Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness
22 June – 16 September 2018
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness is a selective survey of the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the internationally acclaimed artist and independent filmmaker based in Chiang Mai. This exhibition presents more than 20 works following Weerasethakul’s practice from his first experimental films to his most recent work, ranging across media from short films to video art, video diaries, prints and archival material.
For the past two decades, Weerasethakul’s reflexive and non-linear work has explored themes of faith, memory and rebirth, often drawing upon narrative traditions of his native Isaan region. His stories reflect diverse literary and cinematic genres including science fiction, adventure and myth, as well as the tradition of American experimental film. In both his narrative films and experimental projects, personal memories are interwoven with the ephemeral and supernatural, evoking the fluidity and distortions of history.
The Serenity of Madness is structured according to the artist’s intuitive response to the exhibition space, and is divided into distinct parts. One corresponds to his private world, populated with beloved friends, family and long-time collaborators; others consider the public through abstract dimensions of experience, such as light, memory and the poetics of temporal, spatial and spiritual displacement.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness is a traveling exhibition curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Artforum magazine described it “like making a nocturnal journey into a primitive cave of delirious unknowns”. The exhibition was first presented at MAIIAM (Thailand), followed by Para Site (Honk Kong), the Art Institute (Chicago), Oklahoma City Museum of Art (Oklahoma). From June 22 to September 16 is at Núcleo de Arte da Oliva (São João da Madeira).
INTERSTITIAL: DIALOGUES IN THE SPACE BETWEEN HAPPENINGS I
Portuguese art from the Norlinda e José Lima Collection
Curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez
24 May – 7 October 2018
Interstitial: Dialogues in the Space between Happenings I and II with curatorship by Miguel von Hafe Pérez features a vast selection of Portuguese artists from the Norlinda and José Lima Collection. It is the first time that an exhibition from the collection is focused on the body of Portuguese art that has been amassed by the collectors with a continuous set of acquisitions from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition includes around eighty works by fifty artists, comprising leading names from different generations in the history of Portuguese art. The exhibition unfolds in two different moments.
24 May – 7 October 2018
with works by:
Ana Hatherly Ana Vieira Ângelo de Sousa António Dacosta António Sena Eurico Gonçalves Francisco Tropa Gil Heitor Cortesão Isabel Ribeiro Joana Rosa Joaquim Bravo Jorge Molder José Escada Julião Sarmento Leonel Moura Nuno Cera Paula Rego Paulo Nozolino Pedro Cabrita Reis Pedro Casqueiro Ricardo Valentim Rui Chafes Susanne Themlitz
11 October 2018 – 17 February 2019 with works by:
Ana Cardoso André Cepeda António Olaio António Palolo Arlindo Silva Carla Cruz Daniel Barroca Diogo Pimentão Fernando Calhau Francisco Queirós Helena Almeida João Marçal João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva João Onofre João Pedro Vale João Queiroz João Tabarra Joaquim Rodrigo Jorge Queiroz José Loureiro Mafalda Santos Mauro Cerqueira Michael Biberstein Miguel Palma Noé Sendas Pedro Cabrita Reis Pedro Tudela
HISTORIES OF VIOLENCE: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE WORKS FROM TREGER/SAINT SILVESTRE COLLECTION
Curator: Gustavo Giacosa
14 April – 14 October 2018