This event has been cancelled. Please visit TOPAZ ARTS for details on other BASTARDS OF MISREPRESENTATION events and exhibitions.
In a rare opportunity to hear from the artist himself, A/P/A hosts Manuel Ocampo, proclaimed “the most internationally active contemporary artist from the Philippines,” in conversation with prolific, interdisciplinary writer Jessica Hagedorn. The two will discuss BASTARDS OF MISREPRESENTATION : DOING TIME ON FILIPINO TIME NY EDITION.
Presented by TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. and curated by Ocampo, BASTARDS OF MISREPRESENTATION, a multi-venue exhibition on view from October 27, 2012 through December 30, 2012, 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.
Manuel Ocampo is a celebrated Filipino artist whose work has been exhibited extensively over twenty years, with solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Ocampo’s work has been included in a number of international surveys including the 2004 Seville Biennale, 2001 Venice Biennale, 2001 Berlin Biennale, 2000 Biennale d’art Contemporain de Lyon, and in 1992’s controversial Documenta IX. He has received a number of prestigious grants and awards including the Giverny Residency (1998), the Rome Prize at the American Academy (1995-96), and the National Endowment for the Arts (1996). Manuel Ocampo is represented in New York by Tyler Rollins Fine Art.
Jessica Hagedorn was born and raised in the Philippines and came to the United States in her early teens. Her novels include Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster of Love, and Dogeaters, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She is also the author of Danger and Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: an Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction and Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home in the World. Her plays include Most Wanted, The Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters. She is the University Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA Program at LIU Brooklyn.