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Margin of Error

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Margin of Error
Curated by Ling Quisumbing Ramilo
Yan Abeledo
Jelai Averilla
Jonathan Olazo
Jake Salvador

April 22 - May 31, 2014
UP Asian Center Museum

The UP Asian Center Museum in partnership with the UP College of Fine Arts opened two art exhibitions on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Lupa, Hangin, Tubig, at Apoy at the China Hall celebrates Earth Day showcasing works of artists with different backgrounds, but who all decided to use discarded materials as part of their installation pieces. Opening on Earth Day itself, the four artists not only deal with discarded and found objects but also harks the traditional classification of the elements used in antiquity. Manix Abrera uses straws, plastic bags, cigarette butts, and driftwood to simulate a crime scene bemoaning the maltreatment of the environment in a stark and humorous way.

Chong Ardivilla delves into the personal as he sets up three retab/0s as physical manifestations of his prayers. Ninel Constantino mines her life's history as well as materials set aside in her home over the years, weaving them into an installation piece reminiscent of the wind. John Yan Yung manifests his experience growing up in a Chinese setting and its adjacent rituals through factory materials. All these works come together to highlight how the consumer culture has rendered tons of waste materials. Curated by Professor Katti Sta. Ana, the participating artists reconfigure discarded materials and integrate their personal expressions in the process, thus casting a new light and life to objects that are usually cast aside and ignored.

In Margin of Error at the Philippines Hall, Yan Abeledo articulates controlled entropy and experiments with the element of chance. Using programming as his tool, he plays with randomness and disorder to intimate genetic concepts such as heredity and mutation which ramify into his ideas of identity as a shifting, temporary construction.

Jelai Averilla re-scales a house in Batasan Hills in a tracing paper that serves as a metaphor for seeing the inside from the outside. Layered further by the symbolisms of color and exaggerated lines, she presents how the household managed to expand their territory within the confines of a limited space. Jonathan Olazo's work offers a humorous and metaphorical take on space, exploring the interaction between a work and the space around it and its audience.

Suggesting an architectural plan of a house, he draws in the gaze of the viewer with its improvised layouts of rooms and compartmentalized spaces, which seduces its audience by what is hidden. Jake Salvador deals with spirituality through his metaphysical childhood experience of the existence of the duendes. Appropriating the medical procedure called pangtatawas, he reveals the existence of the duende through candle dripping sculptures.

Curated by Professor Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, the exhibition emphasizes the different manifestations of space as expressed through contemporary three-dimensional art.

Exhibits will run until May 31, 2014.

GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center 
Magsaysay Ave., cor. Guerrero St.,
UP Diliman, Quezon City

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Wanderland

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Wanderland
Music and Arts Festival 2014
May 17, 2014
Globe Circuit Events Ground

Step right up and witness one spectacular event set to take your concert experience beyond imagination: the Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2014, a festival by Karpos Multimedia presented by River Island and Globe. May 17 marks this much-awaited gathering where Wanderers can go to celebrate youth and pour out their hearts in the open field of the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati.

This year, more wonderful things await you as you step into the ultimate sonic playground. You'll be moving to the music of sought after international and local bands that will fuel your drive for a rockin' good time. The festival encounter just got more exciting as well, as the Wanderland monsters take you to the Carnival. Set to heighten the thrills are the River Island Wanderwheel, the High Striker and carnival games such as Feed the Monster, Ring My Nose, Wanderball, Balloon Pop and Crazy Cans.

The Art Island, which will showcase Live Art by Anjo Bolarda, JP Cuison and Dee Jae Pa’este among other art activities plus the Food Island where an assortment of food selections at the festival, await revelers as well.

Headlining Wanderland is the American indie pop band from New York, The Drums, composed of Jonny Pierce, Jacob Graham and Connor Hanwick , best known for their '80's style surf rock’ music. As soon as their EP ‘Summertime’ came out late 2009, the band's rise to popularity seemed unstoppable. This popularity was backed up by several distinctions, as they placed No. 5 for the BBC Sound Of 2010, No.1 in NME's top tips for the year, and No. 1 in Clash Magazine's Tips for 2010. They were also voted ‘Best Hope for 2010’ in Pitchfork Media's 2009 Readers‘ Poll.

The band took home the Hall Radar Award at the 2010 NME (New Musical Express) Awards. Currently, their third album is already finished, and eager fans are awaiting for its official release.

About to grace the stage with soothing melodies and rhythmic vibes is The Paper Kites, a five piece indie folk troupe from Melbourne, who recently garnered a whirlwind success with a sold out headline tour of the USA and Canada. With a strong reputation for creating innovative and mesmerizing video clips which have attracted over 10 million YouTube views, The Paper Kites’ live presence is just as impressive.

Sure to get things rolling is Swedish breakout indie rock band, The Royal Concept, whose addictive pop anthems have gained them international recognition. Their following started to grow rapidly after their track "D-D-Dance" became a huge hit. Global hype came next for the band with their second single, ”Gimme Twice" spreading across blogs all over the world and becoming the most added at track radio for three weeks right after its release.

