The art exhibition Serial Killers goes to the TAKSU gallery in Singapore after a run in the No Soul for Sale Festival at the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London, earlier this year. An exhibition program started in 2008 by independent artist-run initiative Green Papaya Art Projects in Manila, the exhibition explores the theme of seriality – producing art works in groups or series. The show gathers Filipino artists who are at the forefront and cutting edge of conceptual art in Manila, such as Argie Bandoy, Ringo Bunoan and Bea Camacho.
Left: Untitled 4 by Argie Bandoy, Collage and mixed media on paper, 28 x 20.6 cm
Serial Killers: From Tate Modern to TAKSU Singapore is a part of the Philippine Art Trek 2010, organized by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. The exhibition runs through November 27, 2010.
Duratrans, 134.6 x 124.5 cm
Ringo Bunoan addresses memory, shared experience and everyday objects to create monumental forms. She is the co-founder of Big Sky Mind, a seminal art space founded in 1999 in Manila.
Stills from Turbine Hall performance, size variable
Bea Camacho works with installation, video and performance to explore ideas of distance, absence, memory and loss, often in relation to family and home. This artwork is one of a series of photos of her 11-hour performance at the Turbine Hall, where she knitted a cocoon that eventually covered her body.
Neon installation, dimension variable
Roberto Chabet is one of the most influential contemporary Filipino artists of his generation and a respected figure in shaping the top conceptual artists in the Philippines today. His drawings, collages, sculptures and installations questioning modernity, features ordinary and found materials.
Lead on paper, 22.9 x 30.5 cm
Patricia Eustaquio is an artist as well as fashion designer. Her multi-disciplinary conceptually-based work – often combining painting with ready-made objects and sculpture– are sensual and deeply feminine.
Oil on polaroid prints, 9.5 x 11.4 cm
Lyra Garcellano is a rising contemporary artist and is also well known as the creator and illustrator of the comic strip Atomo and Weboy.
X-ray plates/light box (4 pieces), 50.8 x 55.9 cm composite
Nona Garcia is one of the most acclaimed contemporary young Filipino artists today. Her paintings are counterpoints to spectacle and symbolism as she raises photo realistic depictions, ranging from the banal to the catastrophic, in a grand scale.
C-print, 8.9 x 12.7 cm
Geraldine Javier is one of the Philippines’ finest young painters. Her work emphasizes intellectual engagement over immediate emotional response. She is recognized as a leading figure in contemporary Filipino art both on a local and regional level.
Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 71.1 cm
Pow Martinez is a multidisciplinary artist who also does sound art and sound installation, Currently one of the busiest and most active emerging young artists in Manila, he is a recipient of the 2010 Ateneo Art Awards, a coveted and prestigious award given to Filipino contemporary artists below 35 years old.
Oil, collage and mixed media on canvas paper, 28 x 20.6 cm
Jayson Oliveria was a nominee at the Ateneo Art Awards for two consecutive years (2004, 2005), and received a residency grant at the Big Sky Mind artists projects (2004), then in November Art Space Tetra, Fukuoka, Japan.
Collage on index cards, 20.3 x 25.4 cm
Gary-Ross Pastrana is an artist and curator known for his sculptural installations. Pastrana was the Philippine representative to the 2008 Busan Biennale in Korea, showing Collapsible Stream, a boat airmailed from Japan to Korea in pieces, created during his artist residency in Kyoto.
Assemblage with cigar box and found objects, 45.7 x 45.7 cm
Norberto Roldan is a co-founder and artistic director of Green Papaya Art Projects, one of the last remaining alternative art spaces in the Philippines. Roldan has participated in solo exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Manila and Australia.
Digital print, 50.8 x 35.6 cm
Maria Taniguchi works between Manila and London, where she is currently a LUX Associate Artist. She has worked with painting, sculpture, and video around examining the relationship between abstraction and information.
Collage with silver tinsels, 29.8 x 22.3 cm
Conrado Velasco’s work covers the fields of photography, graphics, printing and sculpture. His String Theory, a set of 51 photographic prints was recently acquired by Manila based Silverlens Photography Foundation for their permanent collection.
Enamel on canvas, 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Swinging between abstract painting and photography, MM Yu’s street images won her the 2007 Ateneo Art Award with the exhibition entitled "thoughts collected, recollected, an installation of photobooks posing as sculptures on a shelf".