Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere opened at the Fredesvinda Almeda Consunji Gallery, Ambeth R Ocampo Gallery, Elizabeth Gokongwei Gallery, and Alicia P Lorenzo Gallery located at the third floor of Ateneo Art Gallery. It will run until May 26.
Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere is a touring exhibition by Catalan artist, Domènec, organized in partnership with MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and with the assistance of the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.
Curated by Teresa Grandas, the Manila iteration presents more than ten (10) works from the MACBA exhibition which offers an overview of Domènec’s artistic practice since the 1990s. It also includes two new works that he had developed after his 10-day visit to Manila last July 2018.
In Not Here, Not Anywhere, Domènec uses modernist architecture and city planning as starting points to tease out issues related to the politics of urban development and its social impact on its stakeholders. Largely based on anthropological research and narratives from different local contexts, he makes use of photography, videos, archives, and installations to start a dialogue on how these projects have failed to address basic social and human needs.
This exhibition tour to the Philippines is organized by the Ateneo Art Gallery and MACBA Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and Aretè, with support from Alta Fairs & Exhibit as the official handler, and Weekend Craft Ales.