SPACE/PLACE Association of Pinoyprintmakers Annual Exhibition
Cultural Center of the Philippines and Association of Pinoyprintmakers
May 16 to June 18, 2023 | 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM (regular viewing hours)
Bulwagang Roberto Chabet, 3rd Floor Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (CCP Black Box Theater)
Opening Reception: May 16, 2023 | 6:00 PM
Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)
In Space/Place, 37 printmakers respond to the prompt of space by utilizing a limited printable surface of 20×20 inches with their interpretation of the idea of a place.
The idea of Space/Place takes inspiration from Michel Foucault’s Heterotopia or his musing on the concept of space and how individuals best understand them.
The common understanding of space is often associated with people, things, and environments, while Foucault argues that our understanding of it has changed or rather, constantly changing. The concept of Heterotopias presents six principles or hierarchies given to spaces, such as their function in relation to all spaces that exist outside of them. An example can be one’s personal space like a bedroom, and how that relates to the context of an entire house.
Fundamentally, the printmakers’ response to working with a predetermined printing surface, also puts into play the dynamics of working within a collective.
The exhibition would like to investigate how printmaking making can be utilized to represent our personal narratives and each artist’s process in place-making. Technique-wise, the prints are products of a variety of hand-pull printmaking techniques which include but are not limited to relief, intaglio, serigraphy, and lithography.
The exhibition highlights how printmaking can be expanded through the exploration of various creative methods and hopefully encourage discussions on the significance of the medium in contemporary art practice.
Jose Santos Ardivilla
Benjie Cabrera “Torrado”
Noell EL Farol
Annatha Lilo Gutierrez
Carmel Lim Torres
Little Wing Luna
Jun-Jun Sta. Ana
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