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For The Record


FOR THE RECORD : 

Agency and the Crafting of Discourse around Filipino Performance Art 

FOR THE RECORD: a forum on the problematics between historiography and performance Jef Carnay| Lena Cobangbang | Boyet Demesa | Judy Sibayan moderated by Eileen Legaspi Ramirez 3-5pm, 19 January 2013 @ 98B COLLABoratory How is performance art represented in the narratives of Philippine art and what are the problems underlying this stream of creative practice vis-à-vis the disposition of its practitioners to participate in its historicization? Alternately, how do artists and witnesses (or audience- participants who include the critic-historian) produce themselves through documentation, these moments of historicization--which Rebecca Schneider calls “performance remains?” How is documentation re-constituted as an aspect of a history of performance art practice? Taking off from Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez's ongoing research on the problematics between historiography and performance, this forum will attempt to tease out and confront narratives of performance art in the Philippines as evoked in a discussion among artists who constitute the field through a spectrum of performative practices.

Photos by Dante Castillo & Vitzka Altre

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For The Record


FOR THE RECORD : 

Agency and the Crafting of Discourse around Filipino Performance Art 

FOR THE RECORD: a forum on the problematics between historiography and performance Jef Carnay| Lena Cobangbang | Boyet Demesa | Judy Sibayan moderated by Eileen Legaspi Ramirez 3-5pm, 19 January 2013 @ 98B COLLABoratory How is performance art represented in the narratives of Philippine art and what are the problems underlying this stream of creative practice vis-à-vis the disposition of its practitioners to participate in its historicization? Alternately, how do artists and witnesses (or audience- participants who include the critic-historian) produce themselves through documentation, these moments of historicization--which Rebecca Schneider calls “performance remains?” How is documentation re-constituted as an aspect of a history of performance art practice? Taking off from Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez's ongoing research on the problematics between historiography and performance, this forum will attempt to tease out and confront narratives of performance art in the Philippines as evoked in a discussion among artists who constitute the field through a spectrum of performative practices.

Photos by Dante Castillo & Vitzka Altre

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Flyover 158-98B Presentation


Presentations by Con Cabrera, Yumiko Ishihara, Don Dalmacio, Jun Honma, Mayumi Hirano and Mark Salvatus

Flyover 158-98B Presentation


Presentations by Con Cabrera, Yumiko Ishihara, Don Dalmacio, Jun Honma, Mayumi Hirano and Mark Salvatus

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Keijiro Suzuki - Cross Cultural


Keijiro Suzuki’s main subject is about perceptions and context in life. The talk will elaborate his own observations about culture and perspectives in cross-cultural context. His current interest is about development and formation of culture and influences of Japan and other countries by referring to history and current social, cultural and political situations both in Japan and other countries. The talk will focus on his observations and analysis addressed through his installation work and his method, as well as his recent observation on Asia regions through his artistic and curatorial perspectives.

Keijiro Suzuki received his BA in Humanities and Social sciences from Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan, in 2004. Suzuki completed his MFA in Sculpture from University of Houston in 

2010. He has exhibited his projects and work widely such as Houston Center for Photography (Houston, the U.S.), Saltworks gallery (Atlanta, the U.S.), the Blaffer gallery (Houston, the U.S.), Jakarta Biennale #14 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and UniCredit Bank Sofia (Sofia, Bulgaria). He has also participated in numerous artist in residence programs including Project Row Houses (Houston, the U.S.), Diverseworks (Houston, the U.S.) Hilmsen residence project (Salzwedel, Germany) and GlogauAIR (Berlin, Germany). He has also worked on curatorial projects and art and community development projects such as Station Museum of Contemporary Art, the temporary space and Akiyoshidai International Art Village among others. 

http://www.keijirosuzuki.net/

Keijiro Suzuki - Cross Cultural


Keijiro Suzuki’s main subject is about perceptions and context in life. The talk will elaborate his own observations about culture and perspectives in cross-cultural context. His current interest is about development and formation of culture and influences of Japan and other countries by referring to history and current social, cultural and political situations both in Japan and other countries. The talk will focus on his observations and analysis addressed through his installation work and his method, as well as his recent observation on Asia regions through his artistic and curatorial perspectives.

