Espiritu Santi: The Strange Life and Even Stranger Legacy of Santiago Bose
A tribute anthology on the life and art of Santiago 'Santi' Bose (1949 - 2002), one of the most significant artists from Baguio City, in the Cordillera region in the Philippines. After studying at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in Manila in the early 70s, Bose left for the United States, returning to Baguio in the 80s to found the Baguio Arts Guild.
A recipient of the 1976 CCP Thirteen Artist Award, Bose is known for his mixed-media works, often incorporating indigenous symbols and materials, that address various social and political concerns. He often expressed and called for the resilience of traditional cultures and communities amidst dominant Western influences and ideologies.
This large format book edited by Alfred 'Krip' Yuson features writings by Bose, essays and poetry by several artists and writers close to him, including Frank Cimatu, Boy Yuchengco, Luis Francia, John Batten, Pat Hoffie, Alice Guillermo, Jonathan Best, Alfredo Navarro Salanga, excerpts from Bose's last interview with Howie Severino, and a personal sketch by Lille and Peggy Bose.
Water Dragon Inc., Philippines
Softcover / 15 x 12 inches / 180 pages / BW, Color