Territories by Ateneo Art Award winner Mark Salvatus opens at the Ateneo Art Gallery on Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 6 pm.
The exhibit is Salvatus' response to his experiences while he was an artist-in-residence from 2010 2011 in Art Omi New York, Common Room Networks Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia and La Trobe University Bendigo, Australia; grants he received as a winner of the Ateneo Art Awards.
Salvatus' practice brings to the fore ideas of memory, nostalgia, existence and space through drawing, installation, photography, street / urban art and participatory projects. In Territories, he continues his exploration of people's desire to imprint themselves on their surrounding and proclaim their existence, to claim a piece of their own space whether it be in cyberspace through posted videos or in the urban landscape where street artists literally leave their mark and property developers impose upon the urban populace their ideas of habitable environments. Working with accidental or found experiences from different media and the urban environment- you tube videos, images of graffiti tags, and real estate brochures -Salvatus presents us with the images that reflect our aspirations.
The show runs through April 30. For more information call 4266488 or visit the museum website www.ateneoartgallery.org
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