Failure While Eating Peanuts (Selected Unfinished Drawings)

Louie Cordero's Failure while eating peanuts (selected unfinished drawings), created between 2007 to 2009.
The work is part of the group exhibition 'The Unnamable', curated by Roberto Chabet at Manila Contemporary from 27 March - 18 April 2010.

Excerpt from the press release:
'Taking off from the final book in Samuel Beckett’s dark trilogy, 'The Unnamable' is a gathering of works that explore the paradoxical nature of human existence. Similar to Beckett’s disjointed run-on sentences and manic breathless prose, which ends famously with the lines - 'I cant go on, I’ll go on', the works in the exhibition point to the downward spiral to confront silence and failure in art. By peeling back layers of poetry, formal structures and grand narratives, the artists in 'The Unnamable' attempt to reveal the starkest of truths.'

Participating artists include Ronald Achacoso, Catalina Africa, Poklong Anading, Felix Bacolor, Argie Bandoy, Ringo Bunoan, Bea Camacho, Roberto Chabet, Lena Cobangbang, Louie Cordero, Al Cruz, Cian Dayrit, Lara delos Reyes, Nona Garcia, Nilo Ilarde, Robert Langenegger, Pow Martinez, Jayson Oliveria, Mawen Ong, Gina Osterloh, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Raul Rodriguez, Gerardo Tan, Gail and Marija Vicente and MM Yu.

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2007 – 2009

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Pen, acrylic and pencil on paper

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artwork documentation

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Failure While Eating Peanuts (Selected Unfinished Drawings)