INVERTED TELESCOPE: Confronting Contradictions Between the Practice of Art vs the Business of Art

June 7 was the opening of INVERTED TELESCOPE, an art exhibit with symposium, beer and videoke. Yes, that homey feel as art should be, I guess.

According to Angel Shaw, the curator of the said exhibit and the founding director of Institute for Heritage, Culture, and the Arts, “Inverted Telescope” is inspired by transnationalist experiences of Filipino artists who left their homelands to either study, visit, or live in western countries and were inspired and/or influenced by these cultures, art practices and mindsets.

Original works by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Ringo Bunoan, Gaston Damag, Kawayan de Guia, Mark Justiniani, Arvin Nogueras, Manuel Ocampo (a.k.a. Jesusa Malamuerte), and Walang Kikilos (Poklong Anading, MM Yu, Neo Maestro, John Jayvee del Rosario and Rico Entico) are on display at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Different original artworks are on exhibit at The Drawing Room, Makati until June 20.

On June 14, there will be cultural symposium at the Conrado Benitez Hall, PWU from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with speakers Rocky Cajigan, Bienvenido Lumbera, Raymond Red, Liza Magtoto, Arvin Nogueras, Gaston Damag, Dr. Patricia Araneta, Brenda Fajardo and R. Zamora Linmark. The event is open to public.

 

[photo by: Dima]

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