Altromondo

Paper Weight

  • Start

    20 July 2019
  • End

    12 August 2019
  • Artists

    Abbey Batocabe, Chicco Ramos, Efren Madlangsakay Jr., Faye Abantao, Gwen Bautista, Kat Grow, Krys Balmaceda, Lui Gonzales, Mariano Batocabe, Miguel Puyat, Pam Quinto, Pin Calacal, Raymond Carlos, Roman Soleño

  • Venue

    1159 Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Antonio, Makati City

How much does paper weigh?

“Paper Weight” examines paper and its convenience and significance. Believed to have been invented in China during the Han Dynasty, paper has always been used for writing and printing. However, the true weight of paper relies on the roles it plays in the society: land titles, banknotes, money, invaluable drawings, bus tickets, toilet paper, and the list goes on. The heftiness or the buoyancy of paper depends on what the society allows it to bear.

The fourteen artists in this exhibition looks back at the different meanings that paper navigates. They respond with a collection that does not necessarily use paper as artistic material, rather, focus on how paper is defined in relation to its function and power; how it manifests its degree of influence. This exhibition presents recent works of Abbey Batocabe, Chicco Ramos, Efren Madlangsakay Jr., Faye Abantao, Gwen Bautista, Kat Grow, Krys Balmaceda, Lui Gonzales, Mariano Batocabe, Miguel Puyat, Pam Quinto, Pin Calacal, Raymond Carlos, and Roman Soleño.