Adobo Country
TAKSU SG, 9 – 30 March 2013

TAKSU Singapore is honored to present Adobo Country, an exhibition by twelve artists from the Philippines.

Adobo Country brings together diverse practices in contemporary art from the Philippines. Adobo, a popular Filipino dish, as well as a marinating process, which despite its history of mixed origin, is a quintessential part of Philippine culture. The Philippines, having been under two Western colonies, and its close contact with many of its Asian neighbors, has made this country an interesting study of cultural adoption. Filipinos easily adopt external influences and reformulate them to fit local conditions. This process is evident in the nation’s cuisine.

Referenced on a dish that’s neither Spanish, Chinese or American which had made deep impact on Philippine culture, Adobo Country does not intend to posit a discourse on identity politics but merely attempts to represent an aspect of Philippine contemporary art within the context of an expanding audience in the region. The parallelism between each work, in spite of disparities in their forms as a whole, may be a study in contrast which may lead to a sentience of a quiet murmur, or a simmering dish.

Adobo Country features works by:

Argie Bandoy
Roberto Chabet
Kiko Escora
Nilo Ilarde
Pardo de Leon
At Maculangan
Pow Martinez
Bernardo Pacquing
Norberto Roldan
Gerardo Tan
Ronald Ventura

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Exhibition runs from 9 – 30 March 2013

Opening reception on Saturday, 9 March, 3 – 7pm
RSVP at by 8 March.



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#01-72 Workloft @ Chip Bee
Singapore 278115
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Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm