11/05/2023 - 15/07/2023

Contemporary - Mixed Medium

Ligaya Salazar - A World of Islands: On Palms, Storms and Coconuts

Tue-Sat: 11-5pm

Featuring work by Stephanie Comilang, Ronyel Compra, Carol Anne McChrystal, Ceramica Suro, Derek Tumala, Alex Quicho.

Curated by Stanley Picker Fellow Ligaya Salazar, A World of Islands considers the movement of indigenous knowledge, practices, materials and people, and historical fabrications of tropical utopia and dystopia. Locating the ‘tropics’ as both a mythological and real place with shared colonial trauma but wildly divergent histories and cultures, the exhibition unpicks some of the clichés and relocate agency in the ‘tropical’ narrative. Full public programme of talks and associated events to be announced on our website.

Ligaya Salazar is a curator and programme director who has devised creative cultural programmes across the cultural and museum sectors for 15 years. Her work as a curator and commissioner focuses on contemporary interdisciplinary practice at the intersection of design, fashion, art and graphics. Salazar was appointed to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in 2021.


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