Altromondo

Might Have Been Lullabies

  • Start

    26 March 2015
  • End

    12 April 2015
  • Artists

    Aldrine Alarcon, Don Bryan Bunag, Lawrence Cervantes, Marvin Quizon, Sam Penaso

  • Venue

    Altro Mondo · Arte Contemporanea
    3rd Level, Greenbelt 5,
    Ayala Center, Makati City
    1228 Philippines
MIGHT HAVE BEEN LULLABIES

 

Might Have Been Lullabies is a group exhibition featuring the works of Aldrine Alarcon, Don Bryan Bunag, Lawrence Cervantes, and Marvin Quizon.

Might Have Been Lullabies is a binary naivety, a multi-layered liminal event. The pieces on exhibit explore childhood as a motif, an apt if not slightly peculiar thematic choice– the exhibition serving as a mirror and foil to their promising careers.

Might Have Been Lullabies is a document of transition. We see several depictions of a past obscured by distance, simultaneously existing as a past made clear by the understanding that comes with age. Ceremonial in spirit, the works of Alarcon, Bunag, Cervantes, and Quizon all pay homage to playthings and context. The plaything seemingly transformed into metaphor, the context as the line drawn between a hazy nostalgia and the comprehension of the here and now.

Might Have Been Lullabies is a coming of age– Alarcon, Bunag, Cervantes, and Quizon all on display as emerging talents, as multiple perspectives. Their work exhibited as variations on a theme, a culmination, a ripening.

Alarcon, a graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, is a recipient of various citations and awards from various art competitions. Bunag, Cervantes and Quizon, all graduates of Bulacan State University and award winners in their own right, are participants of Altro Mondo’s mentorship program.

— Owel Alvero