F*ck Art, Let’s Dance will stubbornly insist that it has no central theme. But we all know a non-theme is a theme in itself. Its attempt to dichotomize an artist’s life into art=work and dance=fun is, in fact, an allusion to a rebellion against the drudgery of careers, crappy salaries and 9-5 jobs. This exhibit is Kiko Escora’s answer to post-monotony revelry, as the artists temporarily “surrender” their art in its respective space to make way for the much-deserved night of mayhem. “F*ck art (for now), and let’s dance the night away.” -- that’s what it really says.
This exhibit marks the foray of these twelve young artists into the formal gallery system. It is also the first time for a gallery to host an exhibit for Manila’s underground fashion and music scene.
The exhibition will kick off with a party with bands Pedicab and Beeyes, and DJs Gigee, Chi and The Diegos – an opening night unlike any other among Manila’s established galleries.
Participating artists, all handpicked by Kiko Escora, include Cameron Clark, Nixon Marquez, Chi Kotur, Marvin Tojos, Sharon Atillo, Raena Abella, Leah Castaneda, Otto Terapen, Shahani Gania, Jujiin Samonte, CHI CHI and Chris Yniguez.
F*ck Art, Let’s Dance opens on Saturday, 12 March 2010 at 6pm in Manila Contemporary. The exhibition will run until 19 March 2010. Manila Contemporary is located at Whitespace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City. For inquiries about the exhibition, please contact Sidd at 844 7328 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitespace 2314 Chino Roces Avenue
Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
Performances by BEE EYES, Taken by Cars and Pedicab
DJ sets by Gigee, Chie Castaneda and The Diegos
Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Ave.
Pasong Tamo Extension, Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City
The exhibition runs until 19 March