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International tour of APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL: THE SERENITY OF MADNESS

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, installation view, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, United States of America, 2016. Photo: Tony Favarula. Courtesy of ICI and SAIC.


As the international tour of Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness comes to a close, ICI wants to thank the venues that hosted this exhibition and take a moment to look at some of the best installation shots of this extraordinary exhibition.

Below are images of the exhibition at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, Para Site in Hong Kong, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) in Manila, Sullivan Galleries at SAIC in Chicago, Oklahoma City Museum of Art in Oklahoma City, Núcleo de Arte da Oliva in S. João da Madeira, and Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taipei where the tour closes on March 15, 2020.



Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, installation view, Núcleo de Arte da Oliva, S. João da Madeira, Portugal, 2018. Courtesy of ICI and Dinis Santos/Núcleo de Arte Oliva.



Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 0116643225059 (1994). Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2016. Courtesy of ICI and MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum.



Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fireworks (Archives) (2014). Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, United States of America, 2018. Courtesy of ICI and Oklahoma City Museum of Art.



Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, installation view, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2019-2020. Courtesy of ICI and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.



Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines, 2017. Courtesy of ICI and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.



Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Serenity of Madness, installation view, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2016. Courtesy of ICI and Para Site.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness is a traveling exhibition curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with the generous support from MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai; the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI’s International Forum.

March 15, 2020

presenter

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul was born in 1970 in Bangkok and raised in the north-eastern Thai city of Khon Kaen. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company Kick the Machine, which he founded in 1999. With Gridthiya Gaweewong he founded the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival in 1997, and presented it three more times through 2008. His work has been presented widely in art and film contexts internationally, including the Sharjah Biennial in the UAE (2013), dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany (2012), Liverpool Biennial (2006), Busan Biennial (2004), the Istanbul Biennial (2001), and in solo and group exhibitions at art spaces including Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; New Museum, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and Musée d’Art Modern de la Ville de Paris. Weerasethakul’s 2009 film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, won a Palme d’Or prize at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. His feature films include: Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Syndromes and a Century (2006), Tropical Malady (2004), The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003), Blissfully Yours (2002), and Mysterious Object at Noon (2000).


Gridthiya Gaweewong

Gridthiya Gaweewong founded arts organization Project 304 in 1996, and is currently Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok. Her curatorial projects have addressed issues of social transformation confronting artists from Thailand and beyond since the Cold War. Gaweewong has organized exhibitions and events including Underconstruction, Tokyo (2000 - 2002), Politics of Fun at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2005), the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (1997–2007) (co-founded with Apichatpong Weerasethakul)}, Saigon Open City in Saigon, Vietnam (2006-07) (with Rirkrit Tiravanija) and Unreal Asia, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (2010). Gaweewong is on the curatorial team for the 2018, 12th Gwangju Biennale, Imagined Borders. She is also the head curator of ICI’s traveling exhibition Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity in Madness.


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