New Kwago opens with a 24-hour exhibition

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In partnership with Purveyr, Kwago opens a bookstore and publishing lab in Bangkal, Makati. The opening of the new premises will be celebrated 24 hours a day: from Saturday 29 February at 1 p.m. to Sunday 1 March at 1 p.m. And an integral part of the meeting is an exhibition that lasts only one day.

Comma, Kwago’s publishing and curatorial platform, is organizing an open-call exhibition speculating on the current socio-political climate we find ourselves in and its impact on our daily lives. The show only runs for one day – an invitation to problematize our use of and relationship to time.

“It’s very interesting how technology is changing our understanding of time. We didn’t really say “real time” before, but with apps that allow live streaming, it’s become part of everyday slang. We want to address these evolving notions of time as it creates new models of communication, human relationships, and ways of thinking and expressing it. time is so important It’s essentially what life is made of,” said exhibition co-curator and Kwago founder Czyka.

Our city never sleeps. The noise. Traffic. His arteries clogged. Jeepney drivers and street musicians with their DIY drums. BPO hustlers get drunk to be pleasantly drugged. Living from paycheck to paycheck. No time to cook depending on fast food. Vandalism. Police officers. sirens. Shabu-sniffing junkies. Regrettable. unwanted pregnancies. beets. HIV. balls. shots. Blood. Uncounted. orphans. online monitoring. cyber bullying. And self-censorship. You and I, we are the city, from dusk to dawn, 24/7.

“Where will our bodies go after we stamp out? Where do we go? how do we get home how to rest How can we take a break from time? Can some of us bend time at will? What traces does time leave in our bodies? Is the city clock unrelenting?” said co-curator and Kwago co-owner Roy Voragen.

Initiated and co-curated by Czyka Tumaliuan and Roy Voragen, the exhibition wants everyone to meditate on time, which is currently being reconstructed in real-time through technologies such as digital apps, face scans and geotracking.

The curatorial process is democratic – anyone can apply! This makes it possible to bring a wide variety of voices into the exhibition. We promote diverse art forms – comics, zines, collages, dance, sculpture, installations, artist books and new media. For example, Carlo Paulo Pacolor will stage a play in the exhibition space and Alfred Marasigan will do a performance via a live video feed from London.