Art, Exhibit, South Wing Gallery

Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex | Cian Dayrit

CianDayrit_BlaBla_InviteFront_webVargas Museum in cooperation with Artinformal (AI), presents Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex, an exhibition of the works of Cian Dayrit. It will open on 10 December, Tuesday, 4PM at the 3F South Wing Gallery of the museum.

Cian Dayrit continues his inquiry into the role that strategies of display and representation play in mediating our notions of history and the associated domains of identity, heritage, and nationhood. In the Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex, Dayrit presents artifacts to assemble the narrative of a proto-culture. Coupling the display format of museums with archaeological phraseology in framing the development, practices, and beliefs of a fictional culture, Dayrit plays in the wiki-blurred topography of contemporary knowledge production. The exhibition simultaneously invites the viewer to partake in mining the fiction of a glorious past while attempting to lay bare the scaffolding in the edifice of history.

Exhibition runs until 08 February 2014.

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About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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