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Dime-A-Dozen

June 8 to September 22, 2007

Curated by Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez and Claro Ramirez

How does an artifact, a motif, a fetish make the jump from elite item to kitsch icon? Are they able to make the journey back? Dime a Dozen hypothesized on how rarities, propped up as fine and precious, easily slip into the domain of the pop and the banal—rarely able to regain pristine cult status in their original form. Working on a variety of media, artists Tad Ermitañio, Alwin Reamillo, and Gerardo Tan took iconic Lopez Museum pieces on this potentially perilous journey, yielding in the process some very necessary revelations.

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