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Friday, March 19, 2010

UNNAMEABLE at Manila Contemporary

UNNAMEABLE
27 March - 18 April
Manila Contemporary

Taking off from the final book in Samuel Beckett’s dark trilogy, The Unnamable, the new exhibition curated by Roberto Chabet is a gathering of works that explore the paradoxical nature of human existence. Similar to Beckett’s disjointed run-on sentences and manic breathless prose, which ends famously with the line - “I cant go on, I’ll go on”, the works in the exhibition point to the downward spiral to confront silence and failure in art. By peeling back layers of poetry, formal structures and grand narratives, the artists in The Unnamable attempt to reveal the starkest of truths.

Participating artists include Ronald Achacoso, Catalina Africa, Poklong Andaing, Felix Bacolor, Argie Bandoy, Ringo Bunoan, Bea Camacho, Roberto Chabet, Lena Cobangbang, Louie Cordero, Al Cruz, Cian Dayrit, Lara delos Reyes, Nona Garcia, Nilo Ilarde, Robert Langenegger, Pow Martinez, Jet Melencio, Jayson Oliveria, Mawen Ong, Gina Osterloh, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Raul Rodriguez, Gerardo Tan, Gail and Marija Vicente and MM Yu.

MANILA CONTEMPORARY is a large high-ceiling space of 300 sq. meters located in White Space Manila, located at 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension. A section of the gallery is devoted to private showings and sales of classic paintings and objects which is headed by the gallery’s resident consultant, John L. Silva.
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