We Was There at the Yuchengco Museum
We Was There is a continuation of Reflections, an international exchange residency and exhibit between young Korean and Filipino artists in South Korea last May 2010. The initiative brought together four artists from Korea and four from the Philippines, who—after spending time together in both countries and exploring each country’s cultures—attempted to reinterpret their views on society based on the similarities and differences of their cultures through contemporary art.
The exhibit showcases individual and collaborative works by Filipino artists Michael Alvin Adrao, Carlo Gabuco, Leslie de Chavez, and Christopher Zamora, and by Korean artists Che Jinsuk, Kwon Jayeon, Lee Soyoung, and Koh Byungsung. On display are paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, and photographs previously exhibited in Reflections, as well as created after the exchange residency.