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    June 29 — July 27, 2024

    bumuô (Tagalog, v.): to put together
    derived from the root word buo (adj.) which means “whole”

    After enduring almost 400 years of colonization under Spain and subsequently the United States, what does being “whole” mean for a 7,600-island archipelago; a tenth of our people untethered from our land and scattered across the entire globe?

    Through BUMUO: Rebuilding the Filipino Body, six artists come together and chart a path between the still-red scars of our history to honor our persistent resistance and envision a healed future as kapwa. This multimedia exhibit presents a progressive exploration of the truths we must amplify, the manipulations we must reject, and how the individual empowers the collective through new bodies of work from Filipino artists Himaya, Intel Lastierre, Joi Conti, Lee Paje, Ms Cashmere, and PJ Raval.

    Supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department, BUMUO: Rebuilding the Filipino Body is forth space productions’ inaugural arts project and serves as founder Regine Malibiran’s curatorial debut. The exhibit will open in collaboration with Pinoy Potluck at MASS Gallery on June 29, 2024 from 7-10pm and run until July 27, 2024.

    The opening reception will feature a lounge and photo booth provided by our friends at Party at the Moontower, beats by Flobama, and of course, a whole lechon. Dust off your barong or favorite tropical wear, bring your community, and join us for an evening of art, food, and solidarity.

    Visit the event website to read the artists bios.

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