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Inquirer: First Filipino art exhibit on the West Coast opens at the USC Fisher Museum

Philippine ArtThe first exhibit ever dedicated to contemporary Filipino art on the West Coast has opened at the USC Fisher Museum.

The Triumph of Philippine Art features paintings, sculptures, art installations, videos and photographs created by Filipino artists depicting the political turmoil and socioeconomic struggles of the Philippines.

Some notable pieces on display include the Rigodon, a 2012 floor installation by Leo Abaya that depicts the legacies of the current and former presidents of the Philippines as a game of chess. The president shown to have advanced the farthest in the game is former President Ferdinand Marcos.

“Through these artworks, we discover or rediscover not only the socioeconomic and political struggles of the Filipino nation and people. Woven underneath these works is the story of a resilient people, who have never given up hope to live in a homeland thriving in full democracy and development,” said Philippine Consul General Helen Barber-De La Vega about the exhibit at its opening event.

The Triumph of Philippine Art will be shown at the Fisher Museum from Feb. 6 to April 13.  

Read more about the artists and art pieces featured at the exhibit at the Inquirer.

 

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