Nasser Zulueta, Tom Russ
Denver Garza, Gab Ferrer, Grasha Non, Julieanne Ng
Altro Mondo, Italian for “other world”, communicates the idea of the gallery as a space that transports artist and audience to another reality – the reality that art represents.
Since 2010, Altro Mondo has hosted solo and group exhibitions from Filipino and international artists that highlights its progressive role in the contemporary art community in the Philippines.
Vanitas paintings were once a common art style in the Netherlands of the 16th and 17th centuries. These paintings juxtaposed symbols of wealth, power, and worldly pleasures with symbols of death, as a reminder of the transience of life and the futility of earthly possessions. In the exhibition, the artists deftly navigate the fundamental nature of mortality and the temporality of earthly life, much like the paintings from which the show takes its name from.