Artist Pio Abad on the Marcoses’ lavish art acquisitions
SAN FRANCISCO — In his recent project, The Collection of Jane Ryan & William Saunders, London-based Filipino artist Pio Abad explores the cultural legacy of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Reproducing objects from the Marcoses’ lavish inventory of commissioned portraits, jewelry, Regency silverware and Old Master paintings, the project poses questions about reproduction, democracy and collective acts of commemoration.
Free with admission
Evenings, Talks & Lectures, and part of Thursday Nights MAR22
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
About the artist
Pio Abad uses strategies of appropriation to mine alternative or repressed historical events, unravel official accounts and draw out threads of complicity among incidents, ideologies and people. His work has been exhibited widely, including at Kadist, Paris; CCA Glasgow; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; and Gasworks, London. This event is co-organized with KADIST, San Francisco.
Thursday Night Sponsors
Thursday Nights are supported by Nordstrom. Additional support is provided by The Hearst Foundations, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation.