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CINEMA DIVERSE 2017: The Invisible Hands
Organised by BACC Arts Activity Department

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents "Cinema Diverse 2017: The Invisible Hands"

For the fifth Cinema Diverse, four international films, selected by four behind-the- scenes people in the film industry,
will be shown bi-monthly from May - November 2017. After each screening there will be a post-screening talk and a Q&A
session to discuss ideas and thoughts about the film.

Saturday 20 May 2017
Chonlasit Upanigkit

Saturday 22 July 2017
Rasiguet Sookkarn

Saturday 23 Sep. 2017
Noppawat Likitwong

Saturday 25 Nov. 2017
Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn

16.00 - 20.30 hrs., at Auditorium 5 th floor
BACC Registration for each screening starts at 15.00 hrs.
Entry fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).

*With Thai subtitles.
*Film screening starts at 17.00 hrs.
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*This event is suitable for adults 18 years and over.

For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530

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Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
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

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

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 duringsuch 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

Mode of Liaisons
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the 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

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 lastexhibition 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 inthe 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 pointof interaction between networks of each different works which can
be led to the exploration of further meaningful relationships.


Albert Samreth, Au Sow Yee, Ho Rui An, Korakrit Arunanondchai / Alex
Gvojic, Mark Teh, Ali Alasri, Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, and Wong Tay Sy, Miyagi Futoshi, Rirkrit
Tiravanija, Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) in collaboration with Parking Project Superfriends,
Sindikat Campursari (Arie Syarifuddin, Buka Warung, Ign.​ Susiadi Wibowo - ​LabTanya,
Nattapon Sawasdee, Tanaphon Inthong, Yingyod Yenarkarn), Tamura Yuichiro, Ukrit
Sa-nguanhai, Universe Baldoza, Zai Kuning

PERFORMANCE: Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)

Curator: Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

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

exhibition events

The event is a performance of Sindikat Campursari Nid Noi Tan (2017)
as part of Mode of Liaisons exhibition on view at main gallery on 8 th floor
from 31 March - 2 July 2017.

ART ACTIVITY II Nid Noi Tan's Revolution

Artist : Nuttapon Sawasdee, Tanaphon Inthong and Yingyod Yenarkarn
with Liberate P (Hip-hop artists)
Friday 5 May at 18.45 - 20.00
Main gallery, 8 th floor, BACC

The revolution performance by Hip-hop artists and Nid Noi Tan's members will be on the main monument. As the audience
might seen the message and date from poster in people's pagoda area.

Nid Noi Tan or Nation Din backward is a final result from 3-week residency in Bangkok that aims to experiment on regional
symbiosis stemming from Indonesian and Thai artists. This work questions on the SEA archipelago territory before National
Border has been established. By creating narrative of imaginary nation under the experimental process, the work proposes
components that grow organically of the DNA of SEA roots.


For more information, please contact: Exhibition Dept. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 Email: ModeOfLiaisons

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The 6th White Elephant Art Award Exhibition
"Thailand : Land of Happiness under
The King’s 70-Year Reign"
By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
6 April - 2 July 2017
Main Gallery, 7th floor

The 6th White Elephant Art Award exhibition by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited;
"Thailand : Land of Happiness under The King’s 70-Year Reign", presents realistic and
figurative Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media artwork which received the awards from
the 6th edition of the competition in 2017. The exhibition is composed of 21 award-
winning artworks and 40 selected artworks. To conclude, there are 61 artworks of art
exhibited in this year.

The White Elephant Art Award exhibition will be on view from April 6 to July 2, 2017,
10.00 - 21.00, on the 7th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

For more information, Please contact 0-2422- 2092 (Closed on Monday)

people's gallery

The other day
By Punyisa Silparassamee and Thanatcha Chairin
4 - 28 May 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

"The other day" exhibition is inviting audiences to look back on the values of the past
and memories about the individual which reflects stories that have happened in history
and explore the lost meanings of what the psychological foundation is and the basic
human needs. Moreover, it means the recovery of communication and human interaction
that we forget. Punyisa Silparassamee and Thanatcha Chairin exploring the perception
of past and present time and reflect on incidence and dissolution, according to the
environment in the age of technology by creating the possibility of experiences between human relationships and time.

