The Art of Resistance: Social Realists of the Philippines

April 23 - May 30, 1999

In the past 100 years the Filipino peoples have fought for self-determination against Spain, the United States and Japan. Their struggle for justice continued after independence in 1946 and against the corrupt Marcos regime. These efforts continue today in the areas of women's rights and economic justice. This century of resistance has created a vibrant social realist tradition in art akin to that of revolutionary Mexico of the 1920's and 1930's. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. proudly presents this vibrant group exhibit organized by The Philippine Forum.

ARTISTS

Jose Tence Ruiz, Reynato Paz Contreras, Estrella Isla-Contreras, Norberto Monterona, Leonilo Doloricon, Pable Baens-Santos, Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Edgar Roxas, Pedro Dulay Jr., Federico Sievert, Ruel Caasi, Felix Cachapero, Orly Castillo, Manolito Mondejar, Edillardo Paras, Ramon Zapata, Alma Quinto, Papo de Asis, Joseph de Asis, Jun Cadiz, Armand Maniago, Rico Maniago, Aaron Fuhriman, Ezra Wright, Jeremiah Roa, Christina Quisumbing, Genara Banzon, V.C. Igarta, Emilio SanoSalvador Floriano, Rey Zipagan, Rafael Maniago

EVENTS

Sunday, 4/25. 11:00 a.m.
Mural making workshop with the artists.

Saturday, 5/1. 5:00 p.m.
IN SOLIDARITY
The Philippine Forum of New York obseves the International Workers Day with a program of forums, talks and cultural performances.

Saturday, 5/8. 5:00 p.m.
POETRY AT PUFFIN
Filipino poets will read and discuss their works. Curated by Eileen Tabios.

Saturday, 5/15. 5:00 p.m.
RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE
An evening of dance, song and poetry featuring Kinding Sindaw, Panata, Bibak, Pintig and others.

Thursday, 5/20. 7:30 p.m.
THE GOLF WAR, a video documentary
A Filipino Story of Land, Golf and Revolution
by Jennifer Schradie