Originally posted on Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center:
Feast and Famine | Oca Villamiel
15 May to 13 June 2014 at the GF Lobby and West Wing Galleries
The UP Vargas Museum in cooperation with Light and Space Contemporary opens Feast and Famine, Oscar Villamiel’s fifth one-man exhibition on May 15, Thursday, 6PM at the Lobby and West Wing Galleries of the museum.
In Feast and Famine, Villamiel gathers and displays detritus and discards as a form of testimony: traces of the living in a milieu permeated by malaise.
The exhibition combines several forms of artistic expression that Villamiel has explored over the years: installation, painting, mixed media and assemblage. But going beyond formal or technical concerns, Villamiel salvages and rearranges found objects as traces of social reality. Handmade cages filled with an assortment of discards and artifacts collected around the country harbour narratives of survival. Hundreds of dolls salvaged from one of the country’s largest dumpsites…
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