By Opas Chotiphantawanon
4 - 28 May 2017
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

The idea originated and reflected from the social media we are using daily like Facebook. Nowadays technology grows so fast. People connect to each other by using their
fingertips to browse their smart phones. They create their FB profiles that attract others
and use social media as a channel to communicate with friends, to sell their products, to
express their feelings and so on. Some may express their identities clearly but some keep them under their smiling faces. Things that we see in social media world might not be real.
What we see is not what we see but just the “Mask”.

arts network

DISPLACED the politics of ethnicity
and religion in the art of Jakkai Siributr

1 April - 13 May 2017
Studio, 4th floor

The evolving place and content of Thai Buddhism have preoccupied Jakkai Siributr for
over a decade. In this mid-career exhibition, via three monumental installation works,
Jakkai Siributr examines sectarian tensions in Thailand and Myanmar. This is an active
show where the artist uses textile, video, and participative and virtual sharing strategies
to co-opt audiences to critically engage with complex ideas about minority rights, history,
nationalist politics and power in Thailand, Southeast Asian, and beyond. In particular,
the 2017 piece Changing Room invites audiences to handle and try-on the work,
encouraging gallery selfies posted on Instagram, and so bringing the art and its ideas
out into the world through virtual technology. DISPLACED balances poetic aesthetics
and conceptual power to convey a critical outlook on pressing tensions in Southeast
Asia and the world today.

Curated by Iola Lenzi

Melodious Student Concert 2017
By Melodious music school
Sunday 7 May 2017
Auditorium, 5th floor

For more information
Tel. 087 022 0277, 091 5588 700, 02 183 9700

Somkid Thesis Exhibition
By Craft Product Design, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
9 - 14 May 2017
Hall, L floor

For more information
Somkid Thesis Exhibition

Midmile Art Thesis Exhibition
By students and advisor of The faculty of Fine
and Applied ArtsBurapha University.
16 - 21 May 2017
Hall, 1st floor and Hall, L floor

Art thesis exhibition 31gumlung9
By Fine Arts Department, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Chulalongkorn University
16 - 28 May 2017
Curved Wall, 3rd - 5th floor

For more information

Evolution : Art Thesis Exhibition 2017
By Visual Communication Design,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University
16 - 18 May 2017
Studio, 4th floor

For more information

bacc library

Fable for Kids and Handicraft:
Narrated by IdeaPlern
Saturday 27 May 2017, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Once upon a time, in the wasted land of the bald mountain, there is a little house where
the three mole sibling has dwelled. There had been a mysterious pick up car drove passing
by these moles’ house. And there was something fallen. The three mole siblings think
that the box’s owner might be regret, so they decide to return this box to the owner
and name it "The Preserved Box". And the troublesome adventure of the three moles
begins. If you would like to know what will happen next, please come and join our

*Free Admission, No Reservation Required (only 80 sets of handicraft provided)
*Registration from 13.00 hrs.
Showtime 14.00 hrs.
Suitable for children from 3-10 years old.

Organized by BACC Art Library Further information, please contact
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127

bacc information

The Portrait of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The portrait of the late King Bhumibol is another part of the project "In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol : The Supreme Artist" organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation and curated by Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshayananda, a member of the BACC Foundation Board, in order to pay tribute to the Supreme Artist, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The portrait, on the wall of the BACC facing Rama I Road, was designed to refer back
with the graffiti works on the BACC centre wall facing the Patumwan intersection, in
which the five graffiti characters offer gestures of reverence to the late king.

The portrait, measuring 34 metres by 25 metres or 850 sqm., was made with the
wheat- pasting technique with the collaboration between a group of street artists,
and art students from five art institutions : King Mongkut Institute of Technology Lat
Krabang, Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin,
Chang Silp (College of Fine Arts), Silpakorn University and Rajamangala University of
Technology Thanyaburi. The students had earlier made the portrait out of 39 panels
before they were put up on the wall. This is the world’s largest portrait of the monarch
by wheat-pasting technique.

For more information

Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 501 น้อมรำลึก องค์อัครศิลปิน


2nd floor

CWArtis an art and craft supplies shop. We offer various art and craft supplies including art canvases, paints, brushes, stationeries, drawing tables, craft kit, craft tools and many more.

For more information
Tel. 089 063 6038, 02 224 5577

4th floor

SEA Junction provides an informal and welcoming place of cross-learning and interaction
on Southeast Asia where people with interest in the region’s arts, culture and society
can meet and share information and experiences. Resources and books on Southeast
Asia are available and events are held on key issues for the region."

For more information
SEAJunction SEAJunction

Upcoming in June

American Arts Incubator on River Health
Using data sculpture to explore social and environmental issues in Bangkok

June 2, 2017
Artist Talk, Friends of BACC Room, 6th floor, BACC

June 3 - 22, 2017
Workshops at BACC

June 22 - 30, 2017
Exhibition, Hall, 5th floor, BACC

Join us for a workshop with new media artist, Scott Kildall, who will lead an investigation
of Bangkok’s rivers. Scott will help participants in collecting and mapping data and show them how to turn data into sculptures. The participants will learn about data-mapping,
audio and physical construction, and problem-solving.

Free admission.
Pre-registration for the workshop via online form is required.
Pre-registration is open until May 19, 2017.

To register and follow the incubator: American Arts Incubator - Thailand

For more information please Tel. 02 205 4490

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Foundation,set up and mainly funded
by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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