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e-newsletter / April 2017

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (bacc) will be open 
for Songkran Days during April 13 - 16, 2017 from 10.00 - 20.00 hrs.

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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 last exhibition 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 in
the 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 point
of interaction between networks of each different works which can be led to the exploration of further meaningful relationships.

Artists:

EXHIBITION: 
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

PERFORMING LECTURE 
SCREEN GREEN

Artist: Ho Rui An 
Friday 7 April 2017, at 19.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

Screen Green investigates the convergences between the politics of screening and greening by taking the notion of the 
"green screen" on a botanical turn. The lecture takes as a point of departure the telecast of a speech made by the Prime 
Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, during which the man was pictured against a homogenous green backdrop that is 
incidentally of the shade used in special effects compositing. Encountering this "green screen" with the lush greenery that 
covers the city-state, it considers how the numerous green spaces in Singapore act as giant green screen studios that solicit
the participation and imagination of the masses only in order to limit and modulate the articulations that are thus produced.

ART ACTIVITY I 
PARKING PROJECT IN BANGKOK

Artist: Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) in collaboration with Parking Project Superfriends 
On-going events: 
1. Karoke Contest on 8 - 9 April 2017, at 13.00 - 21.00 hrs.
2. English class after six on 22 - 23 April 2017, at 18.00 hrs.
3. What do you mean? week (วัด-ดู-ยู-มีน) on 25 - 30 April 2017 
4. The Games : Follow event at BACC page
5. Sausage Party : Follow event at BACC page 
Main gallery, 8th floor

Relationship, friendship and networking is the essence of the parking project where it forms independent space for friends
to meet, drink, eat, discuss, exchange to interchange ideas and inspiration. From 12 years of history, it starts from the parking 
garage of the artist Roslisham Ismail aka Ise, then becomes a mechanism for borderless space for art, music, design, photography 
and literature. For the Parking Project in Bangkok, Ise and his superfriends will collaborate to form events looking for 
interesting future outlooks. 

ART ACTIVITY II
NID NOI TAN
Artist: Sindikat Campursari (Arie Syarifuddin, Buka Warung, Ign.​ Susiadi Wibowo - ​LabTanya, 
Nattapon Sawasdee, Tanaphon Inthong, Yingyod Yenarkarn)

On-Going Events: 
Nid Hil Ip - General Election for Public Policy: Material election by the audience 
Do Ku Lep Tung Pa - Stand to pay your respects to the flag 
People pagoda - Allow audience to reform/ shaping new statue by provided brick 

Performance: Revolution Announcement 
Friday 5 May 2017, at 18.45 hrs.
Main gallery, 8th floor

Nid Noi Tan or Nation Din backward is a final result from 3-week residency in Bangkok that aims to experiment on regional
symbiosis stemming from Indonesian and Thai artists. This work questions on the SEA archipelago territory before National
Border has been established. By creating narrative of imaginary nation under the experimental process, the work proposes 
components that grows organically of the DNA of SEA roots.

WORKSHOP 
Tran-Struction

Curator and Conductor : Aung Myat Htay
Saturday 3 June 2017, at 14.00 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

With the transition from the rapid growth, Yangon and Phnom Penh, two neighboring cities at present have become sister 
cities as confronting comparable limitations in the midst of change. What are factors that propels the transformation? What 
is the challenge of the city residents? What is a definition of Southeast Asian City? In this workshop, it proposes a collective 
of thoughtsin searching for the meaning of the cities that floats above and beyond heavy waves of present and the past. 
It is also to look for the role of art and its possible function as fill in the blanks within the living of the city.

EDUCATIONAL THEATER
ADOBO MONOLOGUE

Artist: Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) 
Saturday 1 July 2017, at 19.30 hrs.
Auditorium, 5th floor

ADOBO MONOLOGUE is a short performance 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.

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The exhibition events by BACC Exhibition Department and the Japan Foundation, Bangkok

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

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok Tel. 02 260 8560 - 4 Fax. 02 260 8565
www.jfbkk.or.th  jfbangkok  ModeOfLiaisons

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CROSSING THE DATELINE
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre 
BACC Project Sponsors by King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, ​IQ LAB, 
Mondriaan Fund and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
16 March - 4 June 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 
communication. 

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

"Thailand : Land of Happiness under 
The King’s 70-Year Reign" 
The 6th White Elephant Art Award Exhibition 

By Thai Beverage Public Company Limited 
6 April - 2 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. 

The White Elephant Art Award exhibition will be on view from April 6 to July 2, 2017, 
10.00 - 21.00, on the 7th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. 

