Opening reception 29 June 2019, 6:00 PM
Exhibit runs until 2 August 2019
3/F Galleries Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
and Project Space Pilipinas
Studio Studies by Fr. Jason Dy, SJ responds to the question, “What is the function of the studio?,” raised by the French conceptual artist, Daniel Buren.
In the exhibition, the Jesuit priest and contemporary artist examines not just the function of the studio in relation to his situational and participatory art projects since 2009 when he founded the Alternative Contemporary Art Studio (ACAS) in the garage of Sacred Heart Parish administration building, Cebu City.
He is mainly interested in understanding the concept and praxis of a studio as a scaffolding that mutually supports creative practices of artists; a laboratory that simultaneously cares and controls the fragility of artworks; and a blueprint that interactively relates to studied ideas, stored resources, and salvaged materials. This studio exploration is an important aspect of his art practice that investigates into “the community and studio-based responses to changing religious and cultural circumstances, locations and events.”
The artworks and objects presented in the exhibition range from video installations, found objects, drawings, bottled ecospheres and terrariums, detrital exhibition materials, annotated blueprints, archival documents to art collections of ACAS. In the installation entitled “Supported Scaffolding,” features the artworks of Cebuano artists, namely, KoloWn, Nomar Miano, Jose Mari Picornell, Celso Pepito, Ritchie Landis Doner Quijano, Jose “Kimsoy” Yap, Jr., Gigi Ocampo, Estela Ocampo-Fernandez, Felix Catarata, Wyndelle Remonde, Radel Paredes, Vidal Alcoseba, Jr., and Wenceslao “Tito” Cuevas, Jr. on a propped-up white wall.
These presented works are material manifestations of what is conceptualized and produced, collected and stored, documented and archived as well as re-contextualized and re-represented in multiple spaces that Dy inhabits from Cebu City to Liverpool City and up to the present (Quezon City) as studio spaces. The multiplicity of these spaces may be reflective of the itinerant situation of artists like Dy or perhaps, may point to the reality of the studio as an in-between space of the eternal placement/displacement of artworks.
Exhibit runs until August 2. For more information, email email@example.com.
Special thanks to Patrick Flores, Lea Marie Diño, Gian Carlo Delgado, Glen Silarde, John-John, and Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center; Renan Laru-an, Leslie de Chavez, Dyan Corachea, Jomar Galutera, Christopher Zamora, and Project Space Pilipinas, Fr. Jose Quilongquilong, SJ, Fr. Ben Nebres, SJ, Fr. Patrick Falguera, SJ, Fr. Ro Atilano, SJ, Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, Gina de los Santos, and Ateneo Jesuit Residence Community; Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, Ma. Victoria Herrera, Yael Buencamino, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Joel de Leon, Martin Villanueva, Carlomar Daoana, Hidde van der Waal, Roxanne Cuacoy, Franklin Llenaresas, Joy Fernandez, Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo Fine Arts Department, Areté, and Ateneo Facilities Management Office; participating artists: KoloWn, Nomar Miano, Jose Mari Picornell, Celso Pepito, Ritchie Landis Doner Quijano, Jose “Kimsoy” Yap, Jr., Gigi Ocampo, Estela Ocampo-Fernandez, Felix Catarata, Wyndelle Remonde, Radel Paredes, Vidal Alcoseba, Jr., and Wenceslao “Tito” Cuevas, Jr.; Tina Fernadez, Ko Ki, and Art Informal; and art patrons: Atty. Sedfrey Santiago, Levino Garcia, Lily Ngochua, Debbie Tan, Ramonchito Cruz, Manny de Castro, Lyndee Tan, Annie Lim, Lily Choachuy, and Bang/Boydee Dizon.