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On View this 12.12.12 at thebar@1951 Adriatico st. Malate

Form, design, and function: making a social or political statement through artistic presentation. Art and social issues have always gone hand-in-hand, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to the Bauhaus to graffiti. The ocular and emotional impact made by Picasso’s Guernica forces one to think about the horrors of war. Munch’s The Scream, depicting despair and anxiety in 19thcentury Germany, is today a commercial icon used to sell sports drinks. In the latter half of the 20th century, the extreme revival of poster art branched into record album covers, and the debate over whether popular art is really art, once again posed the questions: what is art, and what is its purpose?

Does art have, and should it have, a message? Perhaps one of its functions is to identify groups, group membership, and political or social attitudes shared by the group.

Membership of subculture groups, whose ideas and lifestyles are at variance with those of the dominant culture, is usually dominated by the young. For some it is fleeting and forms a rite of passage; others move through a series of subcultures, and some remain committed to one, long term. Belonging to a subculture can be liberating, offering, for example, certain freedoms in lifestyle, sexuality, and politics. By defining their own geographical, social, and sartorial boundaries, subcultures also provide a sense of belonging that is independent of the family (Haye & Dingwall, 1996) and thereby establish a sense of empowerment and self-reliance that most young people strive for starting around ages 11-15. Subcultures express themselves through their own art, music, and dress. The subcultures of the latter half of the 20th century would most likely identify themselves as being outside of any norm.

ITS JUST ALL SHIT!!! THE END IS NEAR!!! LET'S GET DRUNK!!!

PLUS:

Soul, Ska, Funk, Punk, Wave and Mod Listening Party by PAPAMOD Bing Austria

and

2 SOLID SETS OF IMPROVISATION ON SOUND AND VIDEO by the

Innovative Noise Collective:

Boy Butengteng - Electronics
Neil DC - Electronics
Tengal - Electronics (2nd Set)
Aue Castro - Guitars
Tengal - Visuals (1st Set)
Mitch Garcia - Visuals (2nd Set)
Dante Perez - Video Art

Innovative Noise Collective (founded 2006) is a network of multimedia art practitioner and musicians pushing for cultural, educational and technological exchange on emerging intermedia practices in the Philippines. The network aims to draw attention to artists, their work, their perspectives and the complex interrelationship between technology, art and culture through various collaborative endeavors. INC started as a contemporary Manila based sound & visual art network that collaborates with other collective groups, organization, musicians, filmmakers, performance artists, cos players (among the others) with common purpose- To present a live experimental production. It aims to explore site specific spaces on future projects with contemporary approach of live collaboration among artists from diverse disciplines fusing creative process at present.

ENTRANCE IS FREE!!!

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