ART INSPIRES SERIES 3 | INTO THE ABYSSAL ZONE
28 August 2021, Zoom and Facebook Live.
Featuring ‘Invasion of Ona’ and the works of Ernest Concepcion.
The artist’s highly illustrative body of works draws from the visual narratives of comics, sci-fi, and fantasy genres, as well as the broader speculative worlds of geek culture, which often spotlight conflicting forces in intense, heightened conditions, and our personal and existential relationship with the unknown. Geek-culture media and art forms, which spiked alongside the development of technology, continue to expand in our increasingly digital world, yet they remain overlooked in discourses about contemporary art. How do these works interrogate our responses to and attitudes towards an uncertain, discord-ridden world?
with Ernest Concepcion, artist
Prof. Daki Fernando, UP College of Fine Arts
Mr. Carl Javier, CEO of PumaPodcast and Lecturer at the Ateneo Fine Arts Department
The Art Inspires series, launched March 2021, is the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s series of dialogues with artists, curators, scholars, and writers with a focus on the artistic process and experience in reference to an artist’s work or body of works featured in ongoing exhibition and education programs of the museum. Join in on engaging conversations on art in an evolving environment!