Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA

Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA




When In Manila, you and I both know that EDSA is suffocating with all the fumes coming from trains and PUVs every day and we all would definitely agree that it needs a breather.




Erika Tan’s EDSA Pillars Air Purifiers




According to the joint study by World Bank and DENRPhilippine Environment Monitor, air pollution in Metro Manila causes almost 14 (avoidable) deaths per day, or about 5,000 premature deaths a year. While UP College of Medicine stated that on the average, every Filipino spends around Php 2,000 for treatment and medication of air pollution related illness every year. In addition, Synovate (2004) showed in their study that 98% of Manila residents are affected by air pollution and 50% would want to move to a less polluted place.




Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA



These three major statistical points (among others of course), Boysen – the country’s biggest paint company, in coordination with Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has engaged the services of the curatorial team TAO Inc. composed of Marian Pastor Roces, Judy Freya-Sibayan and Adrian Jones to commission different artists such as Jose Tence Ruiz, Asuncion “Baby” Imperial and Damien “Coco” Anne, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, TBWA, Neal Oshima, Erika Tan and Tapio Snellman for their Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA.




Johnson Ongking, vice president of Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. with May Ajero, Air Quality Program Manager




For Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA’s 4th Art Work, Boysen together with TAO Inc. commissioned Erika Tan, the Dutch-Indonesian London-based artist and curator to transform EDSA Pillars located in Tramo part as air purifiers showcasing the air pollution statistics brought in the middle of EDSA.



Please watch this short video as to why it is important to address air pollution in Metro Manila, especially in EDSA as well as to see Erika Tan’s artwork.




Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA – Pillars Turned Into Air Purifiers 




To know more about the Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA, its artists, the concept behind it and the air cleaning paint Boysen KNOxOUT, please visit




Boysen KNOxOUT: Project EDSA



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