The Carmignac Gestion Foundation will sponsor the Apichatpong Weerasethakul, « Primitive »exhibition to be held at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris from 1er October 2009 to 3 January 2010.
ARC, the contemporary department, presents Primitive, a recent work by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the acclaimed Thai artist and film-maker.
Drawing on sources of inspiration ranging from Buddhism to popular culture, from soap operas to folklore, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s videos focus on individual and collective memory. Endowed with very real artistic and visual qualities, they also explore the present Thai cultural system.
The exhibition features eight short works shot in Nabua, a village in north-east Thailand which had been occupied by the Thai army from the 1960’s to the 1980’s to control communist insurgents.
The installation will be exhibited in conjunction with a quartet of photographs made during the artist’s stay in Nabua and the installation version of the short film Phantoms of Nabua.