ARNDT Explores the Complexities of Filipino Art in New Berlin Gallery Space
Perhaps the exhibition’s most striking quality is the wide breadth of artistic strategies on display. Though most of the artists paint, each does so in their own unique style—abstraction, photorealism, mixed-media, and everything in-between are on display. In
Other artists on view use their technical craft to comment on the everyday world around us.
“Wasak,” the show’s press release notes, is a piece of Filipino slang that holds several meanings—”in ruins,” “wrecked,” “going for broke.” The show uses the phrase as a sort of thesis, offering no single view of Filipino art. Instead, the show asserts the diversity of Filipino artists, providing a view into an art scene whose artists are each creating their own distinctive ways of seeing the world.