Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness

Tokyo Photographic Art Musem

poster for Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness
[Image: Apichatpong Weerasethakul "Ghost Teen" (2009) Inkjet print]

This event has ended.

“Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness” will commemorate Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s 20th anniversary. Throughout his career, 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 key word in the exhibition title is “ghosts,” referring to the invisible beings that feature significantly in Weerasethakul’s oeuvre. By focusing on this motif, the exhibition explores social and political aspects of the works that have rarely been addressed explicitly before. The exhibition will also examine the various aesthetic dimensions of the medium of moving image itself, presenting Weerasethakul’s alluring works alongside several works from the museum’s collection.

[Related Events]
Symposium: On Invisibility
Event Times: December 18 (Sun) 15:00-17:30 [With English-Japanese translation]
Speakers: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Artist/Film Director), Yomota Inuhiko (Film Researcher), Tomita Katsuya (Film Director), Aizawa Toranosuke (Film director/Screenwriter)
Capacity: 190
Admission: Free
*Numbered tickets will be distributed at the reception desk of the 1st floor hall from 10:00 on the day.

Curator’s Gallery Talks
Event Times: December 23 (Fri), January 3 (Tue), January 13 (Fri), January 27 (Fri) at 16:00

For further event details see the official website.



from December 13, 2016 to January 29, 2017
Closed for New Years holidays from December 29 (Thu) to January 1 (Sun)



TABlog Editors tablog review

10 Things in Tokyo: January 2017

A short list of events and exhibitions happening in Tokyo and beyond in January

Jesse Freeman tablog review

Ghost Fires

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's sorcery in image-making at TOP Museum.

All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
Tokyo Art Beat (2004 - 2021) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use