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Open for Submission
EARLY YEARS PROJECT #2 An initiative to foster next-generation artists
Organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
17 July - 24 August 2017

The Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) presents the Early Years Project - an initiative
conceived to foster young or up-and-coming artistic talents, providing them with regular opportunities to create, exhibit,
and develop their work.

Following the call for submission, 12 selected works are showcased on the 7th floor of the BACC from 24 February - 26 March
2017. All twelve qualifying artists presented details of their creative processes and concept at the given space captured ideas
drawn from a wide-array of concepts introduced by selected candidatestodemonstratethe efforts to shift artistic perspectives,
discourse, motivation, techniques and medium. Following the project’s conclusion, the panel of judges selected three outstanding
artists as the winners of two mobility fundings and one artist residency scholarship.

The EARLY YEARS PROJECT #2 this year will launch an open call on the 17th of July and open for submission to
the 24th of August. For those who are interested, kindly follow the detailed of the project at EarlyYearsProject
Facebook Page or BACC Webs

For more information, please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept.
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 531 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 - 9 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 Room, 1st floor

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:


Wrap up project
Ark Fongsamut, the curator of Bangkok University Gallery (BUG)
Asst.Prof. Wuttikorn Kongka, Head of Department of Fine Arts,
Faculty of Architecture, KMITL
Mafia Table
Sunday 2 July 2017, at 13.00 hrs.
Main Gallery, 8th floor

Mafia table is going to wrap up all of the activities of Parking Project In Bangkok,
and the closing party with foods and drinks.

For more information of the activity, please contact: : Parkingproject X Mafia Table Bkk
fatnatnaran Email:

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

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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

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, and the French Embassy in Thailand
17 June - 26 July 2017
3rd - 4th floor and Studio, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

In June 2017, Platform, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and The Embassy of France to
Thailand will present an exhibition titled, What is not visible is not invisible: Selection from
the 23 French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art (FRAC)
. This exhibition is originally
conceived by Platform in collaboration with the 23 FRAC and the inaugural exhibition was
co-curated with the National Heritage Board and held at National Museum of Singapore,
Singapore. Collaborated with 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, and Pichaya Aime Suphavanij (Head of Exhibitions of BACC), this exhibition will
present works of 23 works by 21 French and international artists from the FRACs collections
including two renowned Thai artists; Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Pratchaya Phinthong,
showing as a group for the first time in Thailand. This exhibition will be a good insight in
supporting the contemporary art based on the activities and collections of FRACs.

Absalon, Ange Leccia, Anri Sala, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aurélien Froment, Céleste Boursier- Mougenot and Ariane Michel, Claude Lévèque, 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: BACC Exhibition Dept.
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 Email:

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

By Nakrob Moonmanas
30 June - 30 July 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Sacrifice is a collection of collage works of art drawn from pieces of memories cut and
pasted together. To illustrate the diverse cultural roots and pay respect to faith,
memories, and past artists, Nakrob incorporates old-fashioned and contemporary
techniques to tell stories of Thailand in a unique way.

Gloomy Mind
By Prapaipuk Niamrat
30 June - 30 July 2017
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Every human being is inevitably faced with illnesses and dysfunctions in life both physically
or mentally. These two aspects of malady go hand in hand and function as mechanisms
that drive lives. Thus, I express my ideas and feelings of the emotions that occur when
we are sick and in suffering through erasing in order to heal and eradicate the suffering
in my mind. On one hand, this work reflects the scars and experiences which make us understand how it is to live. On the other hand, it reflects awareness and understanding
in living with imperfections.

arts network

4 - 9 July 2017
Hall, 1st floor and L floor

The Art of Thai Aquascape
25 - 30 July 2017
Hall, L floor

For more information
The Art of Thai Aquascape


bacc cinema

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

The second screening of "Cinema Diverse 2017: The Invisible Hands" on Saturday 22 July
2017 is Holy Motors (France / 2012) chosen by Rasiguet Sookkarn, a production designer
whose latest work, "Pop Aye" just won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for
Screenwriting at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Rasiguet also won Best Art Director
from the 26th Thailand National Film Association Awards from the work he did for "Motel
Mist". After the screening, there will be a talk with Rasiguet about the thought process
behind his works and the reasons behind his chosen film "Holy Motors".

RASIGUET SOOKKARN (Production Designer)
After graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Rasiguet
Sookkarn worked as an advertising art director for one year before deciding to follow
his dream and become production designer for Thai independent films. His first work as
a production designer was "Always", a short film by Sivaroj Kongsakul. He then went on
to work for Aditya Assarat's full-length feature with "Hi-So" before another collaboration
with Sivaroj in 2011 with "Eternity". From then on, Rasiguet has been working in many acclaimed independent films including "36", "Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy", "Snap",
"Motel Mist" and "Pop Aye", a Thailand-set, Singapore-backed drama which won the
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at the Sundance Film Festival
2017. It takes Rasiguet less than ten years to prove that he is the one to watch. His
production design works have been acknowledged both nationally and internationally.
He won the Thailand National Film Association Awards for Best Art Direction twice from
"Snap" and "Motel Mist" .

Admission fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).
Registration starts at 15.30 hrs. Film screening starts at 17.00 hrs.

*With Thai and English subtitles
*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

learning programme

Storytelling Activity for Kids: 
To whom does it belong to?

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

A cat finds a mystery box with a red magician suit in it. He tries to put it on but the suit
is too big. And so the journey to find the true owner of this red suit begins. Find out
what happened next 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.

Created by Art Library, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
For more information Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 126, 127

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This promotion only valid until end of July 2017.

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Hibiki Music Studio : Music Library
2nd floor

Enhanu your life valus with high musical quality given at Hibiki Studio. Music course
and music instruments Ex. Piano , Nolin , Guitar and International Jazz Festival Alliance Foundation.

For more information

Tel. 090 961 0870

Goon Studio
4th floor

Goon Studio provides premium art materials with caring services by our specialists. Apart
from art materials and art workshops, we also offer fine art and ink jet printing with Epson
printer as well as other art services such as color management, calibrate and platinum print.

For more information
Tel.091 592 5965, 089 137 1028

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Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Foundation,set up and mainly funded
by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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