F*ck Art Let's Dance at Manila Contemporary

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 fourteen 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 BEE EYES, Pedicab and Taken By Cars, and DJs Gigee, Chie Castaneda and The Diegos – an opening night unlike any other among Manila’s established galleries.

Contemporary metal wall art. Wall Sculptures by Ash Carl

Participating artists, all handpicked by Kiko Escora, include Sharon Atillo, Shahani Gania, Raena Avella, Otto Terapen (RETARDO), Nixon Marquez, Merryloo, Marvin Tojos, Leah Castaneda, Julius Valledor (BEE EYES), Jujin Samonte, Chris Yniguez, Chi Kotur, Cameron Clark and CHI CHI (BLACK BOOK DESIGN/KST).

The Upset: Young Contemporary Art

F*ck Art, Let’s Dance opens on Friday, 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 s.perez@manilacontemporary.com.
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