June 25, 2019
AN ongoing exhibition on the landscape by artist Mark Sanchez entitled On Conflicts and Terrains is on display at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery). The exhibit, which opened last June 8, will be open until August 18, 2019.
The landscape as a descriptive scene is beholden to the atmospheric, picturesque, and the eternal – or perhaps the anachronistic. The landscape as both a situation and context is of jurisdiction, labor, property and sovereignty. It is traced from disputed political demarcations, drawn out from razed rice fields, carved from the mountains then dumped on innocent lives.
The said exhibit is an inventory of images that tell stories of corruption, territorial disputes, environmental plunder, deprivation of basic rights, and their consequences. The constructed landscape is an index of a particular social space as manufactured by feudalism, bureaucrat-capitalism and imperialism. It is a building-up of a map that delineates the local node of the global network of power and oppression that is capitalism at its latest stage.
On Conflicts and Terrains is a project by artist Mark Sanchez. Sanchez finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. His recent works deal with the accumulation, inventory, and classification of objects, images and/or information. It is through these processes that he creates representations of systems upon which identities and values are formed.
Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm (Hours are extended until 10pm on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater). On Conflicts and Terrains is presented with support from Outlooke Pointe Foundation. For more information, please contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917-6033809), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.