© Georg Küppers-Loosen (fraglish). Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum


In "Snare for Birds", artists Kiri Dalena, Lizza May David, and Jaclyn Reyes interact and intervene artistically with Philippine colonial photographs that are in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum. Please see Link.

KIRI DALENA is based in Manila. She is a visual artist and filmmaker known internationally for her works that lay bare the social inequalities and injustices that continue to persist, particularly in the Philippines. Her active involvement in the mass struggle to uphold human rights amidst state persecution is the foundation for her art practice that underscores the relevance of protest and civil disobedience in contemporary society.

JACLYN REYES is based in New York and is an artist, designer, and cultural organizer. Her work is not defined by the disciplines nor materials she engages with. As a diasporic Filipina in the United States, her work is driven by explorations of historic and epistemic violence and the mechanics of trauma within culture. How could those of us with troubled histories honor our cultural memory - or lack thereof - without romanticizing or thoughtlessly repeating it? Can we metabolize our resilience to resurrect our most authentic imaginations for the future? These questions prompt continuous interrogation of community, place, representation, history, trauma and transnationalism.