Cian Dayrit’s ‘Bla-Bla Archeological Complex’ at Vargas Museum
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - January 27, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Vargas Museum, in cooperation with Artinformal (AI), presents “Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex,” an exhibition of the works of Cian Dayrit on view until Feb. 8 at the 3F South Wing Gallery of the museum.

Cian Dayrit continues his inquiry into the role that strategies of display and representation play in mediating our notions of history and the associated domains of identity, heritage, and nationhood. In “Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex,” Dayrit presents artifacts to assemble the narrative of a proto-culture. Coupling the display format of museums with archaeological phraseology in framing the development, practices, and beliefs of a fictional culture, Dayrit plays in the Wiki-blurred topography of contemporary knowledge production. The exhibition simultaneously invites the viewer to partake in mining the fiction of a glorious past while attempting to lay bare the scaffolding in the edifice of history.

Vargas Museum is along Roxas Ave., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. For information, call 928-1927 or e-mail vargasmuseum@gmail.com, or visit http://vargasmuseum.wordpress.com/.

ARTINFORMAL BLA-BLA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX CIAN DAYRIT DAYRIT DILIMAN FEB QUEZON CITY ROXAS AVE SOUTH WING GALLERY TEXT-LAYOUT VARGAS MUSEUM
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