Exhibition

Leeroy New: Mebuyan's Colony

Saturday, 19 Feb 2022 to Saturday, 23 Mar 2024

Wong Chu King Foundation Cove, Ateneo Alumni Association Cove, and the Eli and Elizabeth Hubahib Cove located at the Areté Amphitheater.

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A monumental work approximately 7 meters high and 25 meters wide, Mebuyan’s Colony is a work that marries Leeroy New’s continuing fascination with Philippine mythology and science fiction through an installation of giant spheres on bamboo stilts. The work refers to Mebuyan, a goddess of death and fertility in Bagobo mythology.

Watch this first part of our feature where New discusses the concept and development process for the installation, the collaborations that he envisions for the project starting with agriculturist Jose Felix and other collaborators from various disciplines, and how Mebuyan's Colony can become a platform to open up discussions about critical issues and viable solutions.

Mebuyan's Colony by Leeroy New is on view and open to visitors at the Wong Chu King Foundation Cove, Ateneo Alumni Association Cove, and the Eli and Elizabeth Hubahib Cove located at the Areté Amphitheater.

Mebuyan's Colony is a project from the Ignacio B Gimenez Outdoor Installation Grant Program in Arete. It is organized by the Ateneo Art Gallery, with support from Farm Ready.