Thursday, June 9, 2011

12 Filipino Artists in TAKSU Malaysia

Metallurgy of Desire (details), series 2008 by Conrado Velasco, collage with silver tinsels, 29.6 x 22.3 cm

June 9 - July 3, 2011

Argie Bandoy, Patricia Eustaquio, Lyra Garcellano, Nona Garcia, Pow Martinez, Jonathan Olazo, Jayson Oliveria, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Norberto Roldan, Maria Taniguchi, Conrado Velasco and MM Yu.

Following the success of the recent Serial Killers: From Tate Modern to TAKSU SingaporeSerial Killers (November 2010), TAKSU and Green Papaya Art Projects continue to introduce the best of Manila’s contemporary art to the region. An exhibition program started in 2008 by independent artist-run-initiative Green Papaya Art Projects in Manila, is a response to parallel notions of seriality, non-seriality, or counter-seriality. Seriality as conceptual strategy or considered by most critics as a postmodern aesthetic, attempts to find resonance in the works of artists in their seemingly endless body of work, blurring randomness, and, or predetermination, in their repetitiousness. Repetition and seriality have been a recurrent mode of artistic production to some of the most prolific contemporary artists. Scholars of semiotics believe that, today, there is in operation a sense of aesthetic repetition involving a radical conception of seriality: one that 'wholly escapes the "modern" idea of literature and art.' Serial Killers /The Heat Is On gathers Filipino artists who are at the forefront and cutting edge of conceptual art in Manila. Incoherence, or more precisely, arbitrariness, may be the underlying structure of this tight selection. And though confronted with an arbitrary sequence of demands, with no established parameters, working and living in a metropolis they know nothing, and know deeply about like the palm of their hands, and waking up to different issues they are either dimly aware of, or have been doggedly following up, this promises to be some off-guarded family reunion.

TAKSU invites you and friends to an exhibition of works by 12 Filipino artists entitled Serial Killers /The Heat Is On curated by Norberto Roldan for TAKSU Crossborder Project Opening reception on Thursday, 9 June 2011, 7:30 pm RSVP at by 7th June 2011 Exhibition runs till 3rd July 2011 17 Jalan Pawang 54000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia T +603 4251 4396 F +603 4251 4331 Gallery Hours Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm Closed on Sundays or by prior appointment only. For more information visit TAKSU's website:

TAKSU Crossborder Projects is a collaborative program between the gallery and independent curators/institutions and runs parallel TAKSU’s dynamic exhibition program representing established artists from across the globe. Crossborder Projects undertakes alternative modes of presentations and new ways of engagement within the existing context of the art market and general public. It aims to bring together emerging and mid-career artists who are at the forefront of a cutting-edge art movement in Southeast Asia and abroad. Crossborder Projects is not only about crossing geographical boundaries inasmuch as it is about cross-disciplines, cross-media and cross-practices in contemporary art. It seeks to present new ideas both in a mainstream setting and in non-commercial environments.

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