SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Artist talk with Mark Salvatus

Mark Salvatus

Date: 21 June 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 21 June 2019Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Exhibition Rooms

Type of Event: Talk

Part of exhibition Motions of this Kind

Moderated by exhibition curator Rafael Schacter

On the penultimate evening of the exhibition, artist Mark Salvatus will discuss his newly commissioned work, Blue Moon (2019), along with his wider practice. The talk will be moderated by Motions of this Kind curator Rafael Schacter.

The gallery will be open until 20.00 for exhibition viewing.

Mark Salvatus (1980, Lucban, Philippines) works across multiple media, using objects, photography, videos, installations and participatory projects to present the different outcomes of energies, meanings and experiences. Calling his overall artistic practice ‘Salvage Projects’, a name that corresponds to the direct translation of his surname, he deals with the debris of everyday politics in the city, remnants of the blurred history of the nation and its complicated narratives, and the fragments of the constant movements that he is confronting and experiencing. Salvatus’s work has recently been shown in a number of international solo and group exhibitions, including Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennale (2019); Unfolding: Fabric of our Life, Mill6, Hong Kong (2019); How Little You Know About Me, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2018); The sun teaches us that history is not everything, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong (2018); SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017); and Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City, Philippine Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale (2016).

Rafael Schacter (1980, London, United Kingdom) is an anthropologist and curator working on both public and global art. Presently a Senior Teaching Fellow in Anthropology and Material Culture in the Department of Anthropology at University College London, Schacter received his PhD in the department in 2011 and was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the same institution from 2014-2017. Schacter has published three books, the recently released Street to Studio with Lund Humphries (2018), the award-winning World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti with Yale University Press (2013), and Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon with Routledge (2014). He has participated in numerous exhibitions; curating the Walking Tour at the Tate Modern’s Street Art exhibition in 2008; Futurismo Ancestral, Mapping the City and Venturing Beyond at Somerset House from 2014 to 2016; and Silver Sehnsucht in London’s Silvertown in 2017. His current project, Motions of this Kind, is showing at London’s Brunei Gallery from April 11 – June 22 2019. He is also curating an ongoing, four-year series of public murals in Heerlen, the Netherlands.