The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is delighted to introduce BACC Circle
, a distinguished executive talk series designed to ignite a global dialogue on public art policies. This visionary initiative aims to nurture an international conversation on the evolution of arts and cultural policies, thus serving as the cornerstone for a thriving and sustainable art ecosystem in Thailand.
In this first edition of the program, join us for a discussion titled "On Building the West Kowloon Cultural District: A 20-Year Journey"
with the Honourable Bernard Charnwut Chan, a distinguished figure with over 25 years of experience working with the Hong Kong Government and extensive experience in leading public institutions. His notable roles in the Hong Kong arts and culture sector include serving as the Vice Chairman and Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Chairman of M+ Museum, Chairman of Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co Ltd, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and Executive Vice Chairman of Our Hong Kong Foundation. Mr. Bernard’s rich background in the arts, politics and business sectors promise to shed light on the remarkable journey of the West Kowloon Cultural District and the guiding principles behind its success.
In this engaging conversation, it is our privilege to have Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the Bangkok Art Biennale, join Mr. Bernard on stage. Dr. Apinan's distinguished career includes serving as the Director-General of the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Director-General of the Cultural Promotion Department, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Thailand. His influence extends to international institutions, as he sits on the boards of the Asian Art Council, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Research committee of the National Gallery Singapore, and serves as an Advisor to the President and CEO of Thai Beverage Plc. With a unique blend of roles as a critic, writer, curator, artist, and professor, Dr. Apinan is a luminary in the Thai art and culture scene, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the global dialogue and contributing Thailand's perspective.
BACC Circle provides a unique opportunity to connect with prominent figures in the arts and culture sector, gaining valuable insights into public art policies, and contributing to the discourse on building a thriving and sustainable art ecosystem in Thailand.
* This event is open to the public with prior registration recommended.
* The talk will be in English with simultaneous Thai translation.
* Free Admission
Please register through the link provided : https://forms.gle/RxFoPpF8caMcA4YU8