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Monstrous Territories, Queer Propositions: Negotiating The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, between Australia, the Philippines, and Other (Island) Worlds

Antoinette, Michelle

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For the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (apt) (2015–16), Sydney-based artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra collaborated to present Ex Nilalang, a series of filmic and live portraits exploring Philippine mythology and marginalized identities. The artists’ shared Filipino ancestry, attachments to the Filipino diasporic community, and investigations into “Philippine-ness” offer obvious cultural connections to the “Asia Pacific” concerns of the apt. However, their aesthetic...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAntoinette, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:57:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:57:21Z
dc.identifier.issn2352-3077
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/218235
dc.description.abstractFor the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (apt) (2015–16), Sydney-based artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra collaborated to present Ex Nilalang, a series of filmic and live portraits exploring Philippine mythology and marginalized identities. The artists’ shared Filipino ancestry, attachments to the Filipino diasporic community, and investigations into “Philippine-ness” offer obvious cultural connections to the “Asia Pacific” concerns of the apt. However, their aesthetic interests in inhabiting fictional spaces marked by the “fantastic” and the “monstrous”—alongside the lived reality of their critical queer positions and life politics—complicate any straightforward identification. If the Philippine archipelago and island continent of Australia are intersecting cultural contexts for their art, the artists’ queering of identity in art and life emphasizes a range of cultural orientations informing subjectivities, always under negotiation and transformation, and at once both the product of and in excess of these (island) territories.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishers
dc.sourceAsian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas
dc.titleMonstrous Territories, Queer Propositions: Negotiating The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, between Australia, the Philippines, and Other (Island) Worlds
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume3
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor190102 - Art History
local.identifier.absfor190103 - Art Theory
local.identifier.absfor200209 - Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3937051xPUB131
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAntoinette, Michelle, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1-2
local.identifier.doi10.1163/23523085-00302004
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:50:32Z
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