Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale – PAVB

On its 10th year of participation since the country’s return in 2014 at the Venice Biennale, the Philippine Pavilion is proud to present “Sa kabila ng tabing lamang sa panahong ito / Waiting just behind the curtain of this age” featuring the works of Mark Salvatus and curated by Carlos Quijon, Jr.

The exhibition title takes inspiration from Hermano Puli, a revolutionary lay preacher, exploring his life, mystical vision, and influence on anti-colonial movements. Narratives extend to Lucban’s musical traditions, spotlighting the Young Banahaw Orchestra and Babat Orchestra, offering a proto-history of migrant Filipino musicians post-World War II. Through a newly-commissioned video and installation works of Salvatus, the Philippine Pavilion becomes a stage for exploring Mt. Banahaw’s vitality and its interconnectedness with a broader constellation.

In introducing this edition of participation, the cover photo of PAVB socials has changed into the exhibition’s visual identity which uses a “metamorphic motif that recurs in different guises throughout.”

Exhibition set-up has started this week and will be completed days before the visit of the jury on the 3rd week of April. The Opening Ceremony of the Philippine Pavilion is on April 18, 2024, 2:00 pm. It will be open to the public from April 20 to November 24, 2024. Stay tuned to @philartsvenice to learn more about Sa kabila ng tabing lamang sa panahong ito / Waiting just behind the curtain of this age.

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The event is ongoing.


Apr 20, 2024 - Nov 24, 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Artiglierie in Arsenale
Venice, Italy
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