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What is not visible is not invisible :
Selection from the 23 French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art (FRAC)

Organized by Platform & the 23 FRACs, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre,
The French Embassy in Thailand, and National Museum of Singapore

17 June - 26 July 2017
3rd - 4th floor and Studio, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Opening Ceremony on Friday 16 June 2017 at 18.30 hrs.

Artists: Absalon, Ange Leccia, Anri Sala, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aurélien Froment, Céleste Boursier- Mougenot and Ariane Michel, Claude Rutault, Edith Dekyndt, Elisa Pône, Hans Haacke, Hans Op de Beeck, Hugues Reip, Julien Discrit, Louidgi Beltrame, Louis Cane, Michel François, Pratchaya Phinthong, Raymond Hains, Richard Fauguet, Sarkis, and Su-Mei Tse

FRAC Curators: Laurence Gateau, Director of FRAC des Pays de la Loire; Anne-Claire Duprat, General secretary of Platform,
in discussion with the 23 FRAC Directors.

BACC Curator: Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, Head of Exhibitions of BACC

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

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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 - 16 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.

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

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

Artist : Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)

Performance :
Saturday 1 July 2017, at 19.00 hrs.
Sunday 2 July 2017 at 19.00 hrs.
Workshop :
Friday 30 June 14.00 - 17.30 hrs.(Registered Audience Only)

Multi-function, 1 st floor, BACC

When Theater crosses the boundary of art and becomes instrument for social awareness, ADOBO MONOLOGUE has come to be a performance that is truly unique. This short performance is about a boy and his relationship with his father, which he narrates to
the audience while cooking his specialty - chicken adobo. Originally staged at the PETA
Theater Center, this educational theater piece has toured different communities for the
positive discipline advocacy of the Philippine Educational Theater Association - PETA ARTS
Zone Project, an advocacy campaign for positive discipline and Save the Children.

The performance is a part of Mode of Liaisons Exhibition organize by Bangkok Art
and Culture Centre and the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

*Free Entry.
For more information of the performance, please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept.
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 Email:

For registration of the workshop, please contact: BACC EducationDept.
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 519 Email:


What do you mean?
Artist : Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) in collaboration with Mafia Table
End of Season Sale: 10-11 June 2017
Main Gallery, 8 th floor, BACC

"What Do You Mean" is the project about creating the closeness and the cooperation
with audiences. In this project, some statuses in the art society of viewers are not
necessary, it is not significant you are artist or not, because art is necessary for everyone.
However, the value of art as the same as the high- end thing or the something in the
utopia, which some audiences could not touch is not important. The reason is everyone
has their own freedom and power for creating. As a result, the project would like to
create the space for creating by making the system of disseminated artworks in the
creative goods shop form. The Mafia Table, which is located in the area of Living Room
Parking Project. In Bangkok (2017) by Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) at Mode of Liaisons,
8th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, will be a middleman for imitating the system
by opening the space and giving an opportunity to everyone. People, who are interested
in the project, could sent their works, the project could accept any techniques or any
forms. For example, digital files or physical objects. However, if you would like to send
the digital files, you could send them via online system or if you would like to send the
physical objects, you should send them to the Mafia Table space by yourself and then
register at the space.

In addition, in the Mafia Table space will have a factory for making creative objects.
You could create some artworks by choosing some pictures of masterpieces from world-
class artists, which you favor. Then, when your creation process finishes, you could
register with Mafia Table’s staffs and display your works on the project’s shelves. After
that, audiences could buy the artworks on the shelves with the price, which viewers
would like to pay. Furthermore, the project will have a big activity, which is End of
Season Sale. The activity is the last day of open call for artworks. It will happen
between 10 and 11 June 2017 at The Mafia Table.

