Art, Exhibit, Lobby, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

Echo Studies | Maria Taniguchi

Echo Studies
Maria Taniguchi

30 March to 28 May 2011
Lobby and West Wing Gallery

Opening Reception on
30 March, Wednesday, 4pm

The Vargas Museum presents the exhibition Echo Studies by Maria Taniguchi. It opens on 30 March 2011, 4pm at the Lobby and West Wing Gallery and ends on 28 May 2011.

Echo Studies reflects Taniguchi’s practice in the “sublimation of the intersections in information sharing and research”. It focuses on how the researcher’s decisions, sensitivities, and process continuously challenge scientific objectivity in the creation and manipulation of data. Employing sound, video, painting, drawing, and installation, the artist probes relationships among subject, representation, and process. Taniguchi brings in this exhibition a large-scale geometric abstract painting, Untitled Mirrors rendered meticulously with black brick-like designs revealing the potential of pattern to “reflect information”. Echo Studies also foregrounds the artist’s notion of the tropics through a recent work in Romblon, an island south of the Manila known for marble production.

Maria Taniguchi (b. 1981) graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Fine Arts, major in sculpture. She took her MFA Art Practice in Goldsmiths London in 2009. In the same year, Taniguchi was accepted in the LUX Associate Artists Programme, an arts agency supported by Arts Council England. Taniguchi has exhibited extensively both locally and abroad. Her recent exhibitions include Roving Eye: Video from Southeast Asia (SorlandetsKunstmuseum, Norway); JUMP CUT Dialectic Dream (The Barber Shop, Lisbon); Complete and Unabridged (Osage, Hong Kong and La Salle, Singapore); +Pyramid (Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila); and VIDEO e identidad cultural en Filipinas (CAIXAFORUM, Barcelona).

For more information, please call the Vargas Museum at (+632) 9281927, (+632) 981-85-00 loc. 4024 or e-mail vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

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About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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