ISABEL & ALFREDO AQUILIZAN - ‘PROVISIONS’

23mar01aprISABEL & ALFREDO AQUILIZAN - ‘PROVISIONS’MANILA, PHILIPPINES
‘Provisions’, the new solo show by Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan showcases recent works created in their hometown of Laguna, Philippines. Continuing the artists' engagement with ‘Pandayan’, the Filipino traditional practice of blacksmithing, ‘Provisions’ sees the Aquilizans translate their iconic ephemeral cardboard boat and cityscape installations in the medium of metal.

Event Details

Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan – ‘Provisions’ 

23 March – 1 April 2022 

Kondwi, Manila, Philippines 

‘Provisions’, the new solo show by Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan presented by Yavuz Gallery, signifies a new juncture in the artists’ community-based practice, showcasing recent works created in their hometown of Laguna, Philippines where the artists are currently located. Produced during a period when barriers and borders were increasingly tightened, the works mark a shift inwards and an re-engagement with localised spheres of knowledge-sharing within their country of origin. Touching on themes of refuge and protection, ‘Provisions’ reflect on the immense changes in global movement and experiences of social interaction, communication and identity over the past two years. 

Continuing the artists’ engagement with ‘Pandayan’, the Filipino traditional practice of blacksmithing, ‘Provisions’ sees the Aquilizans translate their iconic ephemeral cardboard boat and cityscape installations in the medium of metal. Re-created in an impenetrable material, the work alludes to difficulties and the changes in transitory experiences in current times. This is further explored throughout the exhibition with their new series ‘Screwed’, which sees various screwdrivers puncturing globes that have their geographical borders obscured; and Plight, a pair of framed wings rendered in a rust finish, punctured and weighed down with sticks. 

Image credit: Yavuz Gallery and the artists 

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Time

March 23 (Wednesday) 11:00 am - April 1 (Friday) 6:00 pm

Location

Manila, Philippines