#未完成#馬尼拉:菲律賓新銳藝術家聯展|#WIP #Manilia: Filipino Emerging Artists Group Exhibition

展覽時間 Duration:2017 年 7 月 14 號 ( 五 / Fri. )  至 2017 年 8 月 5 日 ( 六 / Sat. )

開幕茶會 Opening Reception:2017 年 7 月 14 號 ( 五 / Fri. ) 19:00

藝術家 Artist:艾雅‧班琳各 Aiya Balingit、約翰‧勞倫斯‧坎托 John Lawrence Canto、凱博‧賽達 Keb Cerda、隆森‧庫利必納 Ronson Culibrina、 戴爾‧艾瑞斯比 Dale Erispe、約翰娜‧赫爾穆斯 Johanna Helmuth、 憂卡 Yeo Kaa、 約翰‧馬林 John Marin、保‧馬林 Pow Marin、亞尼‧ 安撒那 Yani Unsana

地點 Venue:台北市中正區金山南路一段67巷5號1樓 No. 5, Lane 67, Section 1, Jinshan South Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei

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文/策展人 Ruel N. Caasi

「# 未完成 # 馬尼拉 # WIP # Manila」展出近年來在菲律賓當代藝術界受到高度關注的年輕藝術家作品,這些藝術家已經跨界啟動各自的藝術實踐之旅,每一位皆提供嶄新且迴異的看法,試圖跳脫菲律賓藝術的窠臼,其中不乏大相逕庭的意見都標誌了屬於他們的藝術盛宴。這次,這些菲律賓新銳藝術家企圖延續他們在菲律賓發展而來的新風格,並且以團體展出的模式將他們多元的看法遠播他國。

展覽標題十分貼近現代社群網站流行的語彙:透過井字號快速索引最新潮流以及最熱門的資訊,參展的藝術家——屬於千禧世代的一群人——靠著自己的力量樹立潮流,成為菲律賓藏家值得注意的當紅炸子雞,在他們的作品裡面也回應了潮流,並以潮流做為參考、靈感來源與切入點,經過他們的獨特的觀點重新詮釋,然而,就如同潮流本身,這些藝術家會是棵長青樹抑或者是曇花一現,一時之間仍難以下定論。菲律賓新銳藝術家們的作品仍然持續創作中,等待著更多可能性,所以標記「未完成」(WIP,work in progress 的縮寫)代表著充滿能量、節奏快速的馬尼拉。

這次參展的藝術家有艾雅‧班琳各、約翰‧勞倫斯‧坎托、凱博‧賽達、隆森‧庫利必納、 戴爾‧艾瑞斯比、約翰娜‧赫爾穆斯 、 憂卡 、 約翰‧馬林、保‧馬林、亞尼‧ 安撒那,他們共同組織「工作中的動物(The Working Animal Art Project)」藝術計畫,與很多組織密切合作,希望能將菲律賓藝術廣為宣傳。

About the exhibition

This group exhibition introduces the works of young and emerging names who in recent times have gained attention and following in the contemporary Philippine art scene. The artists have jumpstarted their individual trajectories of art practice, each one offering a fresh and distinct voice amid the cacophony of sounds that characterizes the art scene in their part of the world. Now, they attempt to bring the vitality of their visions to foreign shores as a collective and continue the new routes they have carved back home. 

The title appropriates the language of social media, using hashtags to index a current trend amid the frenetic flow of data and information. The participating artists, who belong to the millennial generation, have become new trends in their own right, a group of new personalities to look out for among the art viewing public in the Philippines. In their works, they also respond to what is currently trending and interprets these in the form of references, allusions, and tangents translated through their temperaments and idiosyncrasies. But just like trends, it is yet to be seen whether their artistic practices and their current places in the art world would be sustained or would just be fleeting presences. These artists and their works are works-in-progress opening up possibilities as it waits conclusion, represented by the acronym and hashtag # WIP, in the vibrant and bustling city of Manila. 

Participating artists are Aiya Balingit, John Lawrence Canto, Keb Cerda, Ronson Culibrina, Dale Erispe, Johanna Helmuth, Yeo Kaa, John Marin, Pow Marin,and Yani Unsana. Together, they represent a collective called The Working Animals Art Projects which collaborates closely with various organizations and art institutions in its aim to promote contemporary Philippine art.