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Isan Contemporary Report
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Period: 26 January - 15 April 2018 at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Common Exercises: Isan Contemporary Report Exhibition
Exhibition Education Activity
Storytelling Activity for Kids
The Inspired Books Activity
Music & Art Fest at bacc (MAB)

Based on extensive research prompted by the basic question, "What does contemporary Isan?", Isan Contemporary Report presents findings on different phenomena that reflect a dynamic growth and self- determination of the Isan people in relation to global changes. The project aims to be a space for education, exchange, and understanding of the issues and ideas that emerged from the localisation into Isan region, focusing on its people and spaces, both physical and imagined. Through an inclusive collaboration between different departments within BACC, Isan Contemporary Report is a pioneering initiative that integrates efforts from different divisions towards a common goal, focusing on the conceptual and behavioral phenomena presented in Common Exercises: Isan Contemporary Report Exhibition, Exhibition Education Activity, Storytelling Activity for Kids, The Inspired Books and Music & Art Fest at bacc (MAB). Apart from a strong inter-department collaboration, the initiative has a joint effort with various artist networks, academics, specialists and Isan-oriented working groups. The program aims to be a public access database and knowledge hub for contemporary Isan.

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Common Exercises: Isan Contemporary Report
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
26 January - 15 April 2018
Main Gallery, 9th floor

Common Exercises: Isan Contemporary Report presents exciting findings on different phenomenon found in contemporary Isan scene. The report highlights a dynamic growth and self-determination of the Isan people towards common norms and values from human-being, democracy, human right and cosmopolitan perspective. Focused on report-and- case-study art, Isan Contemporary explores Isan’s current phenomenon through photographs, videos, installations, sound installations, video installations and interactive art works. Created by 12 artists and photographers from Isan region, the exhibition gives audience a chance to review how Isan people and the region itself embraces challenges and changes for growth. What phenomenon leads to multiple collaborative movements and shape how Isan people construct their mindset, good practices, expectations and ideal concepts.

Chokchai Tukpoe, Thaworn Kwamsawat, Songwit Pimpakun, Boonnam Sasood, Paisarn Am-pim in collaboration with Thitiya Lao-an, Pattarapong Sripanya, Maitree Siriboon, Roengrit Kongmuang, Worawit Kaewsrinoum, Sompop Budtarad, Adisak Phupa and Realframe

Curators: Narongsak Nilkhet and Autchara Nualsawad

Content Researcher and Developer: Nattanan Kitipornpisan

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A Photography Exhibition
by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Organised by The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand
and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
12 December 2017 - 4 March 2018
Main Gallery, 8th floor

In 2017 Photography Exhibition by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a precious experience for everyone to engage and appreciate H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s photographs taken along her travels in Thailand and other countries during 2016 - 2017.

Since 2007, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has graciously granted permission to exhibit the photographs as source of knowledge and wisdom to students and wider public. The royal initiatives have been consecutively implemented including "Color Is Light. Light Is Color" in 2007; "Always Roaming with A Hungry Heart" in 2008; "Destinations" in 2009; "The Colors of Life” in 2010; "Born To This World" in 2011; "Camera in Motion : a Global Perspective” in 2012; "Traveling Photos, Photos Traveling" in 2013; "Clairvoyance" in 2014; "Happiness that Long Life Brings" in 2015; and "Along the Way of Splendour" in 2016.

This year, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has granted permission for the video display which features H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s presentation on the photographs, concepts and stories.

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An Incubating Project for Young Artists

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
1 December 2017 - 11 March 2018
Main Gallery, 7th floor

The Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) presents the Early Years Project - An Incubating Project for Young Artists to take solid steps in producing creative works and establish sustainable developments.

This year, the Early Years Project #2: Anticipation has continued its mission and called for a new round of submissions and selected ten qualified artists to join the project, after which they will receive fundings to create and present their works as well as processes on the 7th Floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Aside from the creating process, the artists will take part in Critic Session and Mentoring Aid conducted by established artists, curators, and scholars from art and different fields to gain insights to develop their artworks and participate in Silpyupen operated by Tentacles held during said period to build upon their knowledge and expertise as fledging artists.

At the final stage of theproject, the Judging Committee will select two outstanding artworks to receive two grants for International Artist Residency and Mobility Funding to expose the artists and the artworks to the international arena at the end of the project in March 2018.

Artists: Kanich Khajohnsri, Jarasporn Chumsri, Chanon Dechasophon, Tanaphon Inthong, Yingyod Yenarkarn, Rungruang Sittirerk, Waret Khunacharoensap, Saroot Supasuthivech,Suhaidee Sata and Alisa Chunchue

For more information, please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept.
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 531 Email:

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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 Vikoljarit Collective
1 - 25 February 2018
People’s Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

No rain in the rainy season. No simmering sun in the summer. No lingering taste in the bitten fruit. Lemons turn sweet while papayas turn bitter. Humans give birth to dogs and papayas to monkeys. Do they feed on their melancholic mothers’ milk or is it me who is fragile in nature? For I am weak and dependent that I give thanks to my messiah, bestowing upon me the knowing of myself. Through certain abstractions, or to some it is premonition that propels life and its sentiments. It is merely a state born of a disposition, one that is untamable. Once what could be described as emotions now manifest as thoughts and actions, growing through our complicated rationalities, ever present in humans.

