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Limbo: A Public Collection of the Hidden but Familiar


  • Limbo 5374 General Luna, Poblacion 1210 Makati Philippines (map)

A Public Collection of the Hidden but Familiar

Accidental Intersections of Aesthetics and the Everyday

KRIS ARDEÑA
NICE BUENAVENTURA
LESLEY-ANNE CAO
JED ESCUETA
KOLOWN/Kolown
CZAR KRISTOFF/Laguna Daily
ALFRED MARASIGAN
MARK SALVATUS/Load Na Dito
SIDNEY VALDEZ
COSTANTINO ZICARELLI

Tropikalye exists to document overlooked and underrepresented Filipino cultures of the present day. These cultures are everything in between the realms of the indigenous and the socio-economic elite - a speculated post-folk gray area that evolved from a more homogenous and rural folk culture. Through its gathering and presentation of personal observations made about the community by the community, vernacular wisdom is not lost to the wind.

From a digital space, the Tropikalye online index is extended to a physical one through A Public Collection of the Hidden but Familiar. With the exhibition format’s narrative capacities, enhanced by the co-presence of object and visitor, a new curiosity about creativity in the margins of society is anticipated. Recognizing the potential contributions to wider cultural development, the project’s goal is to introduce ‘hidden but familiar’ ways of life into mainstream consciousness.

In its first staging, A Public Collection features work by Filipino artists taking cues from the vernacular landscape, providing an initial survey of what it means to live in tropical and postcolonial conditions.

Receptions starts at 6 pm, with music by DMAPS, ALYAS MORGUS and JO PARADIS!

Earlier Event: January 19
Galerie Stephanie: Noir