​The event is​ ​a part o​f​ Living Room Parking Project​ ​(2017)​ ​by​ ​Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise)
in collaboration. As part of Mode of Liaisons Exhibition organize by Bangkok Art and
Culture Centre and the Japan Foundation Asia Center​.​

For more information, please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept.
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 Email: ModeOfLiaisons

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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 - 30 July 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

special exhibition

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
24 - 25 June 2017
Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2017
At Room No.506, 5th Floor, Volve Hotel, Sukhumvit 53

EARLY YEARS PROJECT @ Hotel Art Fair is the special project that aims to present the artistsง work developing from the Early
Years Project 2016 initiated by BACC Exhibition Department. The objective of this project is to encourage the development
of the young artists’ work and also to foster the collaboration between private and business sectors in promoting young artists.

This special project presents the work of Komkrit Tepthian - one of artists of the project. By applying iconography, Komkrit's
sculpture and site-specific installation deals with interrelationship of space, people, beliefs, memories, and superimposing historical
events that reside in Thonglor area where the project is hosted. The work would conceptually take audience back to the past
with the narrative of the current social context and space-based imagination to speculate upon the future.

Artist: Komkrit Tepthian

Curator: Narongsak Nilkhet

More information: BACC Exhibition Department Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 531
Email: baccpage HotelArtFair

special project

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

people's gallery

Exhibition ""
By Veerapong Sansomporn
31 May - 25 June 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

From the line leading up to Aesthetics and Mitford's, they are facing with a beautiful and interesting thing.

Exhibition life like picture
By Sinlapachai Chuchan
31 May - 30 June 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Presenting the inner truth through concrete symbols from outside, together with
repeated paint to consider to understand one's soul

Not Relaxing Aesthetics
By Aphiphol Techamangkhalanon
1 - 25 June 2017
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Among the contradiction of the old tradition and new one which cannot be separated,
the phenomenon of social and cultural aesthetics is occurred to express not only the
aspect of beauty, but also emotion and feeling expanding to other aesthetics such as
grief, marvelousness, pressure and stress.They are interpreted in the aspect of beauty,
while the artist aims to show the content and story of change in society in order to
reflect artistic issues on diverse and different condition. It also reflects the relationship
between the old culture about Buddhist wisdom inside mind and the new culture about
outside response on materialistic need in the present.

arts network

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

World Ocean Day 2017
By Earth Net Foundation
Thrusday 8 June 2017
Multi-Fuction Room, 1st floor

Community Art Dialogue :
Performance in a Context of Ecological Community

Saturday 10 June 2017, 16.00 hrs.
Friends of bacc Room, 6th floor

learning programme

Storytelling Activity for Kids: 
Five Little Crocodiles' New Toys

By Nithan Kradan Hok Group
Saturday 10June 2017, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Once upon a time, there was a crocodile family with five children crocodiles. All the five
children crocodiles were loved by their parents. They were taught to be nice to everyone
and value everything. Come join us and learn to teach your kids to be honest and patient
on the date and time mentioned above.

*Free admission / no reservation needed / first come, first served
(80 sets of handicraft will be provided) 
*Registration from 13.00 hrs. Showtime at 14.00 hrs. 
Suitable for kids aged 3-10 years old.

Organised by BACC Art Library
For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127


it's going green Shop
1st floor

It's Going Green Shop offers eco-friendly and heathy products including organic fresh
fruits and vegetables, handmade clothes, local craft products, tableware and many more.

For more information

Tel. 081 911 7979

3rd floor

Back in the old days, only professional artisans trained and equipped with fine silver were
able to produce hand-made silver objects and fine jewelry. Today, Bangkok residents
and tourists can own the unique hand-crafting pure silver jewelry exclusively at Shannta,

where our 99.9% silver jewelry is specially crafted with expertise that is passed on from
generation to generation.

For more information
Tel. 02 611 0290, 085 488 3671, 081 909 8446
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Upcoming in July

bacc cinema

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

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

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

04 Saturday 25 Nov. 2017
Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn

16.00 - 20.30 hrs., at Auditorium 5 th floor
BACC Registration for each screening starts at 14.00 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 15 years and over.

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

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is under the supervision of
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Foundation,set up and mainly funded
by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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