The Vexed Contemporary
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD)
GF De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Campus,
Dominga Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1006
From 26 August to 21 November 2015 Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) presents The Vexed Contemporary. This exhibition includes 16 Filipino artists whose practices lend themselves to a global compass, operating using an artistic language that aims to challenge a perennial characterization when represented on local and global platforms.
The exhibition, more importantly, asks questions regarding how contemporary art processes produced a multifaceted paradigm, the challenges of contemporaneity and how the artist treads the precarious balance of a global practice without falling into the mode of essentialism. The exhibition shares work put together to create an environment of participation and mediation, of visual and spatial challenges.
Participating artists: Pio Abad/Poklong Anading/Victor Balanon/Yason Banal/Lena Cobangbang/Louie Cordero/Kiri Dalena/Leslie De Chavez/Kawayan De Guia/Patricia Perez Eustaquio/Cocoy Lumbao/Gina Osterloh/Gary-Ross Pastrana/Ikoy Ricio/Maria Taniguchi/The Weather Bureau