A Galleon Trade show, curated by Woff, will be included as an outlying, guest-curated adjunct to this year's Bay Area Now 5 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. An excerpt from the planned wall didactic:
Galleon Trade: Bay Area Now 5 Edition addresses the deeply transnational ties between the Bay Area and the Philippines by pairing artists from both places. It features work by local artists Jaime Cortez, Megan Wilson, Johanna Poethig, Gina Osterloh and Christine Wong Yap, all of whom were members of the contingent that went to Manila in 2007, and met many local artists. In the spirit of the transpacific "trade" of Galleon Trade, these 5 artists were paired up with Manila artists Maria Taniguchi, Poklong Anading, Norberto "Peewee" Roldan, MM Yu, and Yason Banal. Their works are in direct conversation with each other, each artist's unique practice enriching and resonating with another's.
And this is not including the Galleon Trade shows planned for the Luggage Store! How exciting that this is all starting to happen!
I will definitely do some posting when this goes off; the BAN 5 show will be running from Sept 4 to Oct 19, in YBCA’s terrace galleries.
And here's a little item in the Guardian about it.