MARK SALVATUS’ “LATITUDES” AT CCP

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Cultural Center of the Philippines with support from Sony Philippines Incorporated presents Latitudes, a solo exhibition by 13 Artists Awardee Mark Salvatus at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) from October 7 to November 16, 2014.

Latitudes will feature three new works by Salvatus, two of which are ongoing projects that will be shown for the first time.



Pressure is an installation work composed of air sickness bags that the artist collects in his constant travels. Salvatus presents the bags as ephemera with his breath inside. Pressure talks about transience, migration, wandering, precariousness, globalism, and capital. Pure, composed of video and found objects, is about water, bottled mineral water, in particular. For this project, the artist collected bottled water in different countries and poured its contents into a nearby river. Pure was inspired by Salvatus’ two-month stay in Thailand where he learned about the spiritual cleansing capacities of water. Finally, Land examines the meaning and symbolism of the camouflage pattern in contrast to how it is actually used and regarded. The floor installation makes use of the pattern to depict a small mountain range running from end to end of the hallway gallery. The pattern is composed of camo uniforms which Salvatus bought from second hand shops in Manila and that were used by military/soldiers from USA, Korea, etc.

All three works are about collecting, about the familiar and the everyday, and how the artist puts them in a different contexts depending on his current interest and mindset. He presents these three works in Latitudes as “three different short stories without a definite plot.”

Latitudes’ viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm.

On October 7, Tuesday, Mark Salvatus will be giving an Artist Presentation at 4pm, which will be followed by an Opening Reception at 6pm. Both activities will be at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), CCP Main Theater Building.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at telephone numbers (632) 832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632) 8323702, mobile (63920) 4700690, or email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com.

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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