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Fiona Gavino holds first solo exhibition, ‘In-between-spaces’

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents In-between-spaces, a solo exhibition by Fiona Gavino at the CCP Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4/F Hallway Gallery). The exhibition runs until September 20.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents In-between-spaces, a solo exhibition by Fiona Gavino at the CCP Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4/F Hallway Gallery).  The exhibition runs until September 20.

in between spaces

War can have an intergenerational effect on families. It manifests within artist Gavino’s ideas about egalitarianism, culture, identity, as well as in her art practice.

Space is a three-dimensional realm in which objects and circumstances become part of the unavoidable framework for organizing and referencing individual experiences. However, space is only created by boundaries, lines or structures that allows the eye to define space, to make sense of it, and to engage with it. Cultural space is more ambiguous and cannot as easily be defined by the drawing of lines and the ‘pigeon-holing’ of identities.

The works in In-between-spaces exudes a unique ethnicity, the foundations of which lay within the artist’s family heritage and lived experiences. The exhibition is about Gavino’s ideas about cultural and architectural space, which she intersects with the Filipino material cultural traditions of basket weaving and contemporary visual dialogues. The artist’s perception of space is defined in the gallery by a collection of ‘relations’ between object, viewer, and experience.

Gavino, with her Filipino, Maori, and Australian heritage, is interested in and influenced by working with the idea of fusions. Amalgamations in inter-cultural dialogues and mixing the aesthetic of the natural/physical, the manufactured/formal and the digital/perceptual is used to punctuate her ideas around what can happen or exist in the spaces in-between.

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In-between-spaces consists of sculptural installations, videos, and two-dimensional wall reliefs that represents the artist’s notions of being in between countries and cultural and artistic genres. Gavino believes that being ‘in-between’ is an interesting place to exist. It is a space that is less restrictive and more creative, where notions of existence and self-legitimizing identities can flourish.

Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

For more information, call the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production  and Exhibition Department at (+632) 832-1125 loc. 1504, (+632) 832-3702, or (+63 920) 4700690; email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com; or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

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