Isabel Aquilizan + Alfredo Aquilizan Exhibition
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Just as Japan underwent major shifts in the adoption of Western culture during its modernization period, the Philippines has also developed a highly complex culture through its experience of colonization by both Spain and the USA. It is very complexity of culture which the Philippine artist couple Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan take up in their work, with works presented in the Venice Biennale and Moscow for example creating US army jeeps and giant tanks from an eclectic array of materials, a hybrid cross of media which comes to offer a cutting political-economic criticism at the same time. Since their move to Australia in 2006 the artists have frequently dealt with notions of home and identity as demonstrated here in the large scale rendering of their participative project “Another Country” in which local residents contribute to the production of cardboard houses to form an expansive installation set across the gallery space.