The Drawing Room News

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen at The National Gallery of Denmark: SMK


“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


“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.

José Santos III at rosenfeld porcini gallery


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


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.

Alfredo And Isabel Aquilizan: Of Fragments and Impressions at the STPI Creative Gallery and Workshop


” ‘Of Fragments and Impressions’ is a ground-breaking exhibition staged by STPI and award-winning Brisbane-and Manila-based installation artist duo Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan in conjunction with STPI’s 15th anniversary. Impressive in scale and pivotal in its undertaking, the extensive oeuvres see the prolific artists breaking new frontiers by transforming fragments of their widely-acclaimed temporal installations into permanent material works for the very first time. From a sweeping installation of cardboard pulp and steel metal rods, to gritty shanty town houses constructed with compressed cardboard, to spectacular large-scale cyanotype collages of wings, the artists turned the STPI gallery into a stellar showcase which embodies their decades-long practice.”

Excerpt from STPI

STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

41 Robertson Quay
Singapore 238236

More information here.

Ged Merino and Aze Ong: Open Threads at Topaz Arts, Inc


“Open Threads at TOPAZ ARTS features textile-based work by two artists, The GedAze Project, traversing a lineage of contemporary artists pushing the boundaries of textile. Together, both artists have a common thread – from materials and process, to their interest in engaging viewers to interact with the work – the tactility, both a reflection and reminder of familiar objects, and the stories bound within.”

TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. presents Open Threads
an exhibition by artists Ged Merino and Aze Ong
co-curated with Todd B. Richmond & Paz Tanjuaquio

On view September 16 to October 28, 2017

TOPAZ ARTS, 55-03 39th Avenue in Woodside, Queens, NY

More information here.

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan at Bellas Artes Projects


High Noon at Cagayan Garden
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan
Curated by Diana Campbell
Opening 7pm, August 15, 2017 at the Bellas Artes Outpost

“Cagayan Garden (2017) takes inspiration from Alfredo Aquilizan’s personal history growing up in Cagayan and his and Isabel’s artistic concerns with displacement, change, memory and community. During their residency in Bataan, Isabel, Alfredo, and their children collected posts of antique Filipino houses that had been relocated to Bataan as part of the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s collection of heritage houses. Together with other materials they gathered from the workshops, the result is an exquisite zen inspired garden where one can contemplate the journeys that the houses, and the families who once lived inside them, underwent in order for the garden to come into existence.”

Press from Bellas Artes Project

More information here.

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan at the Mosman Art Gallery


” The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project is an exciting multi-arts program presented throughout 2017 in partnership with six key cultural institutions across Sydney. Partners include Mosman Art Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Blacktown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Peacock Gallery & Auburn Arts Studio and Museums & Galleries of NSW. A collaborative presentation of multi-arts projects including visual art exhibitions, performances, publications and community programs, project partners will showcase the extraordinary traditional and contemporary art and cultural practices of the Philippines and its strong links to Australia under the banner of the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project.”

More information here.

1 2 3

Contact Us
(+63) 2 801 4397 or 98