• Architecture and film unites under one roof

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    The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts opened an exhibition entitled The Surface of the World on June 6.

    Running until September 27, it is curated by Clare Carolin, former curator at the Modern Art Oxford, the National Touring Exhibitions, and Hayward Gallery, London.

    The Surface of the World aims to bring together the fields of architecture and film for the first time under one roof, giving students and the general public a great opportunity to study the range of technology in both fields and to see its ever-widening influence in society.

    The Surface of the World also features artworks that are all video-based, working within the idea of the moving image, and investigates a range of practices from video works and installations to that of shorts and full-length films.

    Twelve international artists ranging from British, Filipino, Polish, Thai, Dutch, and German nationalities, coming from the lines of art video practitioners and filmmakers, like Saskia Olde Wolbers, Isaac Julien, Julian Rosefeldt and John Smith can be viewed at the exhibit.

    Several of the artists have taken part in major international exhibitions, like Tacita Dean and John Gerrard, both of whom have participated in the Venice Biennale, while other artists have won major awards for their works, like Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul, winner of the Palm d’Or in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and British artist Elizabeth Price, winner of the prestigious Turner Prize, 2012.

    For more information, contact Patricia Paredes (patriciaana.paredes@benilde.edu.ph) or call 230-5100 local 3897.

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