By Pornwipa suriyakarn
1 - 25 February 2018
People’s Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening on Thrusday 1 February 2018 at 18.00 hrs.

Culture is the basis of faith. So many symbols are the representatives of faith. Thus these symbols carry with them deep meanings for those who believe in them. This belief is my source of inspiration to convey a certain attitude toward the belief in symbols and to create a symbol with a new meaning for everyone with my artistic aesthetics. This exhibition aims to present contemporary cultural diversity and the fundamental culture of belief.

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Trùng mù - endless, sightless
By Phuong Linh Nguyen
the third winner of Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art
2 - 28 February 2018
Studio, 4th floor

Artist and Curator Talk on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 14.00 hrs.

The exhibition Trùng mù - endless, sightless by Phuong Linh Nguyen invites audiences to journey through the medium and metaphor of light as a process of opening your eyes to memory. Trùng mù loosely translates as endless and sightless. This idea is informed by the complex geopolitical terrain of Vietnam, paying attention to the undercurrents of history. With narratives resulting in blind spots, the artist turns to the task of excavation.

Through installation and videos artworks, attention is drawn to your eye line focus through both the brightening of reality and the dimming of various stories revealing how memory is a ghostly and shadowy presence. The artworks contain references as diverse as the remains of a catholic church in Northern Vietnam to the urban synthetic light used to dry pigment quickly in nail parlours. Interested in Vietnamese mythology, the artist used folklore premised on the idea that after death,ghosts never leave and remain anintegral part of the architectural fabric of a house.

The constellation of artworks begins abstractly and progressively becomes more concrete in imagery, analogous to a waking up to the world as the light pours in giving sense to the often used statement, "I see."

Curator: Vera Mey

​​Exodus-Déjà Vu in Bangkok
Organised by UNHCR, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
and Embassy of France in Thailand
6 - 18 Febrauary 2018
Wall Cured, 3rd - 5th floor

Opening Reception on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 18.30 hrs.
Hall, 5th floor

Director, Curator: Mr. Patrice Vallette

Project Coordinators:
Ms. Camille Caillet , Mrs. Lorena Aguilera Haas, Mrs. Müge Aral

Artists: ​​​Coşkun Aral​, ​​Roland Neveu​, ​​​Suthep Kritsanavarin, ​​​Rahman Roslan, ​Greg Constantine​, Issa Touma​, ​Sergey Ponomarev

Exodus-Déjà Vu​ Exhibition

Wednesday 7 Febrauary 2018 at 17.00 - 19.00 hrs.
Friends of BACC Room, 6th floor

Saturday 10 February 2018 at 17.00 - 19.00 hrs.
Auditoruim, 5th floor

​Roland Neveu​, ​​​Coşkun Aral​, ​​Rahman Roslan​ and ​​Suthep Kritsanavarin ​

Moderators: ​Vivian Tan, Senior Regional​,​Communications Officer, UNHCR Regional​Office for South-East Asia

Trainer Street 3 : Pokemon only Event Thailand
Sunday 11 February 2018
Multi-Fucntion Room, 1st floor

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Upcoming in March

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MAB # 5
Music & Art Fest at bacc

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Saturday 24 March 2018 at 17.00 hrs. onwards
Open Space of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly present MAB # 5: Music & Art Fest at bacc under the theme of "Isan". This edition of MAB is presented as part of Common Exercises: Isan Contemporary Report.

Come experience the unique "Isan Sound" through the contemporary interpretation of traditional Isan music by "ToomTurn Molam Group", "VKL & Sweed Gangz", "Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band", "RASMEE" and "DJ Maft Sai" from 5 p.m. onwards at the Open Space in front of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

*Free entry

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Artist Vasan Sitthiket

A contemporary art exhibition organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
23 March - 10 June 2018
Main Gallery, 8th Floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 18.30 hrs.

Never not using his voice, Vasan Sitthiket believes that it is essential for artists to be socially constructive through their creativity and platform. For the past 40 years, he has dedicated his spirit to broadcast for the muted with his confrontational style of art. The artist’s crude and raw aesthetic represents the core truth that was rinsed from human tact, leaving only the basic instincts to expose the uncomfortable truth. Such directness then makes the art more inclusive as the language is simplified into something that the majority can understand. Painting may be Vasan’s more dextrous medium but as an avid reader and writer, he often includes written words and poetry to his art, reiterating his idea of using art as a communicator.

I Am You is an exhibition which reflects the artists’s own deep rooted relationship with the Dharma. This unique interpretation of the Buddhist teaching is very telling of Vasan’s way of thinking as “I Am You” aims to link separated bodies into one and realise the effects each one has on one another thus making everyone responsible for the cycle of life. This exhibition will also be reintroducing Vasan Sitthiket to the public of this era as he has not stopped working since 1977. Vasan has stayed driven with his activist life as well as making art, making him one of Thailand most socially engaged artist active today with a firm place in the kingdom’s art history.

Guest Curator: Prof.Dr.Apinan Poshyananda

Co-curator: Adulaya Hoontrakul

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