Keijiro Suzuki received his BA in Humanities and Social sciences from Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan, in 2004. Suzuki completed his MFA in Sculpture from University of Houston in 

2010. He has exhibited his projects and work widely such as Houston Center for Photography (Houston, the U.S.), Saltworks gallery (Atlanta, the U.S.), the Blaffer gallery (Houston, the U.S.), Jakarta Biennale #14 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and UniCredit Bank Sofia (Sofia, Bulgaria). He has also participated in numerous artist in residence programs including Project Row Houses (Houston, the U.S.), Diverseworks (Houston, the U.S.) Hilmsen residence project (Salzwedel, Germany) and GlogauAIR (Berlin, Germany). He has also worked on curatorial projects and art and community development projects such as Station Museum of Contemporary Art, the temporary space and Akiyoshidai International Art Village among others. 

http://www.keijirosuzuki.net/

Loven Ramos - Artrepreneurship


Artrepreneurship is the merging of two unlikely, conflicting worlds – business and art. It’s about finding the balance of connecting your work to an audience, making your work and profession as an artist financially viable, and finding fulfillment in the entire process. Loven Ramos is a visual poet who had a rocky start with art. After being refused by his folks to study Fine Arts for practical purposes, he packed his bags after college and moved to Manila to try his luck in art but was rejected from one gallery to another. 

He became an accidental ART-repreneur when he moved to Cambodia from the Philippines in 2005 where he began his journey as a graphic designer for a hotel then eventually became a full time artist – leading to exhibitions in Beijing, Singapore and New York. He then collaborated with artist and designer friends to open the One Gallery, Poetry and ArtDeli in Siem Reap and Artillery in Phnom Penh. Last year, he opened 1961 - a hybrid of hotel, gallery, residence for visiting artists and performance space. He also co-founded Angkor Art Explo - a traveling art festival in Siem Reap and Battambang. He is currently organizing the Northern Kingdoms Poetry Journeys, a two-city writing festival in Siem Reap and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photos by Artist Madhouse & http://www.elevateapparel.com/

Loven Ramos - Artrepreneurship


Artrepreneurship is the merging of two unlikely, conflicting worlds – business and art. It’s about finding the balance of connecting your work to an audience, making your work and profession as an artist financially viable, and finding fulfillment in the entire process. Loven Ramos is a visual poet who had a rocky start with art. After being refused by his folks to study Fine Arts for practical purposes, he packed his bags after college and moved to Manila to try his luck in art but was rejected from one gallery to another. 

He became an accidental ART-repreneur when he moved to Cambodia from the Philippines in 2005 where he began his journey as a graphic designer for a hotel then eventually became a full time artist – leading to exhibitions in Beijing, Singapore and New York. He then collaborated with artist and designer friends to open the One Gallery, Poetry and ArtDeli in Siem Reap and Artillery in Phnom Penh. Last year, he opened 1961 - a hybrid of hotel, gallery, residence for visiting artists and performance space. He also co-founded Angkor Art Explo - a traveling art festival in Siem Reap and Battambang. He is currently organizing the Northern Kingdoms Poetry Journeys, a two-city writing festival in Siem Reap and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photos by Artist Madhouse & http://www.elevateapparel.com/

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Magandang Hapon! The first talk at 98B Escolta


​Study Session Volume 2: 

Filipino Artists Impart their Ventures and Adventures in Japan

Thank you to those who came to 98B’s first presentation at our new space in Escolta. 

Magandang Hapon! is the second installment of the lecture series for the 98B (Manila) and Koganecho (Yokohama) research and project residency program. Artists Buen Calubayan and Leeroy New will share their encounters, trials and recollections while engaged in their creative pursuits in Japan. Calubayan was part of the JENESYS’ curator-in residence program at Aomori Contemporary Art Center in 2011, while New was a participating artist at the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in 2009.

The 98B residency and research project is granted by Japan Foundation and Pola Art Foundation in cooperation with Koganecho Area management in Yokohama.

RSVP Con 09266733857

Magandang Hapon! The first talk at 98B Escolta


​Study Session Volume 2: 

Filipino Artists Impart their Ventures and Adventures in Japan

Thank you to those who came to 98B’s first presentation at our new space in Escolta. 

Magandang Hapon! is the second installment of the lecture series for the 98B (Manila) and Koganecho (Yokohama) research and project residency program. Artists Buen Calubayan and Leeroy New will share their encounters, trials and recollections while engaged in their creative pursuits in Japan. Calubayan was part of the JENESYS’ curator-in residence program at Aomori Contemporary Art Center in 2011, while New was a participating artist at the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in 2009.

