ART OPENING “Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken” at Blaffer Art Museum

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ART OPENING “Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken” at Blaffer Art Museum

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

EXHIBIT ON VIEW MAY 31 – AUGUST 18, 2024: The Blaffer Art Museum presents “Cian Dayrit: Liberties Were Taken” with site-specific installations, embroidered textiles, and elaborate paintings by this Manila-based artist known for his cartographic artworks.

In this first U.S. solo exhibition, Dayrit investigates notions of power and identity represented and reproduced in monuments, museums, and maps. The exhibition brings together site-specific installations, embroidered textiles, and elaborate paintings created over a decade of participatory actions and solidarity work in the Philippines and around the world.

Deploying visual tools, such as written text, graphs, and symbols, the artist positions land as a site of struggle through archival references, protest imagery, and grassroots counter-mapping.

This exhibition is organized by Cynthia Woods Mitchell Assistant Curator Erika Mei Chua Holum in collaboration with Lualo Studio in Christian Toledo, Jenah Maravilla, Rea Sampilo, and Trisha Morales.

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Date:
May 31
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://blafferartmuseum.org/cian-dayrit/

Venue

Blaffer Art Museum
4173 Elgin St.
Houston, 77004 United States
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(713) 743-9521
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