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Artist Vasan Sitthiket

A contemporary art exhibition organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
23 March - 27 May 2018
Main Gallery, 8th Floor

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 18.30 hrs.

Guest Curator: Prof.Dr.Apinan Poshyananda

Co-curator: Adulaya Hoontrakul

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Isan Contemporary Report
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Period: 26 January - 25 March 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 - 25 March 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 - 25 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

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

Mind Essence
By Kreangkrai Sangtong and Sittiphon Lochaisong
1 - 30 March 2018
People’s Gallery P1 - P2, 2nd floor, artHUBbacc

Opening Ceremony on
Saturday 3 March 2018 at 19.00 hrs.

"Mind Essence" is an exhibition by two artists: Kreangkrai Sangtong and Sittiphon Lochaisong. The two artists create artworks in the unique abstract styles such as printmaking with transformative objects and painting with fine particles of tempera powder derived from Thai traditional technique. They aim to depict the perception influenced by experiences gained through the six internal sensory organs: eyes, ear, nose, tongue, skin, and mind. Together they become the emotions, memories, and ideas to express the essence of mind that is impermanent.

Circle of Life
By Pacharaporn Baiposuwan
1 March - 1 April 2018
People Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

Opening Ceremony on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 17.30 hrs.

Circle of Life is a contemporary painting (corporeality and mentality) exhibition. Painting is a tangible method that tells abstract stories and the ever-changing of all things. It is the truth that exists in nature and nature is ordinary. Dharma is the ultimate essence of Buddhism. Buddhist philosophy is the foundation of Thai individuality. This exhibition aims to be viewed as a dharma puzzle reflecting the ordinary way of life, and a reminder to live your life in the present.

arts network

"Art thesis exhibition visual communication design"

By Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Pharanakon Rajaphat University
27 February - 4 March 2018
Hall, L floor

By The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand
(Public Organization)
27 February - 3 March 2018
Hall, 1st floor

For more information Tel.1289

Italian Design Day
By Ambassadors of Italian
Thrusday 1 March 2018
10.00 - 13.00 hrs. Meeting Room 401, 4th floor
15.30 - 18.00 hrs. Multi-fucntion Room, 1st floor

On this particular day 100 Ambassadors of Italian design will discuss new trends in each of the major cities around the world. They will also be tasked with bringing back to Italy information about particular strong points of the hosting Countries, both for sharing and for the identification of potential joint project for the future. Along with innovator Federico Ferretti and other experts, Thai alumni of IED Milan will share experiences of living and study in Italy.

For more information Tel.02 250 4970

Side Reel
By Jakrawal Nilthamrong and Kamjorn Sankwan

Organsied by Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University
Supported by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Numthong Gallery
11 - 25 March 2018
Studio, 4th floor

Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 18.00 hrs.

Side Reel is a mixed media and installation exhibition that invites the audience to explore history through alternative collective memory. Using film, digital media, photographs, installation, projectors and production dummies as the mediums, this exhibition gives the viewer a pass to get behind the scene of the film production and projection process. The audience will discover the physical secret of motion pictures as well as layers of multiple realities where they have to select and interpret the chosen realities of their own.


bacc music

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

bacc activites

​​​Storytelling Activity for Kids "Sangsinsai: Tale from Isan"
By Molum Hun Dek Thevada, Mahasarakham
Saturday 3 March 2018 at 14.00 -15.30 hrs.
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

This month’s Storytelling Activity for Kids proudly presents a "Molum" puppet show by Molum with Sticky Rice Basket Puppets. The puppets for this show are specially made from sticky rice baskets. Come join us for a performance of "Sangsinsai: Tale from Isan" by Molum Hun Dek Thevada from Ban Nong No Tai, Nadoon, Mahasarakham.

*Free entry.
*No reservation needed.

(Limited 50 craft kits for kids)

Registration starts at 13.30 hrs. The activity starts at 14.00 hrs.
The show is suitable for all ages.

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

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Check-in and share your location at bacc shop on Facebook or Instagram to claim your discount 10% all bills.

*Valid until the end of the March 2018

For more information Tel. 09 4410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext.305
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2nd floor

Artisthouse offers delicious and reasonably priced food and drinks such as egg noodle with shrimp dumpling, Ceylon tea and organic snacks in an art-house shop with art and craft products; notebook, book, paintings, ceramic items and souvenirs from Artisthouse in Baan Klong Bang Luang.

For more information
Tel.089 141 6660

2nd floor

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

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

upcoming in April

bacc international project

Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia (Yangon)
Traveling Project: BACC Exhibition Department,
and Goethe-InstitutMyanmar

Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centrein collaboration with Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Opening Ceremony: Saturday 21 April 2018 at 18.00 hrs.
On view: 22 - 30 April 2018
Public educational Forum, Southeast Asian Art:
Sunday 22 April 2018 Goethe-Institut Myanmar

For more information
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Tel. +66 (0) 2 214 6630 - 8 Fax. 02 214 6639 Email:

Goethe-Institut Myanmar Tel. +95 (0) 1 2306 142, +95 (0)1 2306 064

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by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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