Critically acclaimed Brisbane quartet Last Dinosaurs whose debut album received praise and created a buzz in the international indie scene, English songtress Lucy Rose, who became known for her fragile vocals conquering fans from festival to festival including her very own headlining tour and Australian pop powerhouse Architecture in Helsinki, best known for their defining unique sound and their diverse instrumental palette, will be shaking up the Wanderland stage as well. Get ready to be blown away too by Aussie rising star Woody Pitney , OPM heavyweight Franco, Electro sensation Techy Romantics, along with fresh homegrown talents from Wanderband - The Ransom Collective, Brisom, and Chocolate Grass.

Tickets are oginally priced at Php 4800, but for a limited time offer of two weeks, early bird tickets will be available for only Php 3000 at the ‘River Island Takes You to Wanderland’ event on April 12, featuring a musical performance by the band Cheats, and exciting freebies upon ticket purchase.

Early bird tickets will also be available via SM Tickets and Ticketnet from April 12 — April 26. Get ready to revel in a world of music fancy. See you in Wanderland!

Circuit Makati Events Ground
A.P. Reyes Ave. corner Hippodromo St.
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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La Familia Cebuana

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La Familia Cebuana
Dominic Rubio
April 24, 2014, 6pm

Celebrate Cebuano heritage in a solo exhibition that immortalizes many historical spots across Cebu. "La Familia Cebuana" is an exhibit by Dominic Rubio, which will have its opening reception on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6pm at the Qube Gallery.

Qube Gallery
Henry Hotel
Ma. Luisa Rd.,
Banilad, Cebu City.

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Causality

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IAN JAUCIAN, BAGUS PANDEGA, & YUKO MOHRI: Causality
May 3-30, 2014
1335Mabini

1335MABINI presents Ian Jaucian, Bagus Pandega, and Yuko Mohri in a group exhibition entitled “Causality” from May 3-30, 2014.

CAUSALITY:
Kinetic expressions

It is often quite intuitive to think about “kinetic sculptures” when we talk of “kinetic art.” But though it may have had roots in sculpture, contemporary artistic practices have molded kinetic art into a complex dialect in the language of installation art. After all, motion is the aesthetic of cause-and-effect, so the very essence of the medium has the power to transcend various modes of expression.

In this exhibition, we experience kinetic works by three different artists from three different regions in Asia. On the surface, each of the works manifest as machine-powered visual poetry in four dimensions. At their core, different forces are at play: Mohri explores the line between the artificial and the natural with her mechanical ecosystems, Pandega looks into the power of memory to reflect the present and build the future, while Jaucian creates an interactive dystopia as a method of storytelling.

Opening reception is on May 3, 2014, Saturday, at 6pm.

Exhibition runs until May 30, 2014.

1335Mabini
1335 A. Mabini St.,
Ermita, Manila

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ROBERTA LIMA: The Camera as Co-performer

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ROBERTA LIMA: The Camera as Co-performer
Artist Talk
May 3, 2014, Saturday, 4-6pm
1335Mabini

1335MABINI presents Roberta Lima in an Artist Talk entitled “The Camera as Co-performer” on May 3, 2014.

In this talk, Roberta Lima will introduce her questions on the subjects of space and performative interaction as well as her idea of the media as co-performer rather than a tool for documentation. For the past years, Lima has been aiming for an aesthetic atmosphere in her performances and installations. The negotiated positions of beauty have been created in her work by framing the modernistic old-school feel with cables, cameras, screens, projections and other tools. In her earlier works, Lima made the conditions of production visible - the same way she regularly did with the interior of her body. She also referred to the technical sphere in her reflections on body politics and used the same technology to sculpt herself. In her most recent works she started to make sculptures and to interfere directly in the space, interweaving her experiences as an architect and as a performer. In Displacement (2002, White Box, New York) Lima built a concrete cube with a hole, which represented the act of invasion – once of her own body, now of spaces. The cube contained a spy camera that once placed in her body, which was then consequently “displaced”. The cables work as a link between the bodies, the objects, and the gallery. Using movements of falling and crashing – of the cube, the camera, and the concrete – Lima created analogies between the flow of energy in the electric cables, of the blood in bodies, and of capital in societies. Furthermore, Displacement was a continuation of Lima’s questions of how performance art can be presented and perceived.

Roberta Lima was born in Manaus, Brazil. After graduating with a degree in architecture in 2001 from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Sao Leopoldo), she moved to Vienna where she now lives and works. In 2007 she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and in 2013 her PhD in Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Most of her work revolves around the investigation of phenomena arising from the relationship between Body and Space. Primarily applying her own physique together with various media such as video and installations, Roberta delves into physical, social-political, and existential matters embedded in the context of her performances.

1335Mabini
1335 A. Mabini St.,
Ermita, Manila

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