Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan “In-Habit: Project Another Country”

2013.8.3 (Sat.) -
2013.11.10 (Sun.)

Information

Period :
2013.8.3 (Sat.) - 2013.11.10 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission:
"Fiona Tan" and "Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan"
Adult : ¥1,000(¥800)
University : ¥800(¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥400(¥300)
65 and over : ¥800

Combi Ticket for "Fiona Tan",
"Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan"
and "Visceral Sensation — Voices So Far, So Near"

Adult : ¥1,700(¥1,400)
University : ¥1,400(¥1,100)
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥700(¥600)
65 and over : ¥1,400
Available between August 3 and September 1

※( ) indicate advance ticket and group rates (20 or more).
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

In-Habit by Maria Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan and Alfredo Juan Aquilizan is a large-scale installation: a home made of cardboard, caught up in the flow of production and consumption. It is modeled on the
homes of the Badjao, a people who live on the coast of Sabah, located on the island of Borneo. Traditionally, the Badjao live on boats or on houses built on high platforms in coastal shallows. They spend their floating lives in intimate connection with the sea. In recent years, however, waves of globalization have led to visible changes in their way of life. Via the Badjao, the artists provide an overview of life in contemporary Asia, as new values sustained by both economic and cultural globalization have led to a growing awareness of the danger that Asia confronts a critical turning point. Maria Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan and Alfredo Juan Aquilizan were born in the Philippines and now live and work in Australia, but have now returned to their roots with their project Another Country, in which they pose the
questions, “Where do we live?” and “How do we live?” This exhibition provides an opportunity to reconsider how our once taken for granted freedom to live where and how we like is threatened by rapid
change.

Related Events

Artist Talk
Date/time: Saturday, August 3 13:00-15:00
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with a ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: First 90 arrivals.

Artist Profile

Maria Isabel GAUDINEZ-AQUILIZAN
Born in 1965 in Manila, the Philippines. Lives in Brisbane, Australia
Alfredo Juan AQUILIZAN
Born in 1962 in Ballesteros, Cagayan Province, the Philippines.Lives in
Brisbane, Australia
Have participated in many international exhibitions including the 3rd
Asia-Pacific Biennale (1999), the 5th Guangzhou Biennale (2004), the 2nd Singapore Biennale (2008), and the Liverpool Biennale (2010) and been involved in numerous projects in Japan and other Asian countries.
Incorporate the process and results of interaction with local communities into their work. After moving to Brisbane in Australia in 2006, they launched Project-Another Country, whose theme is the meaning of “home.” Among their works In-Habit questions in particular the frameworks, border crossings, and adaptations of citizens of Asian nations. In this powerful presentation, they offer their own unique bird’s eye view, based on their own experiences of moving between different cultures.

Images

    Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
    In-Habit:Project Another Country
    'In-Habit' originally commissioned bySherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 2012
    Photo: Jacob Ring
    © Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)