APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL EXHIBITION “GHOSTS IN THE DARKNESS”

NEWSText: Ayumi Yakura

Apichatpong Weerasethakul “Ghost Teen” 2013, Inkjet print

The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is pleased to announce the “Apichatpong Weerasethakul Ghosts in the Darkness” exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the museum’s opening.

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Throughout his career, Apichatpong Weerasethakul has produced serene, lyrical films, set in northeast Thailand, that draw on myth and folklore, his personal memories of the forests, his dreams, and other material.

The keyword of this exhibition is “ghosts” – invisible beings that feature significantly in Apichatpong’s oeuvre. By focusing on this motif, the exhibition explores social and political aspects of the works that have rarely been addressed explicitly before.

Through this keyword, the exhibition will also examine the various aesthetic dimensions of the medium of moving image itself, presenting Apichatpong’s alluring works alongside several works from the museum’s collection.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Exhibition “Ghosts in the Darkness”
Date: December 13th, 2016 – January 29th, 2017
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Till 20:00 on Thursday & Friday)
Closed on Monday (Open Monday if it is a holiday, and close on Tuesday)
Place: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 3280 0099
https://topmuseum.jp

Text: Ayumi Yakura

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