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Apichatpong Weerasethakul, at the Núcleo de Arte da Oliva

The Núcleo de Arte da Oliva is hosting an unmissable retrospective of the artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul with the title A Serenidade da Loucura [The Serenity of Madness], an exhibition which shows the characterizing lines that the artist has been developing for two decades.

Between the experimental cinema, the immersive installations the linearity and non-linearity of narratives, Weerasethakul is surely one of the international authors that has broken the most with the typological limits of the exhibition space, either the gallery, the museum or the cinema. It stays what’s left in the middle, the hybrid experience of not knowing if we’re watching a movie in a museum, or a work of art and installation in the cinema.

A Serenidade da Loucura gathers a series of materials, documents and works that serve as a leitmotif of reflexion about “themes such as faith, memory and rebirth, most times calling upon traditional narratives” and superstition in a close encounter with “the flow and distortions of history”.

Until 16 September at the Núcleo de Arte da Oliva, in S. João da Madeira, with the curatorship of Gridthia Gaweewong and the production of ICI – Independent Curators International.

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