Buen Calubayan

Dublin Core

Title

Buen Calubayan

Subject

Description

Illustrating a new way of seeing, Buen Calubayan’s Instructions on Viewing the Landscape is an long-term exercise in seeing the bigger picture, literally and figuratively, which subtly challenges notions of national identity and colonialism. Articulated through a complex set of rules, this conceptual work is an investigative device aimed to unpack the history of late 19th century Filipino art – a period of significant political changes propelled by the revolutions against the Spanish rule. In re-examining and reviewing the landscapes of celebrated painters Juan Luna (1857 – 1899) and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo (1855 – 1913), the artist locates their vanishing points and brings to the fore unexpected tensions between the viewer and the artwork. Over the course of his residency, Calubayan will extend the scope of the project in order to pinpoint the metaphorical vanishing points in Singapore’s landscape, locating their historical, economic, and religious coordinates.

Date

2 May – 29 June 2017

Contributor

Coverage

Medium

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Illustrating a new way of seeing, Buen Calubayan’s Instructions on Viewing the Landscape is an long-term exercise in seeing the bigger picture, literally and figuratively, which subtly challenges notions of national identity and colonialism.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

BuenBiowork.jpg
BuenHidalgo_Towards20a20History20from20Within.jpg
BuenVanishing20Point.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Buen Calubayan,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1239.