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.
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.
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Opening July 2nd! Cultural Cousins: a show of Latinx and Filipinx artists is an event curated by Jeanne F. Jalandoni. Cultural Cousins situates 10 artists of Philippine and Latin descent, to lay out their personal histories alongside one another in a space decorated to resemble a sala, establishing that we are family. ➡️ Check it out, July 2- July 13, 320 West 23rd St, Tues-Sat, 10 AM- 6 PM @jfjalandoni.art @nyculture @srmto
“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.