Pilipans Street Plan (PSP) is a community that has grown committed in showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art on streets. Founded in 2006, It has been a platform that opened doors for creative individuals from various disciplines. The collective since then shares to the public a range of in-depth knowledge about street art crossing beyond their practices, through exhibitions, lectures, discussions, and publications.
Along with the constant societal shift which is a major influence in the way urban art is expressed, PSP challenges the perception not only of the viewing public but also the galleries. PSP serves as a link between the contemporary art institutions and post-modern graffiti movement without disrupting the rudimentary principles of street art.
“X” is a dynamic symbol expressing various definitions in diverse cultures throughout history. As a Roman numeral, X equates to number 10. In mathematics, it is referred as an unknown value or a distinguished independent variable. X, in artistic applications, is also used as an indication of collaboration between two individuals or a group. It can also be a specification of a location, hence the expression “X marks the spot”.
Romanticizing the short-lived, colliding the old with the new, reinvigorating the tired ethos with a fresh approach with a sense of impermanence, Pilipinas Street Plan attempts to reinforce the backbone of the local, endemic craft celebrating a decade of decadence in an attempt to “mark the spot” with an indelible “X”.
-X Exhibition Notes