Arndt Art Agency
Passion and Procession 2017
Image credit: Images courtesy The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Photographer: Mim Stirling
Passion and procession: art of the Philippines
Celebrating the diverse and vibrant art of the Philippines
24.06.17 – 07.01.18
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Participarting artists: Santiago Bose, Marina Cruz, Alfredo Esquillo Jr, Nona Garcia, Renato Habulan, Geraldine Javier, Mark Justiniani, Alwin Reamillo, Norberto Roldan and Rodel Tapaya.
Arndt Art Agency is pleased to announce its collaboration in the group show Passion and procession: art of the Philippines.
Passion and procession brings together painting, sculpture, video and installation works from ten contemporary Filipino artists, revealing their very personal responses to faith, history, politics and life in the Philippines.
The works draw on folk mythology, family archives, nature and religious ceremony to reconsider established narratives of history and nation. The artists have used found as well as ritual objects, plant specimens and symbols of precolonial histories to address the ambiguities of faith and science, social inequality and relationship to place. In doing so, they demonstrate a belief in the potential of art to inspire, heal and effect social change.
Accompanying their works is a selection of textiles and sculptural objects from the Philippines given to the Gallery in 2005 by Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter.