Gina Osterloh opened Annoynmous Front at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this January 21. In a conversation with Gina Osterloh, YBCA Curator Julio César Morales begins by aligning the artist's practice as having photography at the center. The interview unfolds in Gina's identification of portraiture's dichotomies - repetition and mimicry, and the seer and the blind.
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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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Gary-Ross Pastrana narrates a facet of his experience in Bangkok University Gallery through a residency program from November 2010 to January 2011 under the curatorial direction of Ark Fongsmut. He likewise discusses the integration of being situated in a ‘new’ place into his work and the progression of which his works take shape in every residency.
Susan Gibb is an independent curator from Sydney. She ran a curatorial project in the form of Society from a shop-front residence in Sydney from 2011-2012. Here, she speaks about the program of Society and extends to the bigger independent art scene in Australia. She shares a list of independent initiatives that she often looks to for her curatorial research. The list is a downloadable PDF that is found at the end of the article.