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e-newsletter / June 2017

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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, 
The French Embassy in Thailand, and National Museum of Singapore

17 June - 26 July 2017
3rd - 4th floor and Studio, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Opening Ceremony on Friday 16 June 2017 at 18.30 hrs.

Artists: Absalon, Ange Leccia, Anri Sala, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Aurélien Froment, Céleste Boursier- Mougenot and Ariane Michel, Claude Rutault, 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: Exhibition Dept. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) 
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 Email: exhibition@bacc.or.th 

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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)
 TheWhiteElephantArtAward

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 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.

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

EDUCATIONAL THEATER
ADOBO MONOLOGUE
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, 1 st floor, BACC

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

For registration of the workshop, please contact: BACC EducationDept. 
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 519 Email: education@bacc.or.th

ART ACTIVITY I 
PARKING PROJECT IN BANGKOK


What do you mean?
Artist : Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) in collaboration with Mafia Table
End of Season Sale: 10-11 June 2017
Main Gallery, 8 th floor, BACC

"What Do You Mean" is the project about creating the closeness and the cooperation 
with audiences. In this project, some statuses in the art society of viewers are not
necessary, it is not significant you are artist or not, because art is necessary for everyone. 
However, the value of art as the same as the high- end thing or the something in the 
utopia, which some audiences could not touch is not important. The reason is everyone 
has their own freedom and power for creating. As a result, the project would like to 
create the space for creating by making the system of disseminated artworks in the
creative goods shop form. The Mafia Table, which is located in the area of Living Room 
Parking Project. In Bangkok (2017) by Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) at Mode of Liaisons, 
8th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, will be a middleman for imitating the system
by opening the space and giving an opportunity to everyone. People, who are interested 
in the project, could sent their works, the project could accept any techniques or any 
forms. For example, digital files or physical objects. However, if you would like to send 
the digital files, you could send them via online system or if you would like to send the 
physical objects, you should send them to the Mafia Table space by yourself and then
register at the space.

In addition, in the Mafia Table space will have a factory for making creative objects. 
You could create some artworks by choosing some pictures of masterpieces from world-
class artists, which you favor. Then, when your creation process finishes, you could 
register with Mafia Table’s staffs and display your works on the project’s shelves. After 
that, audiences could buy the artworks on the shelves with the price, which viewers 
would like to pay. Furthermore, the project will have a big activity, which is End of 
Season Sale. The activity is the last day of open call for artworks. It will happen 
between 10 and 11 June 2017 at The Mafia Table. 

​The event is​ ​a part o​f​ Living Room Parking Project​ ​(2017)​ ​by​ ​Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise)
in collaboration. As part of Mode of Liaisons Exhibition organize by Bangkok Art and 
Culture Centre and the Japan Foundation Asia Center​.​

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For more information, please contact: BACC Exhibition Dept. 
Tel. 02 214 6630 - 8 ext. 533 Email: exhibition@bacc.or.th  ModeOfLiaisons

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CROSSING THE DATELINE
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 
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

special exhibition

EARLY YEARS PROJECT @ Hotel Art Fair
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
24 - 25 June 2017 
Hotel Art Fair Bangkok 2017 
At Room No.506, 5th Floor, Volve Hotel, Sukhumvit 53 

EARLY YEARS PROJECT @ Hotel Art Fair is the special project that aims to present the artistsง work developing from the Early 
Years Project 2016 initiated by BACC Exhibition Department. The objective of this project is to encourage the development 
of the young artists’ work and also to foster the collaboration between private and business sectors in promoting young artists.

This special project presents the work of Komkrit Tepthian - one of artists of the project. By applying iconography, Komkrit's 
sculpture and site-specific installation deals with interrelationship of space, people, beliefs, memories, and superimposing historical 
events that reside in Thonglor area where the project is hosted. The work would conceptually take audience back to the past 
with the narrative of the current social context and space-based imagination to speculate upon the future.

Artist: Komkrit Tepthian

Curator: Narongsak Nilkhet 

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More information: BACC Exhibition Department Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 531 
Email: exhibition@bacc.or.th  baccpage  HotelArtFair

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

Exhibition "Lines...life"
By Veerapong Sansomporn
31 May - 25 June 2017
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc 

From the line leading up to Aesthetics and Mitford's, they are facing with a beautiful and interesting thing.

Exhibition life like picture
By Sinlapachai Chuchan 
31 May - 30 June 2017 
People's Gallery P1-P2, 2nd floor, artHUB@bacc 

Presenting the inner truth through concrete symbols from outside, together with
repeated paint to consider to understand one's soul