Oo: Selected paintings and projects by Maria Cruz, 1996-2008
Maria Cruz’s paintings and projects combine images both from personal narratives and popular sources. Her work often delves between art and the social, individual reflection and collective collaboration. She has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia since 1980 and now resides in Berlin, Germany. ‘Oo’ means ‘yes’ in Filipino, and the title alone is indicative of the artist’s ties with her homeland despite being away for three decades. Published in connection with the artist’s first survey of works presented in the Philippines, the book includes a conversation between Cruz and Australian curator Jo Holder.
Ateneo Art Gallery, Philippines
Softcover / 9.2 x 6.6 inches / 79 pages / Color