, Zai Kuning

Curator: Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

Co-Curators: Aung Myat Htay, Bayu Genia Krishbie, Nakamura Fumiko,
Vittavin Leelavanachai

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