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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan Biography

The husband-and-wife team of Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan creates works that use the processes of collecting and collaborating to express ideas of migration, family and memory. Often working with local communities, the Aquilizans bring together personal items to compose elaborate, formal installations reflecting individual experiences of dislocation and change.

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Recent works have used the form of balikbayan crates, which Filipino migrants use to transport belongings, as moulds for room-sized constructions made of clothing and other personal effects. For APT6, the Aquilizans produced an enormous suspended sculpture titled In-Flight(Project Another Country) (2009). The work takes the shape of an aeroplane, constructed from hundreds of small handmade planes. This aggregation of tiny sculptures, created by children and adults from found objects and materials, will be added to during the course of the exhibition.

Having migrated from the Philippines to Australia, the Aquilizans' work reflects personal experience, while conveying points of exchange and communication that extend beyond borders.

Both live and work in Brisbane, Australia.

Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan Featured Artworks

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Left Wing Project (Belok Kiri Jalan Terus) Wing D by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanLeft Wing Project (Belok Kiri Jalan Terus) Wing D, 2017-18Sickles, weighing scale, hemp sack, rice, rope, cables, rotary motor
120 x 330 cm
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Left Wing Project (Belok Kiri Jalan Terus) Wing C by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanLeft Wing Project (Belok Kiri Jalan Terus) Wing C, 2017-18Sickles, weighing scale, hemp sack, rice, rope, cables, rotary motor
100 x 250 cm
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After In-Habit': Project Another Country by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanAfter In-Habit': Project Another Country, 2017Collagraph and embossing printed from compressed cardboard on 638gsm Saunders Waterford paper
43.2 x 43.2 x 3.8 cm (incl frame)
STPI Enquire about this work
Left Wing Albay by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanLeft Wing Albay, 2016Metal sickles with wooden handle
34.1 x 99.2 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
FLIGHT  (Black) by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanFLIGHT (Black), 2017Screen print with silver foil and UV gloss on black Stonehenge paper
29.5 x 20.5 cm
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Still Life (Left Wing project) by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanStill Life (Left Wing project)Charcoal on paper
21.3 x 28.7 inches
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Horizon: Home Bound by Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan contemporary artwork
Alfredo & Isabel AquilizanHorizon: Home Bound, 2016Charcoal on paper
53.5 x 106.3 inches
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Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Of Fragments and Impressions at STPI, Singapore
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16 September–11 November 2017 Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan Of Fragments and Impressions STPI, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, In God we Trust: Project Another Country at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
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13 October–12 November 2016 Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan In God we Trust: Project Another Country Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York

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“Of Fragments and Impressions”: Filipino artists Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at STPI, Singapore Related Press “Of Fragments and Impressions”: Filipino artists Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan at STPI, Singapore 27 October 2017, Art Radar

Brisbane- and Manila-based artist couple, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, have travelled to many parts of the world. The installation artists often work closely with the communities they enter, creating site-specific artworks that explore themes of home, longing and loss. "It is always a collective effort," says Isabel Aquilizan. As their...

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IMAGINED, WOVEN, TRANSPOSED: INTERVIEW WITH ISABEL AND ALFREDO AQUILIZAN Related Press IMAGINED, WOVEN, TRANSPOSED: INTERVIEW WITH ISABEL AND ALFREDO AQUILIZAN 10 August 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan are a collaborative duo who have been based in Brisbane, Australia, since 2006. Prior to their move, the partners in life and in art called the Philippines their home. Their art practice reflects their own personal lived experiences of migration between the two countries and their sometimes complicated yet always...

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INAUGURAL HONOLULU BIENNIAL Related Press HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INAUGURAL HONOLULU BIENNIAL 3 May 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

The first edition of the Honolulu Biennial has already been in full swing for one month by the time I arrived in Hawai'i. Directed by Fumio Nanjo of Tokyo's Mori Art Museum, and curated by Ngahiraka Mason, formerly of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Biennial, entitled Middle of Now | Here , is the first-ever event of its kind in the...

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8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Related Press 8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 5 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

Held over nine sites and including 33 artists, the first edition of the Honolulu Biennial takes place between 8 March and 8 May 2017. Entitled Middle of Now | Here , the Biennial challenges the idea that Hawaiʻi is in 'the middle of nowhere'. Covering more than 30 percent of the Earth's surface, the Pacific is the largest unified living space on...

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Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan In Video & Audio

From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country Related Video & Audio From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country 4 June 2018, Youtube

' From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country ' is the latest participatory artwork commissioned for the Gallery's Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre. Dreamed up by artists and husband-and-wife team Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, the installation explores community, family, relocation and homemaking, and is part of an ongoing series of...

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