‘Cultural Cousins’ Exhibition Illustrates the Many Commonalities Between Latinx & Filipinx Communities

Lead Photo: Photo by Anthony Jalandoni
Photo by Anthony Jalandoni
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The Philippines and Latin America share history. With both areas (mostly) colonized by the Spanish Empire, the European country has had a left long-lasting influence in Latin American and Filipinx life. As we noted back in 2014, these similarities make these groups primos. And an exhibition aims to show these parallels, and this weekend is your last chance to see it.

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This month, Cultural Cousins – which features 10 Latinx and Filipinx artists – puts those similarities on display. Using their personal histories in a space decorated to look like a living room, this exhibition establishes how these communities are family. There’s a mix of painting, photography, sculpture, and more by Max Sarmiento, Emma Noelle Buhain, Maria Liebana, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Emely Francesca Perez, Karl Orozco, Manuel Gonzalez, Donnabelle Casis, Jeannette Rodríguez-Píneda, and Maia Cruz Palileo.

“All the artists draw inspiration from their personal narratives, family intimacy, bicultural and biracial identities in their work,” said Jalandoni, the exhibition’s curator, to Hyperallergic.

The exhibition is on view until July 13, 2019 at 320 W. 23rd St., New York, New York 10011. Learn more here.