Alwin Reamillo constantly fragments, manipulates, and retranslates often prescribed historical and contemporary interpretations, languages and symbols from popular culture embroiled in this dissonance of discourses. The fascination with (re)interpretation and transference sees him continually mix disparate references to propose new meaning with mutability and impermanence accepted and desired corollaries. A motif that he revisits often is José Rizal’s image on the ubiquitous matchbox in the Philippines. As Reamillo explains, "For me, Rizal’s face on the matchbox is a kind of trivialisation – his significance reduced to a common day kitchen implement is far removed from the ideas that he represents. Most know Rizal as a matchbox, similar to his face on the now devalued one peso coin." Through his signature of layering meaning, Reamillo’s work is charged with a palimpsest of provocations and interpretations requiring the viewer to invest time to consider the various associations and comparative juxtapositions. __________ Alwin Reamillo pictured at AFP with his "Matchbox" series, 2015 - 2017, mixed media on constructed wooden box, found objects. Dimensions variable. __________ Alwin's new works are currently on view at our booth (44, 7F) at Art Fair Philippines (@artfairph). __________ #arndtfineart #contemporaryart #philippineart #mixedmedia #installation #wasak #artfairph #philippines
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Contributing writer Ren Aguila interviews Alwin Reamillo. Reamillo's work its represent at ARNDT Gallery in this year's edition of Art Fair Philippines.
Contributing writer Marz Aglipay interviews Can Yavuz of Yavuz Gallery, a Singapore-based gallery that exhibited Max Balatbat and Winner Jumalon at Art Stage Singapore.
At this year’s Art Stage Singapore, Yavuz Gallery opted to present a solo exhibition by Max Balatbat and a large-scale work by Winner Jumalon. It shows a growing regard for Balatbat and Jumalon—two Filipino artists chosen from the gallery’s roster of Southeast Asian artists. We spoke with gallery founder Can Yavuz about how they came up with their show.
text and photos by Marz Aglipay
“In Search of Europe” is a highly engaging lecture-performance presented by Lucas De Man for college students at the UP Theater on March 15, 2016. The performance is part of the Inspire Innovation lecture series organized by the Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy in Manila.
Text by Ren Aguila
Photos by Rina Atienza
It was in the early evening when, after a long walk from the closed-off entrance to the Circuit Makati compound, we arrived at Wanderland 2016. I had been in the vicinity in the early afternoon, waiting for my companion and both of us were not too eager to venture in the early March heat. It would have been a treat to see the Wanderband winner for 2016, Oh, Flamingo! or even the likes of Jensen and the Flips or Cheats, who are taking the stage in a festival with foreign acts for the second time this year. (The first was at Laneway.)
Day Two of Art Fair Philippines 2016: The “music boxes” edition
February 18 - We See Something New Every Day
The first public day of Art Fair Philippines 2016 saw a fairly large number of people fill up the three
stories of the Link parking building, converted over the space of a month into a space for showing off and trading in art. My first impression of it was that, unlike previous years, the feel was more subdued, with almost none of the spectacles that distinguished past editions. The closest to be had was an early Instagram favorite, Mark Justiniani’s play on optics.
Interview by Ren Aguila Photos courtesy of WSK
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