On view from January 20 to February 8, 2017, ‘To Bind and Unbind’ presents installation works by visual artist Ninel Constantino.
Through this exhibition, Constantino delves into the ritual of weaving as a metaphor for memory: a meditative process where the intertwining motions of warp and weft mirror the overlapping acts of remembering and forgetting, traveling through time.
The artist returns to objects of personal significance, using them as both loom and material for creating intricate memorials to places, people and encounters from the past. The resulting installations merge object, video and sound, inviting the viewer to explore the stories woven within things.
‘To Bind and Unbind’ is an MFA degree show and Constantino’s 10th solo exhibition. Constantino is a faculty member of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, teaching courses in industrial design at the Department of Visual Communication. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Industrial Design
She worked as a Senior Designer and Assistant to the Executive Director at the Community Crafts Association of the Philippines and as a Senior Product Designer and Design Coordinator at Karrot Design Studio, based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Constantino has held nine solo exhibitions and has participated in various group shows since 2008.
The exhibit opens on January 20 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. at the UP Fine Arts Gallery, located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City.