|Photos by Francisco Cabuena|
A Reading of Brightness, Dark Clouds Surrounding, an exhibition by Yason Banal, forms the final part of End Frame Video Art Project 3, the 2011-2013 video art festival featuring solo exhibitions of Philippine artists presenting new video work. Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Visual Pond, the exhibition opened at CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) and Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery) on 15 February 2013.
Inspired in part from the former Senate Hall at the National Museum, the Claudio Bravo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, and the Thirteen Artists Awards at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the exhibit reflexively ties this in with the recent boom in Philippine contemporary art.
The work of Yason Banal moves between installation, photography, video, performance, text, curating and pedagogy, taking myriad forms and conceptual strategies in order to explore, perhaps even trigger, suppressed associations and links. He has been exhibited locally and internationally, including the Tate, Frieze Art Fair, IFA Berlin, The Courtauld, Sotheby’s, Guangzhou Triennale, Singapore Biennale and most recently at The Queens Museum of Art, Shanghai Biennale.
The exhibition runs until 12 April 2013 with gallery viewing hours from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph or call the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632) 832-1125 loc 1504/1505 or 832-3702.