Exhibition: Apichatpong Weerasethakul at EYE Film Museum Amsterdam
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An exhibition of the work of Thai film director and visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Bangkok, 1970) will be featured at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam from 16 September to 3 December 2017. Apichatpong Weerasethakul was the 2016 Principal Prince Claus Laureate.
Apichatpong – a frequent winner at Cannes Film Festival – is known for his tranquil films that are always set in the region in the north-east of Thailand where he grew up. In his films and film installations, Apichatpong paints a picture of life in this region, which seems to pass without any noteworthy events, but where plenty occurs beneath the surface.
After studying architecture in Thailand, Apichatpong moved the United States, where he obtained a master’s degree of fine art in filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1997. In 1993 he made his first short film and has since won many important prizes, taken part in major film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam and Toronto, and participated as an artist at dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012) and at various biennales. He has also been the subject of major exhibitions at, among others, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, The New Museum in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London.