Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dexter Sy explores a web of experiences, encounters and relationships, the totality of which defines the individual in “Appetite for Self-Destruction,” which opens on October 25, 2014 at 1335 Mabini, 1335 A. Mabini Street, Ermita Manila. The show runs until November 21, 2014.

When survival of the fittest is the rule of the game, the human subject finds itself struggling amid the toughest of battles and challenges that is the norm of the day. In this saga to outlast one another, people are confronted not only by external sources of anxieties, but also by the horrors of their own creation. “Appetite for Self-Destruction” reflects on the creative and destructive force of human nature. Playing around the dynamics of today’s extremely competitive world, the exhibition fleshes out how man’s everyday struggles bring out a duality of tendencies: his cravings become his weakness and source of destruction, while it is also his desires and aspirations that animate his spirit to emerge triumphant in the end.

This collection of images with a range of references, from faith and technology to trauma and death, intimates how man succumbs to his own making on one hand, but on the other stresses the power of the individual as the ultimate decisive force in the crafting of a destiny.

The show is curated by Ruel Caasi.

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