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Silverlens hails Filipino artists in 60th Venice Biennale

Featured are Pacita Abad, Joshua Serafin, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Nena Saguil, and Maria Taniguchi, as well as works by Mark Salvatus at the Philippine Pavilion

Silverlens lauds the Filipino participants of the 60th International Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Adriano Pedrosa. Now open to the public, the main exhibition, titled Stranieri Ovunque–Foreigners Everywhere, features artworks by Pacita Abad and Joshua Serafin at the Arsenale, while the works of Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Nena Saguil, and Maria Taniguchi are on view at the Central Pavillion (Giardini).

Also situated at the Arsenale is the Philippine Pavilion, showcasing the work of Mark Salvatus in Kabilang-tabing ng panahong ito (Behind the curtain of this age), curated by Carlos Quijon Jr.

Yee I-Lann is bringing the tikar (woven mat) to Palazzo Smith Mangilli Valmarana in The Spirits of Maritime Crossing, a Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale. The group exhibition is presented by the Bangkok Art Biennale Foundation and curated by Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda.

On view at Ocean Space, Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania, curated by Bougainville-born artist Taloi Havini, explores the environmental issues of the Pacific Islands, one of the regions highly impacted by climate change. The show is composed of two new commissions by artist Latai Taumoepeau and architect Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta.

The 2024 Venice Biennale runs through 24 November 2024.

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