This catalogue was published in conjunction with the artist's solo exhibition of the same title in 2005. It includes colour plates of his works and interviews with the artist. 

'The work of Ocampo speaks to us of a collective history, as well as the individual and singular experience which imitates that of many other displaced artists. He appeared on the international scene at the beginning of the 1990s as the maximum exponent of contemporary Philippine art. To the interest that his work aroused, one must add his nationality and the exclusion of which he was the object in his attempt to become integrated into an adopted medium and language. In spite of years he has spent outside of his country, he will always be a "Philippine", and his work has always been associated with the ambiguity of the trans-culturality of that country. This is, according to him, unique in Asia due to Catholicism and a generalized religious fervor inherited from the Spanish colonizers despite the multicultural diversity of the population[...] Thus, Manuel Ocampo is a referent of other referents for himself and for Spain because of the recurrent themes of his paintings and because he considers himself a turncoat to the multiple identities intertwined that make up the "Philippine" being. In his paintings they are represented by the hooded figures (penitents or members of the Ku Klux Klan), swastikas and crosses, combined with other elements of a kitsch esthetic which he defends by considering himself, firstly, as a "pop" artist.' - Ion de la Riva
Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.OCM
Language

English, 

Spanish

Publication/Creation date

2005

No of pages

406

ISBN / ISSN

8493295019

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Comedy of Art Is Not Funny

- Ion DE LA RIVA

Bastard of Misrepresentation

- Menene Gras BALAGUER

User's Manuel

- Juan GUARDIOLA

Manuel Ocampo: Rough Gatherings at the Turn of the Millennium

- Kevin POWER

Living on the Edges: Conversation with Manuel Ocampo

- Kevin POWER

Theoretical Sheep Shit

- Fernando Castro FLOREZ

E/sc(h)atologies

- Fernando Castro FLOREZ

Painting on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

- David BURROWS

Apocalypse Now: The Ambivalent Allegories of Manuel Ocampo

- Jenifer P. BORUM

Perverse Beauty

- Kenneth BAKER

Two Ribs: Comments to Ni en la vida, nien la muerte, about some paintings by Manuel Ocampo

- Pedro G. ROMERO

Altered Natives: A Conversation between Manuel Ocampo and Gaston Damag

- Gaston DAMAG

What is Spanishness?: A Conversation between Manuel Ocampo and Curro Gonzalez

- Curro GONZALEZ

Manuel Ocampo. 'Wunder Kammer'

- Sandra DANICKE

Manolito (To Manuel Ocampo)

- Guillermo Perez VILLALTA

The Devil is God in Exile: Manuel Ocampo

- Chon A. NORIEGA

Spiritual Retreat for the End of a Millennium

- Fernando HUICI

The Transgression of Manuel Ocampo

- Victoria COMBALIA

An Unofficial Glossary to Some of the Paintings
I, too, am Painting

- Eduardo ARROYO

Nature, Religion, Myth and Politics in Philippine Art Trends

- Hilda Maria RODRIGUEZ ENRIQUEZ

Manuel Ocampo: Bastards of Misrepresentation
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