International artists ‘exposed’ in ‘Fringe’ exhibit

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 experiment #1 (vitamin c and maize silk on paper) is just  one of the installations in Kevin atmadibrata’s ‘vitamin c Kingdom’

Experiment #1 (vitamin c and maize silk on paper) is just one of the installations in Kevin atmadibrata’s ‘vitamin c Kingdom’

BRAZIL’S Paulo Abe, Indonesia’s Kevin Atmadibrata and Romania’s Daniel Djamo exposes themselves through an exhibit under the banner of Fringe Manila. Dubbed Underexposed, the exhibit is running at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery until March 1.

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Underexposed is one of the many exhibits under the fest and is composed of three separate exhibitions rolled into one.

“The Banned Library” by Paulo Abe, writer and artist based in Sao Paulo, discusses the prevalence of censorship of modern and contemporary novels.

Kelvin Atmadibrata features works and performances inspired and stimulated by the fictional claim of Vitamin C as an effective drug for penis enlargement. Characterized by having a rather erotic theme, his creations at “Vitamin C Kingdom” are inspired by Filipino narratives on macho dancers, Ifugao bulols and Baguio barrel-man souvenirs.

 daniel djamo’s ‘birds’ is a video installation

Daniel Djamo’s ‘birds’ is a video installation

Daniel Djamo, an award winning artist and film director, features his creation in “The Birds,” his contribution to Underexposed. The is part of “Nomadaptation,” a larger project that takes on the Romanian migration phenomena.

Aside from Underexposed, Fringe and their partner organizations and spaces have set up exhibits around Manila area for the visual arts cluster of Fringe events. 1335 Mabini Gallery at Mabini Street in Ermita, Manila houses Cocoy Lumbao: Loose Continuity and Tad Ermitano’s Deus Ex Machina.

98B COLLABoratory at the Panpisco Building at Escolta, Manila hosts “Where Do We Grow From Here?” and “Talks” by Kelvin Atmadibrata.

De La Salle College of Saint Benilde hosts Leeroy New’s The Chrysalis Series, Christos Marmeris. And at Human Rights and Light and Space Contemporary, featured are the works of Jason Tecson.

 Paulo abe’s ‘The banned library’

Paulo abe’s ‘The banned library’

Fringe Manila is the Philippine leg of the worldwide Fringe event. Engaging local artists and cultural organizations as well as global artists, Fringe Manila aims to raise the awareness among domestic and international audience of the depth and breadth of artistic endeavors throughout the archipelago and stage and produce a multi-arts festival that caters to both the emerging and the established artist in the Philippine arts scene.

For details on Underexposed and other NCCA Gallery Curatorial Staff at 527-2192 local 308; e-mail inquiries at nccagallery09@gmail.com; or visit www.ncca.gov.ph. For more information on Fringe Manila, visit www.fringemanila.com.

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