Jazz in the American Empire, A Lenticular Reading 

"Ma Filipino babe" Photo: New York Public Library Digital Collections. Abstract The essay gathers fragments of US-Philippine cultural history with the aim of historicizing and locating the arrival of a jazz-age in the US colony. In the 1920s, a new cultural era dawned in the urban hubs of the American empire; one associated with novel… Continue reading Jazz in the American Empire, A Lenticular Reading 

Propaganda at Lopez

On Trauma, Postmemory, and Modernity in Propaganda at the Lopez Museum The beginning half of 2015 for the Manila art scene has marked itself with an endless parade of the second-rate, the trying hard, and the copycat such that when attending one art fair or a gallery exhibition– you’re always confronted by the fact that,… Continue reading Propaganda at Lopez