August 24 at 6:00pm
Department of Avant Garde Cliches, Pasong Tamo Extn Makati City
For the first time a survey show of Philippine contemporary art as broad as Bastards of Misrepresentation shall be presented in four venues in one of the art capitals of the world, New York City. The show, curated by renowned artist Manuel Ocampo, shall have simultaneous openings at Topaz Arts, Queens Museum of Art, Crossing Art Gallery and at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This exhibition will provide important opportunities for the artist involved by illustrating the diversity of practices
currently being explored by the Filipino avant-garde. The exhibition will highlight the significant contribution this group of artist is currently making to the history of art in the Philippines, while embracing a new era of outward looking ambitious artists who are working hard to put Filipino creative communities on the world stage.The artists included represent the cutting edge of Filipino art in the last five years. Many have won awards and some have established reputations in Europe and Australia. Others are legendary performers from Manila’s underground art and music scenes.Participating artists are: Poklong Anading, Yason Banal, Bea Camacho, Valeria Cavestany, Lena Cobangbang, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Dex Fernandez, Arvin Flores, Dina Gadia, David Griggs, Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Pow Martinez, Jayson Oliveria, Carlo Ricafort, Timo Roter, Gerry Tan, MM Yu, Maria Jeona Zoleta
Bastards of Misrepresentation 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. Moreover, the shows deals 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.
To help subsidize the mounting of this very momentuous exhibit a fundraiser will be held this August 24 Friday 6PM at DAGC.
This fundraiser will be accompanied by musical performances by Jol3na, the trio of Kaloy Olavides, Pow Martinez and Alvin Zafra, and indie favorite The Sleepyheads. Plus a videoke installation by Yason Banal.
There will also be live drawings sessions where you may get a rare chance to win any fresh, off-the sketchpad artworks by Romeo Lee, Dex Fernandez, Carlo Ricafort, Arvin Flores, Pow Martinez, Maria Jeona Zoleta, Robert Langenegger, Jayson Oliveria and Manuel Ocampo.
Cocktails will also be served as the rest of the Bastards will chat you up everything about Bastards NY project.
For further queries and information about the Bastards, visit:
and the fundraiser, please click – http://arteleriamanila.wordpress.com/bastardized-event/
For the Bastards Online auction –
for our kind host in NY Topaz Arts – http://www.topazarts.org/2012/08/get-ready-bastards-at-topazarts/