Shop 6 — Venue Details
Description: “Readymade: Remade & Unmade” recalls a day in 1974, when 101 artists went to Shop 6, a small and temporary gallery in the Kamalig Arcade in Pasay City, bringing with them all sorts of readymade objects, scraps, by-products, and discards. Their exhibition echoed the early crisis in representation brought on by Marcel Duchamp nearly a hundred years ago, when he declared store-bought objects as pieces of art. By doing so, he exposed art as an autonomous institution, socially ineffective and completely removed from life. It is a “self-critique of art”, which seeks to reclaim art from the sphere of the bourgeois into the realm of the everyday.
Shop 6 was started by a group of artists – Roberto Chabet, Yolanda Laudico, Boy Perez, Joe Bautista, Fernando Modesto, Rodolfo Gan, and Joy Dayrit. Other artists who later joined the group included Danny Dalena, Eva Toledo, Red Mansueto, Nap Jamir, Nestor Vinluan, Berna Perez, Julie Lluch, and Alan Rivera. Their experimental program featured “mixed-media works, constructions, situations, environments, and other exploratory projects” that question the basic foundations of art – what is art and what determines its value.
The main questions raised by Shop 6 are contentious issues that still remain critical to this day. This year’s recreation of the 101 Artists exhibition in MO_Space is both a reminder and re-appraisal of these pressing concerns. Roberto Chabet and other Shop 6 artists will be joined by younger generations of artists in this exhibition.
Exhibition Dates: 4 June – 3 July 2011
Address: MO_Space, 3/F Mos Design Bldg., Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
Tel: +632 8562748 ext 2
Hours: Open daily 11:00am – 8:00pm