Roberto Chabet : Book launch and exhibition
King Kong Art Projects Unlimited is pleased to announce the publication of the first monograph on the life and art of conceptual artist Roberto Chabet (1937 – 2013) edited by Ringo Bunoan. It includes a personal foreword by Benjamin Bautista and several essays by Filipino artists and curators Ronald Achacoso, Ringo Bunoan, Lena Cobangbang, Cocoy Lumbao, Jonathan Olazo, Carina Evangelista, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, and Ma. Victoria Herrera.
The book explores different aspects of Chabet’s practice and persona, offering multiple vantage points from which to view and understand his work. Drawing from Chabet’s extensive archive, it contains hundreds of images of artworks, exhibitions, and gatherings of artists, many of which are published for the first time. Supplementary texts including a comprehensive timeline and bibliography also provide further contextual information.
The book will be launched alongside an exhibition of Chabet’s works on October 24, 2015, 6pm at MO_Space. The show will run from 24 October to 22 November 2015.