2ND Solo Show of

Yani Unsana

At Ronac Lifestyle Center Paseo De Magallanes MAkati

On May 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

Exhibit Runs Unti May 24, 2017




Following the success of his first solo exhibition last year, Yani Unsana opens his second solo show this May at the Secret Fresh Sky Gallery, Ronac Lifestyle Center, Magallanes. Drawing from the theme of gambling in Recreation, he focuses this time on cockfighting, a highly popular blood sport and betting game that has persisted across time in the Philippines. Through paintings and a set of designer toys, he attempts to highlight the longevity of this cultural form, encompassing the country’s long colonial history and continuing up to the present time, as well as its blurring of social distinctions that exist outside the confines of the game.

Beyond Bloodlines takes off from transcending distinctions between breeds of fighting cocks, and extends the concept to how cockfighting cuts across social classes and relations of power, between the masses and the elite or the subjugated native and the foreign conqueror.

Curated by Ruel Caasi