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

people's gallery

Different Preferences
By Rati Wachira-anan and Soavalak Rittipan 
30 March - 30 April 2017 
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

The variations of preferences happen when different people exchange their attitude 
to one another. Despite of how differences we are, we respect each other lifestyle. 
We don’t have to pretend to be other. We just open our mind and learn to live together. 
Therefore, we transform our experience from one another into this exhibition. 2016

My Art Art Exhibition
By Pattapont Mahaneeranont 
31 March - 30 April 2017 
People's Gallery P3, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc

In working the art, I will continuously work as the progressive process to reflect the 
inner self. When there is pressure from the surrounding, confusion, fear, paranoia, 
I will interpret and transform them into the new art form. I exercise my personal artistic 
skill framing content and its emotion. When I feel anguished, the artistic form will be 
compressive. And it will be independent form when I feel of the incoming hope.
Shapes illuminate from the within.

"My Art" not only reflects the inner self of me. It also helps with the psychological 
treatment.

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DISPLACED the politics of ethnicity 
and religion in the art of Jakkai Siributr

1 April - 13 May 2017
Studio, 4th floor

The evolving place and content of Thai Buddhism have preoccupied Jakkai Siributr for 
over a decade. In this mid-career exhibition, via three monumental installation works, 
Jakkai Siributr examines sectarian tensions in Thailand and Myanmar. This is an active 
show where the artist uses textile, video, and participative and virtual sharing strategies 
to co-opt audiences to critically engage with complex ideas about minority rights, history, 
nationalist politics and power in Thailand, Southeast Asian, and beyond. In particular, 
the 2017 piece Changing Room invites audiences to handle and try-on the work, 
encouraging gallery selfies posted on Instagram, and so bringing the art and its ideas 
out into the world through virtual technology. DISPLACED balances poetic aesthetics 
and conceptual power to convey a critical outlook on pressing tensions in Southeast 
Asia and the world today.

Curated by Iola Lenzi

GAM 18
By students and advisor of The faculty of Fine 
and Applied ArtsBurapha University. 
18 - 30 April 2017
Hall, L floor

 

bacc library

Fable for Kids and Handicraft: Whose camera is it? 
Narrated by IdeaPlern 
Saturday 22 April, 2017, 14.00 - 16.00 hrs. 
Multi-function Room, 1st floor

At the Best Camera Contest, among all the cameras; the amateur, the professional, the 
new model and the antique talk about their own photographs. The red teen camera blusters about his famous singer’s concert photos. The sweety pink camera chats about 
her expert birthday photography. The new model camera boasts himself as the modernist. 
Instead of camera with the zooming lens thinks that the best camera should essentially 
telling the story of nature like him. When the young camera has listened the cameras’ 
boastfulness, the young camera said he has never taken the photograph anywhere, 
except his house. Thus the young camera asks the senile camera who silently listened
to the boastful cameras where did you take a picture? Find out what would happen 
next on the date and time mentioned above.

*Free Admission, No Reservation Required (only 80 sets of handicraft provided) 
Registration from 13.00 hrs. 
Showtime 14.00 hrs. 
Suitable for children from 3-10 years

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

bacc information

"In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol :
The Supreme Artist"

To pay tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 
the Supreme Artist who had graciously supported Thai art 
and culture 

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, 
are honored to present the first activity under the project "In Remembrance of H.M. 
King Bhumibol: The Supreme Artist" called "5 Graffiti Artists in Remembrance of H.M. 
King Bhumibol". This project is created to send condolences and to pay tribute to 
His Majesty the Late king through the 10 x 25 meters wall paintings, in which identify 
5 artists’ character, by Yuree Kensaku, Alex Face, Wisut Ponnimit, Rukkit Kuanhawate 
and Kittipong Kamsart (Goh-M) with the great support from Siam Piwat Co., Ltd, MBK Center, TOA Paint (Thailand) Co., Ltd, BKKGRAFF Co., Ltd and Artistic Paint Co., Ltd.

Activities under "In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol :The Supreme Artist" Project
will be consecutively held from January to November 2017 throughout.

For more information
 น้อมรำลึก องค์อัครศิลปิน Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 501

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Splashing Happiness!

Swing into Songkran Festival Promotion Take a big deals of our Songkran festival 
promotion with sale up to 5-20% off. Promotion valid until end of April 2017. Get it
before it's gone! (Free shipping with 1,000 Baht minimum purchase only within BKK)

More information Tel. 094 410 2024, 02 214 6630 ext. 304, 305 
Line ID: baccshop
Email: baccshop@bacc.or.th 
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Good Living by Richemuller
3rd floor 

We offer designed and custom made furniture for both office and house section. 
Customers can choose their own design including chairs, desks, pedestals and accessories.

For more information
Tel. 089 233 9085, 086 509 4448

Inspiring Thailand
4th floor 

We aim to inspire Thailand by offering seminars and meetings with non- profit 
foundations and organizations. We also accept donations.

For more information
Tel. 02 011 1431 
Email: contact@inspiring.org

Upcoming in April

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
Hands"

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.

01 
Saturday 20 May 2017 
Chonlasit Upanigkit 

02 
Saturday 22 July 2017 
Rasiguet Sookkarn 

03 
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 

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

For more information, please contact BACC Information

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630-8 Fax. 02 214 6639
Email : info@bacc.or.th

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