August 28, 2018 - Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila - Tromarama, Chou Yu-Cheng, Gary-Ross Pastrana: The Extra Extra Ordinary
August 28, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila

Design: Francis Tadeo.

Tromarama, Chou Yu-Cheng, Gary-Ross Pastrana
The Extra Extra Ordinary
September 20–November 18, 2018

In-Conversation: September 20, 4–5:30pm, Esther Lu, Tromarama, Chou Yu-Cheng, Gary-Ross Pastrana, RSVP required
12F De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Cinema
Immersive workshop with curator, Esther Lu: September 21, 3–5pm, A series of activities exploring the senses, observation practice and writing.
Art21 Screening: October 3, 12–1pm, MCAD partners with Art21's Screening Society for the launch of the ninth season of ‘Art in the Twenty-First Century’.
Stop-motion Animation Workshop: October 13, 10am–5pm, In partnership with Benilde's Animation Department, this hands-on experience for kids aged 10-14 uses the latest Stop Motion, Studio App.

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila
GF De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts (SDA) Building
Dominga St.
1004 Metro Manila
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Tromarama, Chou Yu-Cheng, Gary-Ross Pastrana

The Extra Extra Ordinary proposes a new sensory processor to attend our contemporary everyday life with add-ons movements and sensitivities. The title suggests an abstraction of affects shared among the human and the non-human; their correlation and disjoints as informed by contemporary objects, technology and culture. The exhibition also presents possibilities towards the generation of various sets of social and material connections, finding ourselves simultaneously in the process of becoming and worlding

The growing tension to unlearn ethics between human and non-human worlds is one of the burning issues of our time. We question the culture we’ve inherited in the face of accumulated ecological catastrophes, of wars and the continuously increasing debts that are passed on to the coming generations. Our anxiety goes even further beyond traditional boundaries with technology invention all the time. Many of us have been addressing ideas of the Post-Human and that of New Materialism as a possibility of finding ways to think beyond human principles, reasons and perspectives. The Extra Extra Ordinary shares such concerns specific to our modern material conditions, and seeks to offer an alternative spacetime for us to exercise and explore how we can relate ourselves among things seen and unseen.

By creating a simulation of such a worlding process with works presented by artists, The Extra Extra Ordinary conceives many unparalleled sensibilities to operate the essence of life in detail, interexchanges and connections among matter, energy and life. With the circulation of these ideas, where agents such as audience become intrinsic parts of the media outputting the extraordinary celebration of every ordinary life takes on a poetic and imaginative turn.

Please RSVP to mcad [​at​] by September 17, 2018


The Extra Extra Ordinary is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila and the Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC). The show is generously supported by Edouard Malingue Gallery and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF). 

Curated by Joselina Cruz and Esther Lu, the exhibition will include work by Tromarama, Chou Yu-Cheng and Gary-Ross Pastrana.

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