Rebuke as a theme in art? One’s gotta be kidding, but oh yes if art applies to everything under the sun, why not Indeed a unique theme that runs counter to the usual? It will always be worth everyone’s attention if only for the sake of the artist in all of us.
REBUKE is that intrinsic capability of the self to right the things that it sees wrong whether in itself or if “Brokenhagen” is anything to go by, its environs. And a lot more.
Rebuke of the self in an ultra egotistic society like ours is like telling a self-absorbed artist that his talent is not his asset but that of the collector’s, or like telling a tycoon wannabe that he should start his business education by figuring out who is a liar and who isn’t.
It isn’t any different either when you tell an aspiring author that a bestselling author doesn’t necessarily have to be a best writing author because clear as a midsummer day it says best selling and not best writing.
Things get even more complicated when rebuke as a society is tackled, it is akin to telling a whole society what the… is it all doing wrong like telling the masses that the country can only prosper under your watch if everybody did their frigging share in the middle of your expensive campaign for the presidency. Much to the audience’s chagrin you tell them that you can only give them food if they broke their backs in their farms day and night while you take care of the rest in Malacañang sitting on your comfy presidential chair.
There are a multitude of reasons to put self or the collective selves that forms a society into what it is- rich or poor, happy or sad…When society is in a mess, there is nothing to turn to but the rectifying attributes of a REBUKE. While everybody thinks that it is like telling a scientist that science is no different than religion and that science is as good only as the spiritual maturity of the scientists lest their science just consumes them, the whole society hangs in a balance.
Rebuke is that ability of the soul to see a thing for what it really is and call it what it is, it is the desire of all in us to right the wrongs that we have seen. In this regard we as artists would like to yell out our resounding rebuke against the society’s ills, and against the various cancers that are contributing to our downfall as a congregation of souls in this part of the universe.
Rezureccion Art Project
In partnership with
Outer Space Gallery
June 4, 2010 (Friday)
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Outer Space Gallery
7274 Malugay Street, Suite B,
San Antonio Village, Makati City
Featuring the works of AJ Omandac, AJ Tuviera Tolentino, Ambie Abano, Bobby Balingit, Buds Convocar, Con Cabrera, Heber Bartolome, Irish Flores, J.Pacena II, Jet Bernal, Katrina Dayrit, Kin Misa, Loren Marquez, Marius Black, Mica Cabildo, Mike Andaya, Niel Marcelino, Niño Hernandez, Noel Pocot, Raul M. Roco Jr, Rayan Ladyong, Recci Bacolor, Rhea Consorio, Salvador Ching, Sarah Geneblazo, Stella Kim, Tanya Escaler, Tomas Leonor, Xander Calceta, Zeus Bascon.
Exhibit runs until June 18, 2010
Curated by Recci Bacolor