The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance
In 'The Decolonized Eye', Sarita Echavez See shows how Filipino American artists have engaged with the complex aftermath of U.S. colonialism in the Philippines. By analyzing art, performance, and visual culture, 'The Decolonized Eye' illuminates the unexpected consequences of America’s amnesia over its imperial history.
Focusing on artists working in New York and California, See examines the overlapping artistic and aesthetic practices and concerns of Angel Shaw, Manuel Ocampo, Paul Pfeiffer, Rex Navarrete, Nicky Paraiso, and Reanne Estrada to explain the reasons for their strangely shadowy presence in American culture and scholarship. Offering an interpretation of their creations that accounts for their queer, decolonizing strategies of camp, mimesis, and humor, See reveals the conditions of possibility that constitute this contemporary archive.
University of Minnesota Press, USA
Softcover / 8.5 x 5.5 inches / 248 pages / BW, some col.