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An afternoon of #ThirdWorldCuratorial (with TEXTSWAP Footnotes)


In an atmosphere charged with ideation and musings, curators, artists, creatives and enthusiasts gathered for an afternoon of #thirdworldcuratorial revelations, for Café of Letters: Reading Lab Version 2, in the context of current exhibit Articles of Disagreements. Added coffee energy was provided by Gourmet Farms, Inc.

Curator Sidd Perez: Prompting a discussion on the anxieties in (looking at) curating with Vincenz Serrano x Iris Angela Ferrer x Alice Sarmiento. Insights and participation of peers most welcome: let’s unpick this liminal “occupation” together in Lopez Museum and Library.

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TEXTSWAP Footnotes to #thirdworldcuratorial are provided by the curatorial team Planting Rice:

#thirdworldcuratorial discussion | Leisurely Footnotes no.1

John Clark: “Modern Art in South-East Asia,” Art Asia and PacificSample Issue (1993): 35-38.

#thirdworldcuratorial discussion | Leisurely Footnotes no.2

The Curatorial Turn in Southeast Asia and the Afterlife of the Modern by Prof. Patrick D. Flores



Lopez Museum and Library continues to celebrate Museums and Galleries Month with Café of Letters.

Sidd Perez will join us again tomorrow, October 25, Saturday, 2 – 4PM for a reading group discussion entitled #thirdworldcuratorial. Perez is the co-curator of the current exhibition “Articles of Disagreements”.

For the discussion, young artists, curators and other art practitioners will join her as she talks about current practices, issues and developments in the curatorial field both here and in the region.

Gourmet Farms Inc. will also serve freshly brewed coffee at the Reading Lab.

The event is FREE to the public. Limited slots only.

For more information and to register, call Tina Modrigo / Thea Garing at
631-2417 or email