Wasak!: Filipino Art Today by Matthias ArndtWasak!: Filipino Art Today by Matthias Arndt

Wasak!: Filipino Art Today

EditorMatthias Arndt

Hardcover | November 25, 2015

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This groundbreaking volume presents the first well-researched overview of
the Philippine contemporary arts scene, inviting the reader to discover around
two dozen artists who are about to take the Western art market by storm.
Each is featured with an outline of his ideas and techniques, photographs of
major works, and a portrait. The curator Norman Crisologo and the journalist
and editor of a culture magazine Erwin Romulo have contributed an extensive
essay in which they lay the foundations for a discussion of where contemporary
Philippine art stands and explore its relations to tradition and religion, film
noir, vernacular imageries, and urban culture. The "Wasak!" of the title is a
popular expression: its literal meaning is "broken," "ruined," or "wrecked," but
in street slang it signals the speaker’s amazement and enthusiasm: "Rad!"
Title:Wasak!: Filipino Art TodayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 10.75 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:November 25, 2015Publisher:DistanzLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3954761173

ISBN - 13:9783954761173

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