Apichatpong Weerasethakul ‘Ghosts in the Darkness’



アピチャッポンは、タイの東北地方を舞台に、伝説や民話、個人的な森の記憶や夢などの題材から、 静謐かつ叙情的な映像作品を制作し続けてきた。アピチャッポンの作品は、写真やフィルム、ヴィデオ、インスタレーション、長編映画など 多岐にわたる方法で、淡々とした日常のなかから人間の深淵を浮かび上がらせていく一方で、タイの現代社会に関わる移民や格差、政治などの 社会問題にも密接に関わっている。




The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum presents ‘Ghosts in the Darkness’, an exhibition of the work of Thai Artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 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. Full details here.

The exhibition coincides with a 20th Anniversary exhibition of the Tokyo Photography Museum’s key works on the theme of ‘Tokyo’.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the DarknessDec. 13, 2016—Jan. 29, 2017