About Pinaglabanan X
In the late ’80s, there was Pinaglabanan Galleries, which energized the Philippine contemporary art scene with its cutting-edge exhibitions, colorful performances & lavish openings, as well as brisk international exchanges, e.g. Berlin-Manila/ Manila-Berlin.
It was also a source of research support for foreign curators & researchers visiting the Philippines, most notably from the Havana Biennale in Cuba and the Fukuoka Triennial in Japan.
The exhibitions during its five-season history had a wide & varied range of genres in painting, sculpture, performance art, installation art & poetry.
A nonprofit corporation whose venue lasted five seasons from 1984-89, it was envisioned as a place where artists could explore & experiment, and living masters who had not been recognized would be acknowledged.
It was a memorial to the death by fire of family members of the artist Agnes Arellano.