Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Uncommon Sense (Trauma, Interrupted, Too) in CCP - April 2-30, 2009

Uncommon Sense (trauma, interrupted, too)
Group show feat. Gina Osterloh
April 2-30, 2009
Cultural Center of the Philippines Hallways
Opening reception: Thursday, April 2, 5pm

The House of Comfort Art Network or ARTHOC, in cooperation with the Drawing Room, Silverlens Gallery, Tin-aw and Britania Art Projects, present Uncommon Sense: trauma, interrupted, too, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (second floor hallway) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (third floor hallway), April 2 to 30. The public is invited to the opening at 5pm, April 2.

Curated by University of the Philippines art studies professor Dr. Flaudette May Datuin, this show is a sequel to the first trauma, interrupted Exhibition held at the CCP, June to July 2007, with 18 women artists from six countries participating. Trauma, interrupted, too or TI2 will feature at least 20 male and female artists who will show works that focus – as in the first trauma, interrupted – not on the representation of trauma, per se or its source (the traumatic event), but on the ways by which trauma as trope and as frame can unsettle and disrupt “common sense” narratives and representations in the everyday where pain, suffering, coping and making sense of trauma becomes a political rather than a solitary struggle and mode of resistance.

Participating artists include TI1 “originals”: Gina Osterloh, Alma Quinto, Judy Freya Sibayan and Ann Wizer. These women will be joined by colleagues from various age groups, political and artistic persuasions, working on a range of media: Leo Abaya, Roberto Acosta, John Paul Antido, Juan Alfredo Aquilizan, Elvert de la Cruz Bañares, Marika Constantino, Marina Cruz, Gilda Cordero Fernando, Mael de Guzman, Kiko Escora, Eric Guazon, Winner Jumalon, Neil Manalo, Jim Orencio, Claro Ramirez, Don Salubayba, Teena Saulo, Cristina Taniguchi, Maria Taniguchi, Jaypee Samson, Jerson Samson, Julius Samson, Rodel Tapaya, Juanito Torres, Pamela Yan and Abby Yao.

ARTHOC, a non-stock, non-profit organization that believes in the power of art to empower, heal and comfort the afflicted, emerged from the first trauma, interrupted exhibition. It takes its name from Alma Quinto’s House of Comfort Art Project conceived and conducted for trauma, interrupted in the form of workshops for marginalized and traumatized communities nationwide.

CCP is located at Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, please call ARTHOC at 414-7446 and 0917 407 9196 or CCP at 8323702.

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