The 98B residency and research project is granted by Japan Foundation and Pola Art Foundation in cooperation with Koganecho Area management in Yokohama.

RSVP Con 09266733857

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Meeting of Characters X Pilipinas Street Plan


PILIPINAS STREET PLAN X MEETING OF CHARACTERS (PSP X MOC)

PSP X MOC Manila X KL

Marikina to 98B Escolta

Tawnie, Egg Fiasco, Spade, Escape, Chill, Knockout, Snozze, Jood

photos by Jood and 98B

special thanks to Wesley Valenzuela

Meeting of Characters X Pilipinas Street Plan


PILIPINAS STREET PLAN X MEETING OF CHARACTERS (PSP X MOC)

PSP X MOC Manila X KL

Marikina to 98B Escolta

Tawnie, Egg Fiasco, Spade, Escape, Chill, Knockout, Snozze, Jood

photos by Jood and 98B

special thanks to Wesley Valenzuela

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Mimi Tecson - Revisit


​Mimi Tecson - Revisit

Mimi Tecson talked about her recent project about memory, objects and space. Through REVISITING Aling Nene’s Sari-sari Store where she brought to life her grandmother’s old store in Sampaloc, Manila as an installation at the Koganecho Bazaar 2012. This is an annual art project in Yokohama, Japan. Mimi was part of their 3-month artist residency program. 

Mimi Tecson’s art focuses on the usage of various objects as a means of recollecting and representing memories. A strong emotional connection to objects and its sentimentality provide the foundation for her work. Tecson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of the Holy Spirit and has exhibited her works in various venues such as Vargas Museum, Singapore Art Museum 8Q, Blanc Gallery and Art Informal 

http://mimitecson.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.koganecho.net/

 

Mimi Tecson - Revisit


​Mimi Tecson - Revisit

Mimi Tecson talked about her recent project about memory, objects and space. Through REVISITING Aling Nene’s Sari-sari Store where she brought to life her grandmother’s old store in Sampaloc, Manila as an installation at the Koganecho Bazaar 2012. This is an annual art project in Yokohama, Japan. Mimi was part of their 3-month artist residency program. 

Mimi Tecson’s art focuses on the usage of various objects as a means of recollecting and representing memories. A strong emotional connection to objects and its sentimentality provide the foundation for her work. Tecson earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College of the Holy Spirit and has exhibited her works in various venues such as Vargas Museum, Singapore Art Museum 8Q, Blanc Gallery and Art Informal 

http://mimitecson.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.koganecho.net/

 

"Salam Kenal : A Greeting from Indonesia" Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Salam Kenal : A Greeting from Indonesia" 

Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

Papermoon Puppet Theatre is a 6 year old puppet company based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is ran by Iwan Effendi and Maria Tri Sulistyani (Ria). Drawing on the hip, youthful vibe of Indonesia’s preeminent college town and arts hotspot Yogyakarta, the company uses the whimsy and seeming innocence o

f beautiful, simple puppets to create multimedia performances. These tackle political persecution and the personal side of history, in a way that promises to bring Indonesian history home and spark dialogue among audience and artists. Combining Iwan's experience as a visual artist and Ria's work as a children's book author and illustrator have resulted into interesting performances on and off the stage. 

On their one month residency with Manila Contemporary, they are learning, absorbing, observing and sharing life and art in Philippines. 

Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre

December 2 | Sunday | 3PM 

http://www.papermoonpuppet.com/

RSVP: 09393744889 98B Art COLLABoratory 413 Escolta St. Mezanine Level, First United Building Binondo, Manila, PHILIPPINES 1000

"Salam Kenal : A Greeting from Indonesia" Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Salam Kenal : A Greeting from Indonesia" 

Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

Papermoon Puppet Theatre is a 6 year old puppet company based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is ran by Iwan Effendi and Maria Tri Sulistyani (Ria). Drawing on the hip, youthful vibe of Indonesia’s preeminent college town and arts hotspot Yogyakarta, the company uses the whimsy and seeming innocence o

f beautiful, simple puppets to create multimedia performances. These tackle political persecution and the personal side of history, in a way that promises to bring Indonesian history home and spark dialogue among audience and artists. Combining Iwan's experience as a visual artist and Ria's work as a children's book author and illustrator have resulted into interesting performances on and off the stage. 

