MINIMUM YIELDS MAXIMUM

ARTISTS
RINGO BUNOAN • KENT FAMILTON • YASON BANAL • ROYA FALAHI
GARY-ROSS PASTRANA • POKLONG ANADING • MM YU
LOUIE CORDERO• REANNE ESTRADA • LENA COBANGBANG
HONG-AN TRUONG • JOSHUA CALLAGHAN

Minimum Yields Maximum is a group exhibition featuring work by artists in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Los Angeles. The artists in Minimum Yields Maximum work through a conceptual lens that considers everyday materials, and often engages greater social inquiries—a type of art practice that is both wide-ranging and inclusive. Many of the artists from the Philippines have studied and/or collaborated with artist and teacher Roberto Chabet. Perhaps this exhibition is a reminder that the Philippines has never hailed a singular geographical identity. It is also an appeal to shift art history, to consider a conceptual and political art model that includes the Pacific Rim. Most importantly, as an artist I have felt a strong resonance between the selected works from Manila and those from the United States. The works in this exhibition refuse to be easily identified or placed geographically. Instead, they build upon structures of loss, humor, rupture, trauma, and obliteration.

Minimum Yields Maximum was presented by Monte Vista Projects, February through March 2010. Monte Vista is an artist run space that provides a platform for art and conversation to Los Angeles that sidesteps the influence of the commercial market.

For a complete press release, you may download the PDF from this website, or visit: www.montevistaprojects.com

Los Angeles Times review by Leah Ollman

In conjunction with Minimum Yields Maximum, Monte Vista hosted a book launch for The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance by Sarita See. http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/S/see_decolonized.html

Artist Links
Hong-An Truong http://www.hongantruong.com/
Ringo Bunoan http://bigskymind.multiply.com/
Joshua Callaghan www.joshuacallaghan.com
MM Yu http://mmyu.wordpress.com/
Poklong Anading interview Asia Art Archive

Link to Hong-An Truong's video Explosions in the Sky (Dien Bien Phu 1954)

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 Press Release   Minimum Yields Maximum 
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 Exhibition Poster   Minimum Yields Maximum 
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 MM Yu   Collected Re-Collected 2006-2008 
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 West+North Wall - Installation View     
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 Reanne Estrada   One Thousand One Hundred Eight 
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 Northwest Corner-Installation View   Cordero,Callaghan,Bunoan 
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 Installation View - West Wall   Estrada, Yu, Banal, Falahi, Cordero 
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 Roya Falahi & Louie Cordero     
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 Joshua Callaghan   Stone Tools 
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 Ringo Bunoan   The Other Half & Plumb Bobs 
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 Northeast Corner-Installation View   Bunoan, Cobangbang & Pastrana 
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 Gary Ross Pastrana   Two Rings 
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 Gary Ross Pastrana   Thumb 
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 East Wall - Installation View   Pastrana,Familton,Anading,JC,Yu 
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 Kent Familton & Poklong Anading     
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 Joshua Callaghan   Stone Tools