Limerick, Ireland

Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho

Notes on ”’The Angry Christ” (3), is part of an ongoing research-based project which revolves around the relationship between the religious mural known as “The Angry Christ” by the queer Filipino-American modernist Alfonso Ossorio and sugar production on the island of Negros in the Phillippines. In this iteration of the work developed for EVA International, the artists invited Limerick-based artists Fiona Gordon and Roibí O Rua to explore the resonance of the work in relation to their own experiences and local context.

Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho’s participation forms part of Little did they know, the Guest Programme of the 39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren.

Both artists have a collaborative artistic practice that moves from the Philippines outwards, addressing localised iterations of labour and capital from the perspective of post-colonial damage. Their projects often involve an immersive period of research or living within a locale, during which they try to identify particular points of tension that speak to the manipulation of lives and worlds in the service of profit and development. The artworks that emerge out of this experiential research are formed through playful experiments with modest materials such as light, paper, strings, and sticks, which foreground an aesthetics of sustainable learning. They have had solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; 47 Canal, New York, USA; and Green Papaya Art Projects, Quezon City, Philippines. Lien and Camacho have been included in group exhibitions at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; the Brunei Gallery at SOAS University of London, UK; and the Lab at NTU Center for Contemporary Art, Singapore. They will be presenting work in the 13th edition of Manifesta in Marseille, France (2020).

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