1 Day Art Lecture with BACC
(Bangkok Art & Culture Centre)
– Bangkok –

Member $599       Non-Member $699

Limited group only (max 8 person)

Organized by SILPA together with BACC

Member $599 | Non-Member $699

Limited group only (max 8 person)

Explore the development of Thai art and its unique character through history in this 1 day intensive lecture in collaboration with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. The course will introduce you to key ideas and important figures in the Thai modern and contemporary art history as well as providing you with a chance to meet and exchange dialogues with art scholars who work directly in the field. This lecture series will provide a valuable background and tools for you to confidently discuss subjects and issues in the Thai art circle.

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

About Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, also known as BACC, is an art and cultural centre located in Pathumwan district at the heart of Bangkok, established since 2008 by collaboration of the civil society, art and culture networks and supported by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. This space is a diverse creative hub that combines many elements and facilities together ranging from contemporary art exhibitions, art activities and events to unique shops and restaurants. The centre is operated by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Foundation which is a non-profit organization.

Lecture 1 : Lecture on Modern Thai Art History

A comprehensive deep dive into the history and formation of modern art movement in Thailand. The lecture will explore the timeline of art history and cover key events that contribute to the development of artistic expression in the country up to the end of the millennium.

Lecturer : Suebsang Sangwachirapiban

Head of Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
University Guest Lecturer

Suebsang Sangwachirapiban, known as Kong, has a current full-time position as Head of Exhibition Department at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. He graduated in painting from Chiang Mai University, following with an MA in Contemporary Art and New Media from Vincennes-Saint-Denis University in Paris in 2007. Kong wears many hats in the Thai contemporary art scene. He is an active artist and art scholar, and works as an independent curator and researcher. His experience includes a decade of guest lecturing and managing a university art centre.

In 2022, his recent curatorial practice focuses on the Modern Thai art landscape where Kong curates “CROSSOVER II: The Nature of Relationships” at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. The exhibition was a collaboration with Thai Art Collector Association (TACA), together with lenders from public/private organisations and private collectors in Thailand.

12:00 PM

01:30 PM

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Lunch : Miss Siam (Hua Chang Heritage Hotel)

At the Hua Chang Heritage Hotel, guests will never go hungry in the Miss Siam Restaurant. This wonderful dining spot combines contemporary design with a traditional Thai touch. The restaurant’s openwork lotus shaped wooden windows and doors, a traditional Thai roof and ceiling, patterned tiles from a bygone age are blended with stylish furniture to create incredible combination of old and new. The all-day Miss Siam Restaurant (named after a lotus flower) offers American breakfast and international cuisines. A well-designed buffet counter has been carefully crafted to provide ultimate convenience for guests. A glass partition separates the buffet counter from the kitchen, allowing guests to see the chefs working their magic to seduce them with their mouthwatering gastronomic delights. Here, guests can also savour authentic traditional Thai cuisines, artfully prepared and cooked by experienced Thai chefs.

01:30 PM

03:30 PM

01:30 PM – 03:30 PM

Lecture 2 : Thai Art Now
Contemporary Art in Thailand From 2000 AD – Present

This lecture will focus on Thailand’s contemporary art scene from the year 2000 onwards, presenting the trends surrounding the arts in the country as well as notable contemporary artists that should be on your radar. The lecture will also touch on the role of globalisation, festivalisation, and new technology in shaping the works of Thai contemporary artists.

Lecturer : Vipash Purichanont Ph.D

Curator and Lecturer at the department of Art History, Silpakorn University

Vipash Purichanont is a curator based in Bangkok. He is a lecturer at the department of Art History at the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University. His curatorial projects include ‘Kamin Lertchaiprasert: 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit’ (Chicago, 2011), ‘Tawatchai Puntusawasdi: Superfold’ (Kuala Lumpur, 2019) and ‘Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia’ (Bangkok, Yogyakarta, Hanoi, Yangon, 2013-2019). He was an assistant curator for the first Thailand Biennale (Krabi, 2018), a curator of Singapore Biennale 2019 (Singapore, 2019), and a co-curator of the second Thailand Biennale (Korat, 2021). He is currently curating Bawwaba section at Art Dubai 2023. Purichanont is a co-founder of Waiting You Curator Lab. He was shortlisted for Independent Curator International’s Independent Vision Curatorial Award in 2018.

03:30 PM

04:00 PM

03:30 PM – 04:00 PM

Snack Break

04:00 PM

06:00 PM

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

BACC Exhibition Tour at the main galleries on the 7th – 9th floor.

CROSSOVER II: The Nature of Relationships
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
In collaboration with Thai Art Collector Association (TACA)

The exhibition presents a collection of Thai artworks and emphasises the importance of art collection by Thai collectors. Presenting modern Thai artworks with environmental motifs depicts social issues and the environment in each era through collections of public and private organisations and Thai individual collectors. Furthermore, the exhibition explored the myths surrounding the artworks, the artists’ perspectives on the tangible and ethereal spatial surroundings, and the relationships between the artists and surrounded context.

TAWEE RATCHANEEKORN: A Retrospective Exhibition
Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Tawee Ratchaneekorn Art Gallery

Featuring over 60 paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works, the retrospective exhibition showcases the life’s work of Tawee Ratchaneekorn, Thailand’s 2005 National Artist in Visual Arts (painting). At the age of 88, Tawee continues to capture contemporary social issues and synthesize them into compelling oeuvres, each an autobiography and a record of Thai historical events.

Exhibitions end on 11 September 2022
*Remark: BACC main galleries hold temporary exhibitions which length around 3 months.

Important Notice

When visiting significant facilities in Thailand, both locals and tourists must maintain a formal dress code:

• Covered shoulders and long pants • No vest tops or tank tops
• No see-through clothing
• No backless clothing
• No athletic or jogging pants • No torn pants
• No flip flops or slippers

There is no dress code anywhere else, but first impressions matter a lot in Thailand, and by dressed appropriately, you will be treated with the utmost respect.

What is Included

• Professional Lecturer
• Local coordinator
• Private Docent
• Lunch
• 10% Discount at BACC Shop
• Snack Break

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be modified for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded. This experience requires a minimum number of participant. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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