On their one month residency with Manila Contemporary, they are learning, absorbing, observing and sharing life and art in Philippines. 

Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre

December 2 | Sunday | 3PM 

http://www.papermoonpuppet.com/

RSVP: 09393744889 98B Art COLLABoratory 413 Escolta St. Mezanine Level, First United Building Binondo, Manila, PHILIPPINES 1000

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Yumiko Ishihara - Progress Report


Yumiko Ishihara - Progress Report


98B Reports Vol. 1


​98B rePORTS Vol. 1

​Mark Salvatus + Marika Constantino + Con Cabrera

98B presents the first installment of rePORTS, a new venue under the program “Talks”. It begins with a dock, harbor or airport; this starting point brings forth different occurrences which become more meaningful when it is communicated to others. As such, it features local artist presentations of their trips, residencies, or conferences outside of the Philippines. rePORTS aims to provide a platform where artists who have gone overseas can impart to the local art community the process they went through before, during and after these trips, and more significantly, their experiences and learnings.

The presentors for rePORTS Vol. 01 are:

Mark Salvatus: Limburg, Belgium for Hotel Immigrantes, a parallel event of Manifesta 9. He will talk about the importance of ArtisteConnect’s role, a crowd-sourcing website, on his participation in Hotel Immigrantes and will tackle this alternative way of securing funds outside of institutional means.

Marika Constantino: Bandung, Indonesia for Arte Polis 4 conference and her residency at Roma Arts. She will briefly touch on the underrated power of networking and how opportunities abroad push you to step out of your comfort zones.

Con Cabrera: Singapore for HAO Summit. She will talk about the conference’s topic of culture and subculture. She will also present the idea of collaboration and co-production of knowledge.

98B “Talks”: rePORTS Vol. 01 will happen on Saturday, 1 September 2012, 3 pm at 98B Art COLLABoratory, Mezzanine Floor, First United Building, 413 Escolta, Manila. This is to be preceded by the raffle draw for 98B’s Enveloped at 1 pm

98B Reports Vol. 1


​98B rePORTS Vol. 1

​Mark Salvatus + Marika Constantino + Con Cabrera

98B presents the first installment of rePORTS, a new venue under the program “Talks”. It begins with a dock, harbor or airport; this starting point brings forth different occurrences which become more meaningful when it is communicated to others. As such, it features local artist presentations of their trips, residencies, or conferences outside of the Philippines. rePORTS aims to provide a platform where artists who have gone overseas can impart to the local art community the process they went through before, during and after these trips, and more significantly, their experiences and learnings.

The presentors for rePORTS Vol. 01 are:

Mark Salvatus: Limburg, Belgium for Hotel Immigrantes, a parallel event of Manifesta 9. He will talk about the importance of ArtisteConnect’s role, a crowd-sourcing website, on his participation in Hotel Immigrantes and will tackle this alternative way of securing funds outside of institutional means.

Marika Constantino: Bandung, Indonesia for Arte Polis 4 conference and her residency at Roma Arts. She will briefly touch on the underrated power of networking and how opportunities abroad push you to step out of your comfort zones.

Con Cabrera: Singapore for HAO Summit. She will talk about the conference’s topic of culture and subculture. She will also present the idea of collaboration and co-production of knowledge.

98B “Talks”: rePORTS Vol. 01 will happen on Saturday, 1 September 2012, 3 pm at 98B Art COLLABoratory, Mezzanine Floor, First United Building, 413 Escolta, Manila. This is to be preceded by the raffle draw for 98B’s Enveloped at 1 pm

Keijiro Suzuki: A Short Talk and Presentation


Keijiro Suzuki: A Short Talk and Presentation


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Seungki Cho & Clarissa Chikiamco


98B:CONTEXT


Notes from Cho and Lisa @98B

With the aim of gathering a community of artists, curators, cultural workers, and other practitioners; and providing a platform for discussions, 98B launched its public program for the year beginning with the talk of Seungki Cho and Lisa Chikiamco on 30 January 2012. 

