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Mark Justiniani tackles the theme ‘Island Weather’ for PHL’s pavilion at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale

November 20, 2018 6:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

IT WILL be interesting to see what artist Mark Justiniani will pull out of his sleeve for the Philippines’ participation at the 58th Venice Art Biennale in Italy next year. Mr. Justiniani is like a magician — he plays with mirrors for his art and is known for large-scale installations and site-specific works. Last year, he did The Settlement, an installation which employed mirrors as a commentary on history and politics as illusions: not everything you see is real.

TITLE AND THEMES OF PHILIPPINE PAVILION AT 2019 VENICE BIENNALE RELEASED

November 20, 2018 6:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On July 26, the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Department of Foreign Affairs, and office of senator Loren Legarda announced in a press release that the country’s pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale will be titled “Island Weather.” Curated by Tessa Maria Guazon, a researcher, curator and assistant professor at the Department of Art Studies, University of Philippines Diliman, the pavilion will showcase works by Bacolod-born installation artist Mark Justiniani.