Visual Pond Artspace, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the visual arts. Based in Manila, Visual Pond aims to be a dynamic player in the Philippine contemporary art scene through projects that engage and promote local artists both here and abroad.

We at Visual Pond envision a contemporary art scene that is vibrant, open to experimentation and supported by the community. By taking initiatives and creating opportunities for Filipino artists, we work towards this realization for the visual arts locale.

Asides from Manila-based projects, we are also interested in regional and international exchanges on ideas, concepts and possible collaborations with definite end products.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sorry for the Inconvenience: Photo Documentation

Visual Pond’s End Frame Video Art Project 3: Present, together with Gallery NOVA, presented Manny Montelibano’s Sorry for the Inconvenience, the second exhibition under the 2011-2012 Philippine video art festival. The solo exhibition of Montelibano ran at Gallery NOVA from 13 August to 9 September 2011 with an artist talk held on 16 August.

Examining the idea of aggravating disturbances amidst the thrust for the public good, Sorry for the Inconvenience stages an audio-visual affront on the rhetoric of the politically powerful. In a gathering, manipulation and collision of declamations, the exhibition suggests of the all-consuming nature of dominance, which comes at both the impact and expense of others. 

Montelibano’s Sorry for the Inconvenience follows the first End Frame 3 show of Tad Ermitaño last January. Curated by Clarissa Chikiamco, the theme of the third edition, "Present," refers to the current project’s focus on selected Philippine contemporary artists’ practices in video art. Throughout the festival, each artist stages a show presenting new video work in various venues from 2011 to 2012. Other artists presenting for End Frame 3 include Claro Ramirez, Kiri Dalena, Yason Banal, Kaloy Olavides and Maria Taniguchi.

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