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e-newsletter / August 2017

On the auspicious occasion of the 85th Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
on 12 August 2017, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation's Executive Board
and staff would like to wish Her Majesty the Queen all the happiness and good health.
Long Live The Queen.


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"Earth-Water- Forest-Air"
The Royal Inspiration

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
10 August - 12 November 2017
Main Gallery, 7th floor

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is organising an exhibition 'EARTH- WATER- FOREST- AIR', between August-November
2017, as part of its year long programme to commemorate the passing of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Kingdom of Thailand's
ninth king. In particular, this exhibition will focus on his legacy concerning the realm's sustainability practice and environmental
concern in view of the livelihood of the people of Thailand in all diversity.

The content of the exhibition will be presented by the works of artists, photographers, designers, architects, making up the creative practitioners who are responsible from conveying influential social messages, to those making contributions to the design and building programmes. Their works reflect the fact that the sustainability issue is not just confined to the physical and scientific world, but has as much to do with the social awareness, perception and cultural understanding.

It s hoped that the sustainability legacy of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will provide inspiration for the young generation and serve as
a rallying point for all who are committed to the cause of environmental sustainability.

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In Remembrance of the Great King
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
24 August - 26 November 2017
Main Gallery, 8th floor

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation is pleased to invite you to the
"Remembrance of the Great King" exhibition, which is organized as part of the
"In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist” project conceived in
recognition of the late king’s remarkable artistic talent and of his royal grace as a
Thai art patron.

"Remembrance of the Great King" will feature more than 160 rare artworks of different mediums by leading Thai artists of various generations as well as precious collectibles
related to King Rama IX, such as:

A portrait painting titled "Phrabat Somdet Phra Poramintharamaha Bhumibol
Adulyadej Mahitalathibet Ramathibodi Chakkrinaruebodin Sayamminthrathirat
Borommanatbophit (Silver Jubilee, 1971)" by Thongchai Srisukprasert

(acrylic and gold, 175 x 140 cm), or;

A print titled "Navamintraja No. 8, 2013" by Pinit Phantaprawat, an artist
responsible for engraving King Rama IX’s portraits for banknote production

(engraving and etching, 34 x 27.5 cm).

In addition, Sakchai Guy, editor and founder of Lips magazine, has brought together
rarely seen photographs of King Bhumibol for a special show. For many pictures, the
names of the photographers are unknown, or the date and placecannot be identified.

Curated by Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, Tawatchai Somkong and Sakchai Guy, the
"Remembrance of the Great King" exhibition will be on display August 24 - November 26,
2017, on the 8th Floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

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Through the Lens of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
2 September 2017 - 7 January 2018
Main Gallery, 9th floor


special exhibition

Open for Submission
EARLY YEARS PROJECT #2 An initiative to foster next-generation artists
Organized by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
17 July - 3 September 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 3rd of September. 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:

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

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 Keeta Isran, Nuratna Hawae, Nuriya Waji, Kusofiyah Nibuesa, Heedayah Mahavi, Arichama Pakapet
Curated by Keeta Isran and De’ Lapae Art Space Narathiwat
3 - 27 August 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

"The Way of Women" implies the roles and duties in honorable and dignity conduct,
the act on the basis of goodness, the humility to those who have faith. Heaven is at
mother’s feet so treat mothers well and protect women from harm. In Islam, men and
women have equal rights with different duties. Women are assigned with the duties and
roles of "mother". Combination of interconnected ties will deliver to the soul and values
of goodness. Inspired by the integrity in Thai society, this group of Muslim female artists
from Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat are able to capture the creativity in the approach and
style that characterizes the new generation of female artists to express themselves and
drive the art work to further the ideas, processes and procedure with hope that it will
contribute and help nurture hope and courage for all the female artists in the deep South.

Gardens of Eden: Paintings from a New Dimension
By Tjaša Iris
3 - 27 August 2017
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Tjaša Iris is a Slovenian-born (b. 1968) international artist, known for her paintings and
photographs of bright colors, vivid atmospheres of gardens with lush vegetation and bright
light. Color is the main concern in her art, exploring its emotional and expressive qualities.
Her roots are in European Expressionism. She spent most of her past 8 years creating,
living and exhibiting in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia.

arts network

"Shigeru Kawai Concert Series" : San Jittakarn
Tueday 8 August 2017 at 19.00 hrs.
Multi-Function Room, 1st floor

performing art

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P.A.F. : Performative Art Festival # 6
By Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture
August - December 2017
Studio, 4th floor

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in partnership with the Performing Artists’ Network proudly present Performative Art
Festival # 6.

