Gallery 6
Ivy Marie Apa – Nice Buenaventura – Alfred Marasigan – Nomar Bayog Miano – Gigi Ocampo – Soika Vomiter | Curated by Tania Smith

Proximity is an exhibition of works by contemporary Filipino artists from Manila and Cebu. The exhibition considers our relationship to place within the framework of what geographers have termed the “new mobilities paradigm” (Sheller and Urry 2006) – an increasingly mobile world of migration, social media and accessible transport. Furthermore, rather than places acting as settings or surfaces upon which things or people move, the idea of approaching place as an ongoing process, as a verb – ‘placing’, ‘spacing,’ ‘landscaping’ (Cresswell 2003) – is proposed as a provocation when grouping together works by artists from one country and presenting their work in another.

This project is supported by the University of San Carlos and Ateneo de Manila University.

You can read artist Tania Smith’s curatorial rationale, here: Proximity