Vargas Museum in cooperation with Artinformal (AI)
Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex
an exhibition of the works of Cian Dayrit.
Cian Dayrit continues his inquiry into the role that strategies of display and representation play in mediating our notions of history and the associated domains of identity, heritage, and nationhood. In the Bla-Bla Archaeological Complex, Dayrit presents artifacts to assemble the narrative of a proto-culture. Coupling the display format of museums with archaeological phraseology in framing the development, practices, and beliefs of a fictional culture, Dayrit plays in the wiki-blurred topography of contemporary knowledge production. The exhibition simultaneously invites the viewer to partake in mining the fiction of a glorious past while attempting to lay bare the scaffolding in the edifice of history.
December 10, 2013
UP Vargas Museum
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
Roxas Avenue, UP Campus
1101 Quezon City, Philippines
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