Seungki Cho is an intermedia artist and the Director of Art Space Mite/Ugro in Gwangju, South Korea. Cho talked about the beginnings of the non-profit space Mite/Ugro which was founded by young artists and directors in 2009. It was an effort to revitalize Dae-in Market, a traditional Korean market at odds with the burgeoning large-scale department stores in Gwangju. Cho traced how artists, poets, journalists, and publishers began to occupy the space and function organically within the market set-up. He shared with the group the challenges of managing an independent space while harnessing minimal government and institutional support; and problematized it in the context of Gwangju, a city envisioned by the local government to be the “cultural hub of Asia”. He also discussed how some sustainable projects like the cafe and vendo-machine create a modest income to support artists’ projects. Finally, Cho presented the programs of Mite/Ugro which includes exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, support for young artists engaged in experimental arts, international exchanges, including the recently held 2011 Asia Young Artist Festival (AYAF) where Lisa Chikiamco was part of. 

Lisa Chikiamco, an independent curator and writer based in Manila, first encountered Gwangju as a participant in the biennale’s International Curator Course in 2010. In 2011, she was invited by Cho to take part of the AYAF along with other artists and curators from Asia. In the talk at 98B, Lisa shared her experiences in collaborating with a network of artists, curators, and cultural workers through the activities of AYAF which included a Tent School workshop for university students; and an exhibition and performance at the Kunsthalle Gwangju. Lisa also recalled her experience as a resident of Zaza, a guesthouse managed by Art Space Mite/Ugro.

TEXT:  LOUISE ANNE MARCELINO
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Louise Anne Marcelino is a Museum Researcher at the Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines-Diliman since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Studies in 2007, magna cum laude; and currently a graduate student of Museum Studies in UP. In 2011, she was a research fellow at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. In the same year, she co-wrote a paper for Museum 2011: Building Identity-The Making of National Museums for a conference at the National Museum of History,Taipei, Taiwan.

Her current research interests include systems of representation in particular cities (Marikina City and Quezon City, Philippines); artist-run spaces and initiatives; as well as museum education. She is currently working on a catalogue essay for the intermedia artist Jana Kuznetsov; commissioned by the Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, Romania and IFA (Institut fur Auslandbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany).

Seungki Cho & Clarissa Chikiamco


98B:CONTEXT


Notes from Cho and Lisa @98B

With the aim of gathering a community of artists, curators, cultural workers, and other practitioners; and providing a platform for discussions, 98B launched its public program for the year beginning with the talk of Seungki Cho and Lisa Chikiamco on 30 January 2012. 

Seungki Cho is an intermedia artist and the Director of Art Space Mite/Ugro in Gwangju, South Korea. Cho talked about the beginnings of the non-profit space Mite/Ugro which was founded by young artists and directors in 2009. It was an effort to revitalize Dae-in Market, a traditional Korean market at odds with the burgeoning large-scale department stores in Gwangju. Cho traced how artists, poets, journalists, and publishers began to occupy the space and function organically within the market set-up. He shared with the group the challenges of managing an independent space while harnessing minimal government and institutional support; and problematized it in the context of Gwangju, a city envisioned by the local government to be the “cultural hub of Asia”. He also discussed how some sustainable projects like the cafe and vendo-machine create a modest income to support artists’ projects. Finally, Cho presented the programs of Mite/Ugro which includes exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies, support for young artists engaged in experimental arts, international exchanges, including the recently held 2011 Asia Young Artist Festival (AYAF) where Lisa Chikiamco was part of. 

Lisa Chikiamco, an independent curator and writer based in Manila, first encountered Gwangju as a participant in the biennale’s International Curator Course in 2010. In 2011, she was invited by Cho to take part of the AYAF along with other artists and curators from Asia. In the talk at 98B, Lisa shared her experiences in collaborating with a network of artists, curators, and cultural workers through the activities of AYAF which included a Tent School workshop for university students; and an exhibition and performance at the Kunsthalle Gwangju. Lisa also recalled her experience as a resident of Zaza, a guesthouse managed by Art Space Mite/Ugro.

TEXT:  LOUISE ANNE MARCELINO
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Louise Anne Marcelino is a Museum Researcher at the Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines-Diliman since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art Studies in 2007, magna cum laude; and currently a graduate student of Museum Studies in UP. In 2011, she was a research fellow at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. In the same year, she co-wrote a paper for Museum 2011: Building Identity-The Making of National Museums for a conference at the National Museum of History,Taipei, Taiwan.

Her current research interests include systems of representation in particular cities (Marikina City and Quezon City, Philippines); artist-run spaces and initiatives; as well as museum education. She is currently working on a catalogue essay for the intermedia artist Jana Kuznetsov; commissioned by the Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, Romania and IFA (Institut fur Auslandbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany).