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Present Progressive

Present Progressive

Ongoing until Aug. 20; Vetro, 135 Congressional Avenue, Bgy. Bahay Toro, Project 8, Quezon City; for more information, call (0921) 674-8890 or email vetromanila@gmail.com

 

 
Present Progressive is Vetro’s inaugural exhibition, which will feature the works of 22 Manila-based photographers: Dianne Rosario, Edric Chen, Erin Nøir, Eunice Sanchez, Everywhere We Shoot (Garovs and Ryan Vergara), Geloy Concepcion, Geric Cruz, Hannah Aaron, Jake Verzosa, Jhemuel Salvador, Jippy Pascua, Kenji Mercado, Kiri Dalena, Leah de Leon, Louise Far, Meryll Soriano, Mikki Luistro, Nana Buxani, Patrick Casabuena, Shireen Seno, and Veejay Villafranca.

 

 
For Present Progressive, an idea is an output in its own right. It is a summation of an individual’s experiences, education, and subconscious—a product of memory. This exhibit contains a dispersal of memories, poignant executions of ideas, and attempts to immortalize both the past and the continuous now. Here, various photographers lay out a construction of themselves and their approaches with regard to their art, as well as their place in time and spaces, around nature and objects.

 

 
The works in this exhibit embrace, deny, negotiate, and disestablish the very core of construction itself, resulting in a reconstruction of the self, the self’s history, and the world around it.

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