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The idea of having an art centre for the general public has been under consideration for some time amidst the lack of support for the arts from the state. Successive governments have been blind to the importance of intellectual development and creativity in the national development policy. This need became a rallying cry for the Thai Artists’ Network in their campaign for the building a contemporary art centre, to be current with international trends and fulfilling the national pride, and to provide a place for art and cultural learning in the context of the advancing material culture. The art centre for people should be supported by the government as a non-profit public entity. Building an art centre is akin to building an ‘infrastructure for the brain’ In other words, it is providing the 'software' development to match that of the 'hardware'.

BACC is one of the major art galleries located in the heart of Bangkok, near Siam Discovery. Not only they provide many different art events such as art exhibitions, artists’ talks, performing arts, but they also hold one of the biggest annual art festivals being the Bangkok Art Biennale. Inside the building, there are also book shops, the People’s Gallery, an Art Library, and others. You can go for an easy afternoon gallery walk anytime there anytime as they provide art exhibitions throughout the year.

Types Of Art: Any kind of art; painting, plays, performing arts, multimedia, and others

Admission Fee: Free
Opening Time: 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm (closed on Sundays)

See our article: Bangkok Art Galleries: Ultimate Guide 2021 Edition


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