An Xiao recently launched a new series on Hyperallergic based on the “contemporary art and technology scene” in the Philippines. Her journey begins with a month’s writing residency at Green Papaya Arts Projects.

Ramon Orlina, 'Sentinels and Guardians', 55 x 108 x 28 cm, carved green glass, wall installation with lighted metal frame.

Click here to view the original article in which An Xiao announces her new Hyperallergic series, and click here for more on Green Papaya Arts Projects.

Aside from the residency program, Xiao is going to be working on several projects, as is quoted below:

I’ll be bouncing around Manila in search of good art and good conversations with the art scene here, from artists to curators to archivists…. But my focus will be the Philippines, and my residency project will be centred around exploring the Philippine contemporary art and technology scene. A world leader in social media, the country naturally gravitates toward interesting uses of technology and communications tools…. I’ll be writing about most of it here on Hyperallergic. Then, on 17 December, I’ll be giving a talk at the Ayala Museum as part of the Fete Dela WSK art and music festival, which focuses on the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of digital culture in Southeast Asia.

So far, Xiao has written a post on the Ateneo Art Gallery and its exhibition of the works of Roberto Chabet, arguably the father of Philippine conceptual art, and on Jose Alain Austria, a Filipino artist whose work is influenced by a dialogue between Christianity and Buddhism. Art Radar is keeping up with the interesting series, and you can too by following An Xiao on Twitter. Alternatively, you can view a list of her posts on Hyperallergic.

Hyperallergic is a US-based art “blogazine” with an editorial focus on radical thinking in the international art world.


Related topics:  Filipino artists, residencies, conceptual art, art in the Philippines

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By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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