In the spirit of collaboration, Silverlens annually invites like-minded galleries around the region for a curatorial program exchange. This March, in the group exhibition Chaos, Silverlens hosts Mind Set Art Center (Taipei) in Manila with three of their artists Chih-Hung Liu (b. 1985, Taiwan), Jhong Jiang-Ze (b. 1981, Taipei), Tang Jo-Hung (b. 1975, Taipei).
These three international artists, through contemplation in different viewpoints, explore the human nature and emotions—how connections are made and are possibly destroyed by alienation and chaos. They will be joined by SILVERLENS artist Pow Martinez (b. 1983, Philippines). The series of new works are disordered and colorful, creating a dialogue responding to the current events in one’s nation and the turmoil of one’s mind.
Chaos is the beginning, as well as the end. According to Greek mythology, Chaos was the first thing to exist, and then came the world and beings. As 2018 commences, the world is overflowed with information, national boundaries are blurred, and remains of history blend with the imaginations of future. Nowadays, art works are produced massively with abundant symbols and codes, which are appropriated readily and discarded arbitrarily. At the age which seems to be free, people are still manipulated by the invisible strings of various regulations, customs and systems, staging one drama after another involuntarily. The artists present in this exhibition, Chih-hung LIU, Pow MARTINEZ, JHONG Jiang-Ze, and TANG Jo-Hung, are from diverse backgrounds and have different artistic training. They have different artistic pursuits and each has his unique style and expression. What they share in their works is the chaotic tension and dynamics, responding to the agitation of the world as well as the mind.
Chaos alongside Jon Pettyjohn’s exhibition, StonewareTerrain is on view from 22 March to 21 April 2018 at SILVERLENS, 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +63917 587 4011.