The Last Dog Show (Come Back When You’re Famous) • Surrounded By Water

Feb 5 to Feb 26, 2015 • Finale Art File

The Last Dog Show is a reunion exhibition by member-artists of the Surrounded By Water (SBW), a Philippine alternative artist-run space which was based in Angono, Rizal and later on along EDSA and in Cubao, from 1998 to 2004. Along with other similar initiatives such as Third Space, Future Prospects and Big Sky Mind, SBW served as a platform for supporting the work of experimental and emerging artists from the mid-1990s to mid-2000.

During its run, it organized annual group exhibitions titled The Dog Show: a merging of works by different individuals and art collectives associated with the space. Converging at Finale Art File nearly one decade after, The Last Dog Show is a tracing of practice and histories by the Surrounded by Water group: a gesture to revisit and reconnect.

—Lisa Ito