Monday, September 12, 2005


The sunset view from the 33rd floor was stunning. And as the wine flowed, and folks took to their seats, Silver Lens Gallery began the first of it's series of art open fora called "Conversations" last Saturday, Sept. 10. Hosted by yours truly with Third Space Alternative Gallery founder, Goldsmith College alumni, and conceptual artist extraordinaire, Yason Banal as guest, the focus of the evening was his current exhibition, 18 Stations to Death and Dementia and our interaction titled, "It's a Crazy Planets! Starlets, Dementia, and Pop Deathstetics". The pros and cons of photoshop and blogging were analyzed, anagrams were used to compare icons and non-icons like Imelda Marcos, Sharon Cuneta and Kris Aquino, and words like "zeitgeist," arbitrariness", and "macabre" peppered the two hour conversation, along with art-snob catchphrases like "the cult of celebrity" and "Pop culturati". All in all, it was delightful evening of fabulously pretentious post-modern discourse served liberally and unabashed. We hope to see you all again at the next one. Yason's show runs till September 17.

Silver Lens Gallery
33C Pacific Plaza Towers, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Ph. 8160044