Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere opens this 17 February 2019

Feb 03, 2019

The Ateneo Art Gallery celebrates the National Arts Month with the launch of Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere, a touring exhibition curated by Teresa Grandas, organized in partnership with MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and with the assistance of the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.

Domènec is a Catalonian visual artist whose sculptures, photographs and interventions in public space responds to the crisis of modernity and its impact to culture and society. His works have been exhibited in numerous countries such as Mexico, France, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, USA, Finland, Israel, Palestine, Slovenia, and Japan.

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 to the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, and Aretè, with support from Alta Fairs & Exhibit as official handler, and Weekend Craft Ales.

Domènec. Not Here, Not Anywhere opens on 17 February 2019, Sunday, 4PM at the Fredesvinda Almeda Consunji Gallery, Ambeth R Ocampo Gallery, Elizabeth Gokongwei Gallery, and Alicia P Lorenzo Gallery located at the third floor of the museum. Guests may join the curator's walk-through at 2PM.

The Ateneo Art Gallery is located inside the Soledad V Pangilinan Arts Wing of Areté in Ateneo de Manila University.