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Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan: the center will not hold at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila

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Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila

the center will not hold

An exhibition featuring works by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Shilpa Gupta, Heecheon Kim, Manny Montelibano, and Tintin Wulia.

The show is presented in partnership with Galleria Continua and Mao Ji-Hong Arts Foundation.

Opening March 7 , 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
Manila, Philippines 1004

 

More information here.

More information on MCAD Manila here.

Kawayan de Guia at The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Of Contemporary Art (APT9)

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Kawayan de Guia at The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

“The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.

Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.”

24 NOV 2018 – 28 APR 2019
QAGOMA
Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Queensland 4101, Australia

More information here.

More on Kawayan de Guia here.

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan at Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence

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The Drawing Room is pleased to announce the participation of artists Alfredo Juan Aquilizan and Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan in Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence

“Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence . .presents artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups, exploring ecology, technology and the commons, and envisioning how we today may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values—rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these techniques and knowledge systems.

Cosmopolis #1.5 is curated by Kathryn Weir, with associate curator Ilaria Conti and curatorial advisor Zhang Hanlu.”

-excerpt from website announcement

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence
Mao Jihong Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou
Chengdu, Sichuan Province – South West China
November 2, 2018–January 6, 2019

More information here.

Mark Justiniani at the Children’s Biennale – Dreams and Stories

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“After its success at the National Gallery Singapore last year, with more than 200,000 enthusiastic visitors, the Children’s Biennale is now coming to Europe for the first time. At the Biennale in Dresden, members of the public are invited to enter an artistic terrain, to get in touch with their creative side and to leave behind the usually somewhat passive role of the museum visitor. This year’s topic, “Dreams & Stories”, explores the wondrous and dreamlike side of art.”
-excerpt from website

Children’s Biennale – Dreams & Stories
In cooperation with the National Gallery Singapore
Japanese Palace, Dresden
22/09/2018—24/02/2019

More information here

And here.

Robert Gutierrez – Beneath, Between and Behind at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

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Robert Gutierrez at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Beneath, Between and Behind
September 8 – October 27, 2018
Cloître St Merri II, Paris

“Galerie Nathalie Obadia is pleased to present Beneath, Between, Behind, Filipino artist Robert Gutierrez’s first solo exhibition in France. On this occasion, the artist invites us to discover his singular universe, situated between abstraction and figuration, mixed with Filipino cultural heritage and other artistic influences (High), and informed by elements of more popular contemporary culture (Low). ”

Image:
Duomo (diptych)
2018
Gouache and pencils on clayboard panel
30 x 45 cm (11 13/16 x 17 23/32 in)

More information here.

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen at The National Gallery of Denmark: SMK

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“ART 2030 is happy to announce that the performance ‘Tow with the Flow’ (2018) by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen will show at SMK (The National Gallery) September 1st.

Taking the form of a sculptural performance, the work shines a critical light on the Western World’s over-consumption, with a particular focus on the UN Global Goals no. 4: Quality Education, and 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

For ‘Tow with the Flow’ the artist and ART 2030 have partnered with the award-winning, Scandinavian design studio Sur le chemin to design 17 “all-in-one” costumes inspired by the Global Goals.

Working closely with High School students as co-creators, and musician Karolina Leedo, ‘Tow with the Flow’ brings attention to the textile industry, and the many layers of production that precedes our clothes. ”

Excerpt from Art 2030’s event page

 

More information here.

Dominic Mangila at the Gwangju Biennale 2018 – Pavilion Project

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“In my installation at Hothouse – the pavilion of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network at the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, I attempt to liquefy the autonomy of the the unique painterly swath and to further break down the pliable borders between television, abstract painting and sculpture.

In the exhibition, I use glass as an essential material that adjoins the spheres of the televisual with the painterly and the sculptural with the pictorial.”

Gwangju Biennal 2018 – Pavilion Project

Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN)/ Leekangha Art Museum and a new art exhibition space in Buk-gu, Gwangju

‘Hothouse’ = The boundaries of natural and artificial, sensibility and space, expressed by Philippine and Gwangju artists

The Philippine Contemporary Art Network will show six Korean and Filipino artists including Mark Salvatus, Indy Paredes, Dominic Mangila, Renz Lee, Lee Kang Ha, Sehyun Lee, under the title, ‘Hothouse.’ The exhibition is planned by Patrick D. Flores, a former curator of the Philippine Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale and one of the curators for “Position Papers” in the 2008 Gwangju Biennale.

The word ‘hothouse’ refers to a structure which triggers exceptionally rapid growth of plant life out of their natural season. A greenhouse is the contact zone between the natural and artificial and an environment made of glass. The exhibition focuses on the situation which takes place at the intersection of the emotional element, ‘hot’ and space, ‘house’.

Excerpt from the Gwangju Biennale 2018 website

Image: screen grab of digital video, courtesy of the artist

 

More information here.https://www.gwangjubiennale.org/en/Board/10138/detailView.do

José Santos III at rosenfeld porcini gallery

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Artist José Santos III is part of the group exhibition Verticality at Rosenfeld Porcini, featuring 16 international artists from China, Japan, the Philippines, Nigeria, Uruguay, North America, Austria, Greece, Holland, Italy and Spain.

Exhibition opens this July 19 and runs until September 21, 2018

Rosenfeld Porcini
37 Rathbone Street
London W1T 1NZ

 

More information here.

Derek Tumala at the WSK AXIS: Festival of the Recently Possible

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WSK AXIS: Festival of the Recently Possible

INTERSTICES: Manifolds of the In-Between

“Artists from Japan and the Philippines will come together to showcase critical perspectives on how emerging artforms and innovative applications of new technologies can respond to the cutting edge of cultural and social thought. The exhibition INTERSTICES: Manifolds of the In-between, explores the cracks and crevices of art whose nature falls between, rather than within the familiar boundaries of accepted genres or media, and both the literal and figurative gaps of the Philippine art scene/market. The exhibition, features interdisciplinary forms of media and art such as video, sound, sculpture, painting, computer-generated graphics, and performance. A variety of media that emphasizes various cultural and social issues — (from animist meditations of electricity to performing internet selfies and memes on the street, to fusing traditional art medium, painting with technology by literally using LED monitors as canvases etc.) — framed within the embracing concept of interstices, namely the spaces between disciplines, practices, and cultural phenomena; the fluid gaps where these intervene in each other and pause only to dynamically interact once more.

The works range from Ryoichi Kurokawa’s vision of a molecular cloud data gathered by astrophysicists at the Research Institute in the Fundamental Laws of the Universe (CEA, France) as close as possible to the scientific truth using striking 3D representations of space – data which may hold the secrets behind the birth of stars. Tad Ermitano’s vibrating cylinder of metal is a speaker the size of a small room that vibrates with the sound of the electricity coursing in the world is an animist meditation on electricity. Hisakado’s installation, a collage of hundreds of small, circular mirrors shatter reflections of the gallery interior, offers odd structural soundscapes based on a grammar of the familiar (footsteps, the sound of washing dishes, stammerings of static), to name a few. The exhibition spread all over the hallways, foyers, and classrooms all over CSB-SDA – these ‘interspaces’, act as a sort of ‘pop-up gallery where the traditional methods of exhibiting in galleries and museums are suspended.’ The choice of exhibiting within the crevices of a university building that has a university gallery and a museum are deliberate.”

Festival runs from October 23 – 30, 2017 at The School of Design and Arts, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde

More information here.

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