Bastards of Misrepresentation: Doing Time on Filipino Time
The above exhibition at Freies Museum Berlin from October to November 2010 features the work of 14 artists considered to be at the forefront of contemporary Philippine art. Curator Manuel Ocampo explains, '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 its political identity reflects the pervasive “misrepresentation” of its’ people.'
This catalogue includes essays that examine each artist's work, as well as artist biographies.
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