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A new exhibition at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre will make visitors look twice

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Despite its increasing importance as the capital's flagship art venue, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) has run into its fair share of criticism. Its semi-spiral design is not only quirky to the eye, but also awkward as an exhibition space. Curators need to think more than twice about how to appropriately install artworks inside rooms that have an unusual layout and obstructive poles. 

The collapsible wooden structure made from pillars of an old Thai house, and some of Noon Passama’s gaudy brooches.

After he accepted the invitation to curate an exhibition there, Chitti Kasemkitvatana instantly had an idea to run his group show in the basement plaza in front of the library _ one of the least-visited corners of the building _ instead of in the spiralling upper gallery.

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