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Residencies Studio Sessions: Instructions on Viewing the Landscape, lecture by Buen Calubayan (Philippines), Artist-in-Residence
Buen Calubayan, Instructions on Viewing the Landscape, 2015, digital image. Courtesy the artist.
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Residencies Studio Sessions: Instructions on Viewing the Landscape, lecture by Buen Calubayan (Philippines), Artist-in-Residence
14 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017  7.30 – 9.00pm
FEE: Free

Buen Calubayan’s Instructions on Viewing the Landscape formulates a method of understanding the world and negotiating our position in it. It takes the form of a diagram and a set of instructions that allow us to unpack the patterns of representation and the processes of perception. In his lecture, Calubayan will employ the rules of perspective in order to locate the vanishing point in several 19th century artworks related to the representation of the Philippines to foreground “the bigger picture” and locate our current position within an expanded landscape. Framing techniques and temporal and spatial coordinates are discussed as a way to organize and archive nature and history.

The talk will be held in the artist's studio at Studio #01–02, Blk 37 Malan Road. 

BIOGRAPHY

Buen Calubayan (b. 1980, Philippines) interweaves politics, religion, history, and identity combining the autobiographical with the art historical in a continuous process of re-contextualisation. The historical influence of Western canons on Filipino art and his own personal struggle to find validation as an artist often merge with broader reflections on the greater state of affairs of his country and the problematic writing of its socio-cultural histories. His most recent solo exhibitions include Biowork, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines (2015) and Idiot knows No Country, La Trobe University Visual Arts Center, Bendigo, Australia (2014).

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