In celebration of the 116th Philippine Independence Day that coincides with our current exhibit Complicated (on view until 2 August 2014), we produced four commemorative e-cards juxtaposing the works of our featured artists with poignant messages of our heroes and patriots.

Emilio Aguinaldo's Letter to the American People juxtaposed with Leslie de Chavez's State of Your Liberty
Emilio Aguinaldo’s Letter to the American People juxtaposed with Leslie de Chavez’s State of Your Liberty
A powerful and poignant verse by the Supremo himself, Gat Andres Bonifacio, juxtaposed with Mike Adrao's Colony
A powerful and poignant verse by the Supremo himself, Gat Andres Bonifacio, juxtaposed with Mike Adrao’s Colony
Jose Rizal on Sisa in Noli Me Tangere, juxtaposed with Ea Torrado's video performace of Sisa
Jose Rizal on Sisa in Noli Me Tangere, juxtaposed with Ea Torrado’s video performance of Sisa
Juvenal Sanso's Black Blossoms juxtaposed with the last stanza of Lupang Hinirang (National Anthem)
Juvenal Sanso’s Black Blossoms juxtaposed with the last stanza of Lupang Hinirang (National Anthem)

Complicated exhibit (view Facebook gallery) situates the post-colonial critiques presented by the oeuvre of guest visual artists, Leslie de Chavez and Mike Adrao, along with dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado, the many upheavals of Philippine history represented in the archival, library, and art collections of the Lopez Memorial Museum and Library. Focusing on the complicated relationship of the Philippines with its colonial pasts, the exhibit will problematize the notion that identity is both a product of our post-colonial circumstance and the discourse of nationhood.