Opening on Aug. 1 at Nova Gallery (Warehouse 12A La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City) is Jun-Jun Sta. Ana’s Autobiography, a collection of 125 photographic mono-prints that document the artist’s fugitive encounters with the outside world, his private dealings with domestic routines and his wide-awake avidity for random objects.
Known for his provocative works that explore (and transgress) the boundaries of the body through startling juxtapositions and layering of image and text, Sta. Ana takes a swerve by mirroring the contemporary longing to document everyday life. A seeming lack of motive (except, perhaps, the artistic one), a casualness and ease in its representations and its multi-fangled viewpoints of discovery characterize his work.
Though there’s no overriding theme or subject that governs the exhibit’s visual narrative, it’s evident that the artist’s devotion lies on the city. The photographs, mostly in black and white, pay homage to the city’s chaos, commotions and consistencies.
For details, please call (63 2) 392-7797.
Warehouse 12 A La Fuerza Plaza Compound
2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Thursday August 1, 2013 - Thursday August 22, 2013
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