“In the Claws of Neon” at Galerie Roberto
June 20 @ 6:00 pm - July 9 @ 10:00 pm
“𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗪𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗡𝗘𝗢𝗡”, featuring the best contemporary artists; 𝑨𝒓𝒕 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔, 𝑨𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒍𝒅𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒐, 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒐, 𝑬𝒎𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒆𝒍 𝑴𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂, 𝑱𝒆𝒑 𝑫𝒊𝒛𝒐𝒏, 𝑱𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒖𝒔 𝑹𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒔, 𝑱𝒖𝒏 𝑻𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒐, 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒉 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒈𝒐, 𝑲𝒊𝒌𝒐 𝑪𝒂𝒑𝒊𝒍𝒆, 𝙆𝙞𝙠𝙤 𝙐𝙧𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙤𝙡𝙖, 𝑲𝒊𝒎 𝑯𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒖𝒍𝒊𝒕, 𝑹𝒄 𝑹𝒄, 𝑹𝒂𝒑𝒉𝒂𝒆𝒍 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒐, 𝑹𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒐 𝑩𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒆, 𝑻𝒆𝒅 𝑷𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒓, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑾𝒊𝒑𝒐.
The title of the exhibition is lifted from one of the alternative English titles of the critically acclaimed cinematic masterpiece “Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” (1975) by Lino Brocka which was beautifully shot neorealist-style by Mike de Leon and was based on a novel by Edgardo M. Reyes. With its depiction of a culture that is still struggling to understand its own identity and of a society haunted by stark inequities, Maynila presents a subcurrent theme of violence among people swallowed up by the absurdity of problematic hierarchies and cut throat hustlings for achieving dreams. Maynila, with its rich visuals and soundscapes, is a fecund source of inspiration for artists. It is a film “with its finger on the racing pulse of an overcrowded city.”
“𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙬𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙉𝙚𝙤𝙣” opens on 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟐𝟎,𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎.
𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗼 is located at Unit 4, Molito Lifestyle Extension Bldg., Madrigal Ave. corner Commerce Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
– from the website of Galerie Roberto