September 27, 2010

Artificial wings

This is the introductory piece of Filipino-German artist Kawayan de Guia's exhibit titled "Bored on the Fourth of July." He was the recipient of the 2008 New York Art Project residency grant which is selected annually by the Omi International Arts Center. "Bored on the Fourth of July" was shown in the Ateneo Art Gallery last year but I forgot to post it back then and just saw it again yesterday when I was cleaning up my iPhoto. From the exhibit notes:
    In two sets of images and texts, Kawayan puts forward a critique and commentary on the human propensity to consume that he witnessed in America and rediscovered on his return home. It is a propensity, a hollow greed that America projects on the world. In this world, shopping is the new drug; the source of fleeting mass-produced moments of happiness and artificial healing.

neon wings in Kawayan de Guia's exhibit titled 'Bored on the Fourth of July'

18 comments:

George said...

I really like this photo of the wings.

ρομπερτ said...

Great picture indeed ! And yes, there are way too many times, when I wish to have wings like these ...

Please have a good start into the new week.

daily athens

Jacob said...

A very good critique! I would add that too many people think hoopla on the 4th of July has something to do with patriotism. Not.

We need more celebrations that unite the peoples of the world rather than banging our own drum.

Here endeth the sermon! :-)

Randy said...

Love your post and the photo is awesome.

gadisBunga said...

nice wings!

Kyra said...

awesome

Olivier said...

superbe ces ailes lumineuses, cela rend tres bien

Dina said...

Very effective.

Kiki said...

It's so beautiful :D

joo said...

I love it! Really nice creation!
Have a great week ahead:)

B SQUARED said...

Amen to that.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for introducing the art by Kawayan!I would love to visit this exhibition there!His art make us think, it's a kind of reflection and I love the light there.
And many thanks for your always kind comments and visits, you are so gentle! :)
I wish you a lovely week, full of good energies!
hugs
Léia

Lois said...

It's lovely Hilda!

RedPat said...

Thanks for dropping by Occasional Toronto and for your kind words - glad you enjoyed your visit here.

I love neon art and these wings are super as is the shot!

Leif Hagen said...

Did they let you try them on?!

lewi14 said...

Cool!!!! Who has lost his wings?

mirage2g said...

I was searching my mind if he is related to Kidlat Tahimik, and he is (blame my failing memory lol)...this kids has gone a long way, to think he's just a year older than I am. :D Kudos!

Francisca said...

Can't say I disagree with Kawayan. Great photo, Hilda.