Der Kunst ihre Zeit | GASTON DAMAG

December 10th 2010, 6 to 10 pm
the artists will be present

Exhibition data:
December 11th 2010 to March 5th 2011
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Gaston Damag is a performance and installation artist who has lived in France for nearly twenty-five years. Although he acknowledges the way in which French culture have had
some bearing on his way of thinking or responding to what he experiences, he continues to identify himself as a Filipino, particularly of his ethnic group Ifugao. He studied
Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts) mainly in Paris that allowed him to establish exchanges with artists of different backgrounds and origins.
Damag may be described as an ethnographic artist, tapping into objects that are classified as anthropological and posing questions about their reference and
representation…Damag is one artist who keeps his perspective as Filipino and Ifugao in his concepts and making of art despite his years of absence from the Philippines …
Damag is interested in processes and the way in which space and time coincide or brake apart. It seems he is responding to the quickness of technology being able to transport
people quickly from place to another, even if the mind and being of travellers have not caught up with the instant dislocation…

Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador
Text from: Museum of Ethnology Vienna Early collections (PHILIPPINES), A RE-APPRAISAL OF THE BULUL

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