Cracked (Ode to Cy Twombly)
This postcard is part of a 13-piece set entitled On Wings of Song by Angel Velasco Shaw for the 2016 London Biennale Manila Pollination. Held at the historic Metropolitan Theater in Manila, the 2016 LBMP extends from the energies of London Biennale, founded in 1997 by David Medalla and Adam Nankervis, and aims “to challenge and transform the notion of the art world 'biennale' as a large state or corporate-sponsored event …by throwing open borders and encouraging a more intimate and community-based dialogue between the artists and audiences.”
The 2016 LBMP explores built, temporary, and imagined architecture for sharing culture and inter-connectedness. Artists engage the borrowed concepts of adaptive re-use and repurposing from architectural frameworks to reflect on the various facets of creative practices of hybrid identities within the milieu of transformations of abandoned industrial spaces to alternative cultural centers around the world.