PHILIPPINE ART RESIDENCY MANILA
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.
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.
- Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya named Signature Art Prize 2011 grand prize winner – November 2011 – Filipino artists are being recognised on an Asian platform at Singapore Art Museum awards
- Mella Jaarsma in rare Manila performance art residency – August 2011 – art residencies, once uncommon in Southeast Asia, are now a vital element of regional art scenes
- Invisible paintings by Filipino artist Edd Aragon light up in Yuchengco Museum profile – April 2011 – a painter who created a unique paint formula that allows him to paint under UV light
- Filipino and Korean artists in rare collaboration: What was the result? – March 2011 – ongoing dialogue between Southeast Asian countries and the responses of artists through art residencies
- Filipino artist Alwin Reamillo’s Helicopter project to tour Australia in 2009 – September 2008 – Filipino conceptual art themes going global
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