Performative Art Festival # 6 will take place in August - December 2017 at Studio, 4th floor at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The year 2017 marks the sixth consecutive year that the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre has joined forces with the Performing
Artists’ Network to present Performative Art Festival. This collaboration aims to promote performing arts as a bridge between
artists and the public, as well as to encourage dialogue and the exchange of ideas between artists and audience.

This year’s festival will feature various types of performances from both local and international artists including live performances, Documentary Theatre, Devised Performance, dances and plays. Apart from performances, there will also be the artists’ talks and workshops on performing arts and dance. The highlights of this year’s festival include;

1. Love Astray : 17 - 27 August 2017 by Anatta Theatre Troupe
2. The Voyage : 1 - 3 September 2017 by Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Thammasat University
3. Ceci n'est pas la politique : 20 September - 1 October 2017 by B floor
4. ASIATOPIA: Performance Workshop, Public Lecture and Performance by Bartolomé Ferrando : 17 - 21 October 2017
5. Bangkok Theatre Festival 2017 : 2 - 19 November 2017 by Bangkok Theatre Network
6. The International Dance Festival 2017 : 23 November - 3 December 2017 by Friends of the Arts Foundation
7. Something Missing : 12 - 17 December 2017 by B Floor & Theatre Momggol

Performative Art Festival # 6 would like to thank the Performing Artists' Network namely; Arts on Location, Democrazy Theatre
Studio, Anatta Theatre Troupe, B Floor, Asiatopia, Bangkok Theatre Network, Friends of the Arts Foundation and Theatre
Momggol for their collaboration. Their efforts have helped turning Bangkok Art and Culture Centre into a creative open space
where everyone can enjoy diverse performances and realise opportunities for dialogue and idea exchange.

More information will be updated on and baccpage
For more information: Arts Activity Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Tel. 02 214 6630-8 ext. 530

learning programme

Special Talk: The Inspired Books with Sean Buranahiran
Speaker: Sean Buranahiran
Inspired books: The Alchemists, The Prophet and Miyamoto Musashi

Saturday 12 August 2017 at 15.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

* Free entry 
* The talk will be in Thai only.

* Registration starts at 14.00 hrs.
* Limited seating available (200 seats).
First come, first served. 1 registration for 1 seat.
*For those who cannot attend, this activity will be broadcasted live via
*The activity will also be recorded and available for viewing through
BACC's public channels and social media.

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

From Storytelling to Radio Show
By BACC Art Library and Thai PBS
Saturday 19 August 2017 at 10.00 - 19.00 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

Special activities by BACC Art Library in partnership with Thai PBS "From Storytelling
to Radio Show"

10.00 - 14.00 hrs. Storytelling, Mini Robot Making and Radio Show Workshop
14.01 - 16.00 hrs. Storytelling: Visit a Temple with Grandma
16.01 - 19.00 hrs. Storytelling, Mini Robot Making and Radio Show Workshop

*Free entry
*No reservation

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

bacc shop

bacc shop celebrates our third anniversary
with our special discount promotion

bacc shop celebrates our third anniversary with our special discount promotion.
Only online via to get 10% off when register and purchase
over 1,000 Baht.

This promotion only valid until end of August 2017.

For more information Tel.094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 304, 305
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Bangkok Sculpture Center
4th floor

Art Exhibition of Chakrabhand Posayakrit from the Collection of Sermkhun Kunawong
27 December 2016 - March 2017

This exhibition showcases the excellent artworks by Chakrabhand Posayakrit from the
17 year old collection of Sermkhun Kunawong. It displays the painting which the artist
created when he was a student at Silpakorn University, the art pieces inspired by Thai
traditional literature, the portraits, the paintings from the preservation project for
traditional Thai paintings at Wat Tri Thotsathep Worawihan, the sculptures, the puppets
and a Tiger holding sword breast ornament which have been masterfully crafted and
expertly decorated. All of which are hailed as national treasures.

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

Bangkok Concept Store
4th floor

Bangkok Concept Store offers Thai craft products made by local communities as well as international art, design, travel and lifestyle products with Bangkok concept at its core.

For more information
Tel. 085 924 2458

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