EARLY YEARS PROJECT #1 : Thisorder
and Y.A.N (Young Artist Network)
EARLY YEARS PROJECT #1 : Thisorder
An initiative to foster next-generation artists
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
BACC Main sponsor: Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
24 February - 26 March 2017
7th floor, BACC
Opening on 23 February 2017, at 18:30
The Exhibition Department of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) hereby presents the Early Years Project – an initiative conceived to foster young or up-and-coming artistic talents, providing them with regular opportunities to create, display, and develop their works effectively.
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 must present details of their creative processes and concept at the given space. The presentation will be used as an evaluation criteria for outstanding work at the final process. For this first showcase, the theme “Thisorder” captures ideas drawn from a wide-array of concepts introduced by selected candidates. It exhibits the artists’ efforts to shift artistic perspectives, discourse, motivation, techniques and medium. In addition, it highlights the merits and role of art as an object of communication that adjust audience’s perceptions and explores the artists’ attempts to question, reinterpret, and turn particular ideas into a new concept.
Apart from 12 artworks, EARLY YEARS PROJECT #1 : Thisorder also hosts activities and seminar under the theme “The Art of Surviving in the Arts” by Tentacles Group – a framework under the Young Artist Network by BACC (Y.A.N.). The focus of the workshops lies on fostering and equipping the new artists with technical skills and knowledge. Both artists and public are invited to join.
Following the project’s conclusion, the panel of judges will select two outstanding artists as the winners of one mobility funding and one artist residency scholarship.
For more information, please contact:
Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
939 Rama I Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 ext.531
About Early Years Project
An initiative conceived to foster the talents of fledgling artists, the program initiated and operated by Exhibition department of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre selects participating works from a range of public submissions with the goal of encouraging the young artists to climb the career ladder and seize opportunities available in Thailand and overseas. The project’s long-term goal is to develop a support base for one generation of artists for a certain period of time while also offering artists of various origins and styles the opportunity to learn new skills and gather experiences that will feed into their career progression. The project offers includes funding to support their creation, spaces to display works and opportunities to exchange experiences and develop art-making processes. Aimed to expand the artists’ attitudes of art itself through insightful analysis, discussion on the concept and its social value, Early Years Project also drives the artists towards a more mature experience in the international arena.
About Y.A.N (Young Artist Network by BACC)
Young Artist Network by BACC (Y.A.N.) is a program by Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre that seeks to support the works and careers of young artists in the beginning stages of their career, specifically through mutual collaboration with individuals or organizations. Aimed to build the capacity of young artists, Y.A.N.’s objective is to act as a ground base for various projects operating within the same framework, focusing on providing incredibly versatile supports that meet the social and cultural changes. Y.A.N. is a network for art professions to share knowledge, resources and expand connections to new young artists who can in turn develop professional skills and discover opportunities to work in Thailand and overseas according to their branch of art.