Cebu-based Tropical Futures Institute joins Art Fair Philippines
TFI are showing Dumaguete artist, Kris Ardeña, in a solo presentation titled, “Basahan”
Tropical Futures Institute (TFI) are showing Dumaguete artist, Kris Ardeña, in a solo presentation titled, “Basahan,” to this year’s Art Fair Philippines.
“This is our (TFI) first time and the first time that a Cebu-based organization will be joining Art Fair Philippines,” said Chris Fussner, co-founder of TFI.
The show “Basahan” continues as one of Ardeña’s narrative paths of finding beauty in everyday Filipino culture, picking these details out and using them to inspire his work. His work is based on the socio-economic conditions that surround his studio and practice.
“The concept of ‘basahan’ is ubiquitous in the Philippines – we see it every day, we touch it every day. The practicality and simplicity of the upcycled object holds ideals of the future and carries a distinct symbol woven into each piece,” said Ardeña.
TFI is a multidisciplinary think-tank studio that works closely with the Cebu gallery 856G in putting together a broad base of cultural programming that connects many pockets of the creative community in Cebu together.
TFI and 856G Gallery recently worked together with Ardeña in his solo presentation in Dubai. For Art Fair Philippines Tropical Futures Institute will be presenting Kristoffer Ardeña separately.
Art Fair Philippines will be held at The Link, Ayala Center in Makati Center on February 21 to 23, 2020.
For more information and updates, visit Tropical Futures Institute’s Instagram page at @tropicalfutures.