Norberto "Peewee" Roldan is one of the artists selected for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. On the occasion of the Initiatives' first installment, "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia" at the Guggenheim Museum, Peewee Roldan talks to Patricia Cariño about his work in relation to representing an art community in such a critical survey, the geopolitics surrounding contemporary practices and other forms of engagement of Philippine contemporary including it's relationships with Filipino communities in the United States.
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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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Nobuo Takamori is a Taipei-based independent curator and is also the co-founder of the curatorial group Outsiders Factory. Here, he provides the first insightful overview of the rise of independent spaces vis-a-vis the political shifts in Taiwan from the 1980's onwards. Nobuo has also provided a generous list of art spaces in Taiwan. This list is included in the article as an open resource.