ARTIST EXHIBITIONS / 19 MARCH 2013
“Ganta” is the solo exhibition by Diokno Pasilan in the Jorge Vargas Museum. His works include sculptures, recent versions of his gantangan series and a new body of works drawn with iron and rust. Exhibition runs from 20 March to 20 April 2013 at the Ground Floor and West Wing Gallery.
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ARTIST NEWS / 22 FEBRUARY 2013
(This particular work was originally made for and shown in the artist’s 2011 solo exhibition in The Drawing Room titled OTHER VIEW.)
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(Image from Hong Kong Tatler)
ARTIST NEWS / 31 JANUARY 2013
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan are selected to be part of the Sharjah Biennial 11: 13 March – 13 May 2013 in Sharjah, UAE.
“For Sharjah Biennial 11, Hasegawa has proposed a selection of artworks that reassess the Eurocentrism of knowledge in modern times. To do this, she calls for a gathering of architects, designers, creators, and artists, who will bring together different perspectives, and challenge viewers to seek new knowledge by sharing ideas. Hasegawa offers the metaphor of the courtyard in Islamic architecture: The fountain is so generous that everyone can bathe in its waters. She sees Sharjah as a place of hospitality and discipline, and proposes a biennial that embraces these qualities, while also exploring the complexity and diversity of cultures, societies, and politics.”
NEWS / 31 JANUARY 2013
Art Stage Singapore 2013 released a series of Market Reports per country. For the Philippines, Marlyne Sahakian acknowledges The Drawing Room and features our artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan as well as Kawayan De Guia. Jose Legaspi and Mark Salvatus are included in the other names to know.
GALLERY NEWS / 30 JANUARY 2013
The Drawing Room booth in Art Stage 2013 which featured Vermont Coronel’s ambitious project to date was part of the Southeast Asian Art Tour. Singapore’s SOTA (School of the Arts) in collaboration with Art Stage, has designed a comprehensive tour programme for the 2013 edition of the fair. The team conducted 46 tours over 4 days that included Art Stage’s VIP’s, schools and the general public. The participants totalled 502 people.
The wonderful guides were Marie Pierre Mol, Tina Nixon, Angkana Koelensperger, Maren Dreyer, Alessandra Dias, May Sng, Jean Tsai, Lee Gibson, Kavita Issar Batra, Tassy Moochlala, Virginie Burret and Visha Nelson. The program was headed by Loredana Paracciani.
ARTIST EXHIBITIONS / 30 JANUARY 2013
VOCA (Vision of Contemporary Art) is a prestigious prize in Japan for artists under 40 years old. Through the years, it has recognized Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara among others. This year, Yuichi Hirako wins the Encouragement Prize which is equivalent to second place. All nominated works will be shown at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo from 15 – 30 March 2013.
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ARTIST NEWS / 30 JANUARY 2013
Under “Budding Talents”, the artists portfolio in Vault Magazine Volume 4 No. 4, writer Marika Constantino features Vermont Coronel. The article sums up his profile at the dawn of his rise to being the next emerging artist from the Philippines. The context of the city which informs his work is given attention to this article as well. The issue is available online via>>zinio.
ARTIST NEWS / 30 JANUARY 2013
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan will be resident artists at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California from March 25-June 30, 2013.
ARTIST EXHIBITIONS / 23 JANUARY 2013
Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and Diokno Pasilan, our Aus-based artists, are in the exhibition “UnBound: An Australian Philippine Exchange” curated by Gina Fairley.
About the exhibition:
UnBound is an exhibit showcasing recent artistic exchange between Australia and the Philippines through the works of six Filipino and Australian artists who have made both countries their home. The exhibit is put together by Australian curator Gina Fairley.
“How culture is transported, repackaged by these artists, and then interpreted by local audiences, sits at the core of this exhibition. It is a both an expression and a questioning of our times,” explains Fairley. Using the metaphor of an airport’s transit lounge as the point of intersection for arriving and departing—for ideas of home and away—this contemporary exhibit evokes the frequency with which these artists move across the Asia Pacific.
Fairley has selected a group of six artists who live between and across the Philippines and Australia, and have been instrumental in taking the work of Filipino artists abroad. The featured artists are Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Maria Cruz, David Griggs, Diokno Pasilan, Juni Salvador, and Tony Twigg. 37 of their artworks will be on exhibit, from mediums such as painting, video, and sculpture and with pieces dating back to as early as 1995.
Exhibition runs from 23 Jan – 20 Feb 2013 at the 3rd Floor Foyer and Gallery of Yuchengco Museum.
GALLERY NEWS / 20 NOVEMBER 2012
Grab a copy of the November 2012 issue of Preview Magazine. The Drawing Room is one of the galleries mentioned in this feature on Singapore’s Gillman Barracks. Get to know our vision in joining this hub. Article: “Address Book” written by Irwin Cruz.