UP Vargas Museum and The Japan Foundation, Manila presented the exhibition Forces at Work last December 2014- January 2015. The full exhibition catalog is now online for public use. To view the catalog, click the image above or go to this link.
Forces at Work comprises four curatorial projects from selected participants of the Curatorial Development Program, a workshop initiated by Vargas Museum and the local office of The Japan Foundation every two years since 2009. The four chosen curators were Con Cabrera, Merv Espina, Ricky Francisco and Mayumi Hirano. The program included curatorial workshops by Patrick Flores of Vargas Museum, Mami Kataoka of the Mori Art Museum and Yukie Kamiya of the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art.
Together with their counterparts in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, the four curators were invited to a short-term residency in Japan, visiting cultural institutions, museums, galleries, and independent artist-run spaces in Yokohama, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Tokyo. This project is part of a larger program of Japan Foundation’s Run & Learn: New Curatorial Constellations with the next generation of curators from the Asian region.