7 December 2017 – 4 March 2018

Closing reception 4 March 2018 l 11am – 2pm

RSVP by emailing mcad@benilde.edu.ph

Featuring works from: James Beckett, Hrair Sarkissian, Amie Siegel, Eugenio Tibaldi

Urban environments as perceived centers are showing signs of implosion and the edges are starting to fray. Flatlands ascribes the idea of flatness to the re-imagination of ‘peripheral’ sites as points of origin rather than as geographies often marked as colonized territories.  While globalization tends towards homogeneity, glossing over the complexities of histories of colonialism and cross-cultural exchanges, the artists in the exhibition seek out stories hidden, dismissed or forgotten. Across all the works in the exhibition, each of the artists engaged with sites from cities to closed rooms, re-orienting various notions of origin and influence. Flatlands looks upon the efforts of decolonization through readings of our constructed environment from that of African cities, India’s Chandigarh, to the Neapolitan beaches of the town of Licola.

The exhibition is supported by the Embassies of the United States and Italy in the Philippines.

Public Programs
FREE and open to the public

Jan 16  |  Journey to the Center and the Periphery  | 3pm | MCAD Multimedia Room |

A discussion with Timothy James Vitales from the National Museum of the Philippines on the archaeology of early societies in the Philippines and the role of the center and periphery in their development until the advent of Spanish colonization.

Jan 26-27  |  Reimagining Three-Dimensions  |  

A two-day, hands-on workshop exploring traditional paper based and future augmented reality pop-up design and making.

Feb 8  |  Anthony Huberman: Public Lecture  |  

Anthony Huberman is a world-renowned independent curator and writer. He was the founding director of The Artist’s Institute, New York and is the current director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, a nonprofit exhibition venue and research institute for contemporary art. Join Anthony as he reflects on this past and current projects.

Feb 6  |  The Right to Be Forgotten: A Discussion on the Ethics of Memory  |  

The past and post-scarcity data overload present challenges. Challenges in terms of defining the right to be forgotten, the implications on human need for community and right to be remembered in the digital age. Join three critical thinkers in the field as they debate these challenges.

Full details for each program will be made available on our News Page.