Lunch & Lecture: 'Lies Magicians and Blind Faith'
11.00AM Wed 20 May 2020
QAGOMA | Lecture theatre, GOMA Restaurant | Ticketed
‘Lies, Magicians and Blind Faith’ is centred around the bold and confronting painting installation by Manila-based Australian artist David Griggs — Frog boy's dissertation into a new karaoke cult 2008 — a carnival tent painted with images that address the fine line of exploitation and survival in the Filipino capital. Co-curators Peter McKay (Curatorial Manager, Australian Art) and Reuben Keehan (Curator, Contemporary Asian Art) provide an overview of the exhibition, which includes two landmark collaborative works made by Australian and Filipino artists: Santiago Bose, George Gittoes and Nunelucio Alvarado’s monumental painting King of the beasts 1993; and Pat Hoffie and the Filipina Women Weavers of Samar’s 'Fully exploited labour' series 2001–02.