In line with Artinformal’s new curator led exhibitions program at our gallery in Greenhills, we are pleased to present Mga Bagong Kristo sa Lumang Simboryo, a group show curated by Norman Crisologo which opens on February 8, 2018, and runs until March 31.
The exhibition focuses on the relationship of religious imagery and iconography in today’s times. If art in religion was once used to inspire – or even terrify – the devoted, what happens after a millennia’s worth of bombardment of the same pictures? What becomes of the sublime? What is man to a god and a god to a non-believer?
It is with this in mind that the fourteen artists for this show – Ian Fabro, Robert Langgeneger, Tatong Torres, Jigger Cruz, Manuel Ocampo, Kawayan de Guia, Alwin Reamillo, JC Jacinto, Salvador Alonday, Marija Vicente, Luis Santos, Gene Paul Martin, Jojit Solano, and Oca Villamael – continue this dialogue, showcasing the taut and tenuous pull that religion holds for us all.
Norman Crisologo is a former artist turned art collector, curator, art writer and contributor.