本書為展覽「阿比查邦．韋拉斯塔古：狂中之靜（Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness）」出版，2019年11月30日至2020年3月15日於臺北市立美術館展出。伴隨展覽特別推出專書《阿比查邦．韋拉斯塔古私選集：狂中之靜》（Apichatpong Weerasethakul Sourcebook: The Serenity of Madness）中英雙語版，本書原由國際獨立策展人聯盟（ICI, Independent Curators International）於2016年出版，是阿比查邦．韋拉斯塔古親自編選的素材集合，以「書上的工作室之旅」為初衷，邀請讀者一同參與。阿比查邦不吝分享他生活中的吉光片羽：與策展人對談、散記、私人書信、科學研究、史料、詩文及一幀幀詩意的圖像。值此展覽到達台北最終站，本館並加入展覽現場紀錄，以及策展人和藝術家來台演講所分享的精采內容增編至私選集中。
The publication is for the exhibition Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, held at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Galleries 3A, 3B), from 30 November, 2019 to 15 March, 2020. To accompany the exhibition, the Museum has published Apichatpong Weerasethakul Sourcebook: The Serenity of Madness, a bilingual, English and Chinese catalog. The book is based on one published by Independent Curators International in 2016 and contains materials selected by the artist from his own archive, starting from the original intention of the book, which was a “studio-visit-in-a-book.” Weerasethakul generously shares precious fragments of his life, conversations with curators, notes, personal letters, scientific research, historical data, poetry, and prose, which are interspersed with poetic images. Being the last stop of this traveling exhibition, the Museum made additions to the Sourcebook: photo-documentation of the show, and excerpts from lectures given at the Museum by the artist and exhibition curator.