Gina Fairley shares her email correspondence with Manuel Ocampo that led up to his solo exhibition "The Painter's Equipment" (January 2011). The text includes Gina's interview on Manuel's serious engagement with the history of painting and the devices in working out the plethora of 'meanings' present in paintings. Alongside these subjects, he clarifies his position on the market and culture. His vision is further drawn out through a discussion of his current exhibitions and industrious curatorial project, "Bastards of Misrepresentation."
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Kevin Power wrote a crucial text delineating the climate of artistic practice in Manila through Manuel Ocampo's current curatorial endeavor "Bastards of Misrepresentation." This was originally published as a catalog essay for the first Bastards exhibition "Doing Time On Filipino Time" in Freies Museum Berlin from October 22 to November 21 2010.
Carlos Villa recalls growing up in San Francisco, living in the Tenderloin district and his exposure to racism, the influence of Leo Valledor, growing up Filipino in California and the difficulties that accompanied it.
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Clarissa Chikiamco challenges Tatong Recheta Torres' "shift" from painting and extricates the seemingly complex system of the software interface in which Tatong has currently chosen to superimpose his practice in. We find out that there is no discrepancy among Tatong's movement between media, and that the 3D environment of Second Life is a dream landscape for an artist who always explores formal limitation and disciplines.
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In this podcast (originally aired in November 2010), Leeza Ahmady talks with Patrick Flores, one of the most active curators working in Southeast Asia today, just after completion of his four-month research grant from the Asian Cultural Council to study the modern-to-contemporary shift in American Museums. Courtesy of the Program from Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art, hosted and produced by Leeza Ahmady, Independent Curator and director of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York City.
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