For Immediate Release:
Galleon Trade Exhibitions and Events
Mag:net Galleries and Green Papaya Art Projects are pleased to announce Galleon Trade, a series of exhibitions and events focusing on the connections between the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade. Its organizers are artist Jenifer K. Wofford and scholar Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns.
The Galleon Trade project begins in Manila, and continues with reciprocal projects in San Francisco and Mexico in 2008 and 2009. The Manila exhibitions feature 12 innovative California-based artists Stephanie Syjuco, Julio Morales, Christine Wong Yap, Megan Wilson, Jaime Cortez, Johanna Poethig, Eliza Barrios, Reanne Estrada, Mike Arcega, Gina Osterloh, Rick Godinez and Enrique Chagoya.
Exhibitions and Events:
Galleon Trade is 3 overlapping art exhibitions held at Mag:net Café High Street, Green Papaya Art Projects, and Mag:net Katipunan. It is also 2 university roundtable discussions at Ateneo and University of Santo Tomas, and one informal evening “salon” at The Living Room. Jenifer Wofford has organized the exhibitions, Lucy Burns has organized the discussions, and Carlos Celdran is hosting the final salon.
As the deepest forms of exchange happen person-to-person, 9 of the artists, as well as 2 scholars and 1 writer have come to Manila for these exhibitions as well. Organizer Jenifer Wofford, artists Michael Arcega, Eliza Barrios, Jaime Cortez, Reanne Estrada, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, Christine Wong Yap, scholars Lucy Burns and Eric Reyes, and writer Claire Light are all coming from California for Galleon Trade.
Regarding exhibitions and Living Room event:
Jenifer Wofford, mobile: 09156431076
Regarding UST and Ateneo university lectures:
Lucy Burns, mobile: 09104831218
Green Papaya: http://www.greenpapaya.org/
Living Room: http://thelivingroom24.blogspot.com/
Mag:net Café High Street
Exhibition 24 July-11 Aug
reception Tuesday, 24 July 7pm on
The Fort, B:3 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Work by artists Rick Godinez and Enrique Chagoya, plus supplementary text and images about the Galleon Trade project. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance except for Gina Osterloh.
Green Papaya Art Projects
Exhibition 26 July-14 Aug
reception Thursday, 26 July 7 pm on
124a Maginhawa St, UP Teachers Village East, Diliman, QC
Work by artists Michael Arcega, Reanne Estrada, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, and Christine Wong Yap. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance.
Exhibition 28 July-16 Aug
Reception Saturday, 28 July 7 pm on
AGCOR bldng, 335 Katipunan Ave, QC
Work by artists Jaime Cortez, Julio Morales, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, and Eliza Barrios. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance except for Jaime Cortez
University of Santo Tomas
Wednesday, 25 July. 3-6 p.m.
Faculty of Engineering Conference Hall
Sponsors: Filipino American Writers & Scholars Lecture Series, Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, with UST VARSITARIAN.
Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer; Lucy Burns, scholar-participant, UCLA; May Datuin, scholar-participant, UP-Diliman; Megan Wilson, artist-participant; Jaime Cortez, artist-participant; and Lito Zulueta, writer/editor, Philippine Inquirer.
Ateneo de Manila University
Friday, July 27, Friday. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Science Education Complex SEC C Lec Hall#3/SEC 201
Sponsors: KRITIKA KULTURA Lecture Series and by the Ateneo Fine Arts Program.
Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer; Eric Reyes, scholar-participant, California State University at Fullerton; Norberto Roldan, artist-curator, Green Papaya Arts Projects; Johanna Poethig, artist-participant; Stephanie Syjuco, artist-participant.
These discussions are co-coordinated with Professor Oscar Campomanes, of Ateneo de Manila University. The ARTERY-MANILA is also a co-sponsor of these roundtable sessions.
The Living Room
Sunday, July 29, 6:00 p.m-10:00
1991 MH Del Pilar, Unit 24, Malate
*Limited space, please RSVP for this event.
Participants: Carlos Celdran and Denis Lagdameo, Living Room hosts, Romeo Candido, film-maker, Gina Osterloh, Mike Arcega, Johanna Poethig, Reanne Estrada, Christine Wong Yap, Eliza Barrios, Stephanie Syjuco, Galleon Trade artists, Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer, Lucy Burns, Galleon Trade organizer, Eric Reyes, scholar-participant, Claire Light, writer.