This month, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design launches the Manila leg of renowned Thai independent filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s solo exhibition in collaboration with Independent Curator’s International New York. Curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong, “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness” surveys the artist’s experimental and surrealist aesthetic in his portrayals of everyday Thai life and its society’s various hierarchies of power. His narratives that tackle perspectives from the periphery infuse imagery from folklore and the subconscious, exposing truths that dig deep into his personal views of class, labor, censorship, sexuality, and spirituality. Through video installations and screenings of rarely seen film footage alongside photographs, drawings, sketches, and personal archives, audiences are provided with an intimate look into the artist’s predilections and passions throughout his career.
Born in 1970 in Bangkok, Weerasethakul has been widely exhibited in various international platforms such as the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates (2013),
The exhibition runs from February 17 to May 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, College of Saint Benilde, Manila. For more information, contact Patricia Paredes at [email protected] or call 230.5100 ext. 3897.