22 x 28 cm
“Philippine art beyond the capital in Manila and the country has flourished. And it is best to look at the art world as inhabiting multiple terrains. Specific locations outside Manila have produced a distinct array of images, processes, and even ethical modes of making art and responding to communities. In overseas communities, Filipino artists invoke the Philippines not exclusively within the limiting discourse of identity and nationalism, but try to converse with the concerns of a global, more cosmopolitan context of art making.”
Patrick D. Flores
Verso Manila, Contemporary Filipino Artists in Turin, is the opening exhibition of Verso Artecontemporanea in the renovated space of via Pesaro 22 in Turin from November 4th 2009 to January 21st 2010. The collective exhibition showcases the works of 16 Filipino artists (Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Marina Cruz, Kawayan de Guia, Kiko Escora, Kidlat de Guia, Alvin Gregorio, Dei Jardiniano, Winner Jumalon, Jose Legaspi, Maya Muñoz, Wawi Navarroza, Leeroy New, Diokno Pasilan, Lirio Salvador, Mark Salvatus, Rodel Tapaya), who present themselves for the first time to the Italian art scene. The catalogue, with texts in Italian and English, features reproductions of all the paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations and includes critical essays by Patrick D. Flores and Lorenzo Balbi.
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