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Art Cologne 2018

Kiri Dalena - Collaboration with 1335Mabini, Manila (Philippines)
Art Cologne 2018


With 1335 MABINI, Manila (Philippines)

Solo presentation Kiri Dalena

Kiri Dalena (b. 1975) works at the forefront of political commentary. Infusing documentary approaches with a critical edge, she situates her practice at the intersection of journalism and art activism. Her films expose humanitarian crises and states of injustice with a particular focus on the social unrest in her home country, the Philippines. Included among her many notable works are Requiem for M (2010) and Erased Slogans (2008). The first takes an unflinching look at the infamous Maguindanao Massacre, an incident that involved the slaying of 58 civilians in 2009—many of whom were journalists. In the second, Dalena demonstrates the pervasive rhetoric of martial law in the Philippines during the 1970s, by applying procedural erasure to public demonstration photographs from that era. Gikan Sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman (From The Dark Depths) (2017), continues her pursuit to uphold human rights and human dignity. It will screen in competition at the 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Dalena live and works in Manila and Mindanao, Philippines.

Installation views: credits Simon Vogel

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