Nicola Anthony's sculpture Great Soul will be taking part in Field Trip Project Asia: Manila, the newest exhibition instalment of travelling project Field Trip Project curated by Daisuke Takeya.
COORDINATED BY LAYA BOQUIREN
"Field Trip Project Asia is a brand new open art initiative responding to recent natural disasters. From preparedness to relief, recovery process and networking, the project involves artists from Asia to freely share and exchange creative ideas.
Arts Department faculty member Ms. Laya Boquiren contributed an essay to the Field Trip Project Asia 2015 exhibition catalogue in Singapore. Her essay discusses the artistic transformation of the Japanese backpack as a metaphor for affection, learning and mobility.
In collaboration with Toronto-based Japanese visual artist Daisuke Takeya, Ms. Boquiren is also the curator of multi-site artistic interventions in the Philippine leg of the Field Trip Project Asia international traveling exhibition. The exhibition includes the colloquium on “Disaster Risk Management and Trauma Release” to be held by the Departments of Arts, History, and Asia Pacific Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences on November 11 at 10:00 am to 12:20 pm." – "UA&P takes part in Field Trip Project Asia 2015", UA&P Alumini official website.