Bastards of Misrepresentation: Doing Time on Filipino Time (Freies Museum Berlin)
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96 pages offset
softcover exhibition catalogue
19 x 27 cm
Bastards of Misrepresentation: Doing Time on Filipino Time is a group show dealing with issues about aesthetic autonomy, social critique and the philosophical politics of expression, variant material economies and the alternate conditions of authenticity, and information distribution through shared affinities. The show is about the cultural scene happening in the Philippines yet is not a definitive show about Philippine art. The show is not without irony aptly titled “Bastards of Misrepresentation” as the Philippines is a country with a hybrid culture; embodying the complexity of its heritage and colonial history while it’s political identity reflects the pervasive “misrepresentation” of its’ people.
The artists chosen represent the cutting edge of Filipino art in the last five years. Five of the artists, Gerardo Tan, Poklong Anading, Jayson Oliveria, Lena Cobangbang, and MM Yu have been Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 13 artists awards recipients. Anading, Oliveria and Yu have won Ateneo Art Awards and 7 of the 14 artists have been Ateneo Art Awards nominees. Gaston Damag, Maria Cruz and David Griggs have made their names abroad in Europe and Australia. Romeo Lee and Pow Martinez have been highly visible as performers in the underground art and music scene in the country.