Join artist Don M. Salubayba on 04 December 2013, Wednesday, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Vargas Museum as he talks about his works in the exhibit, demonstrates shadow play, and shares insights on his art practice in line with the exhibition Sala sa Init Sala sa Lamig at the GF Lobby and West Wing Gallery.
In Sala sa Init Sala sa Lamig, Salubayba plays with the phrase “sala sa init, sala sa lamig”, a common Filipino saying that conveys ambivalence, unpredictability and indecision. This expression also alludes to the volatile environment of the country, both literally and figuratively: a tropical weather on the one hand, and on the other, a political culture sustained by accommodation and largesse. He explores dualities and ironies in Philippine culture and contemporary society brought about by colonial mentality and the desire to create identity. He appropriates vernacular myths and local tradition as framework for historical narratives and as critique of the socio-political climate of the nation.
Admission to the talk is free.