Art in Public Spaces
ISA Advisory’s show of Women in Art at Jakarta’s World Trade Centre
A big space requires big ideas.
The artworks we chose are all unique and individual pieces, each panel showcases a different woman’s work, message and ideas. What was important during the curatorial process though, was to ensure that we balanced individuality and unanimity; both within all the work on display and also, between the art and its surrounding space. When we first saw the space we noticed its modernity and geometry stood out most. Our curation, therefore, reflects that; the way the work is displayed in a variety of neat rectangular patterns, doesn’t upset the lobby’s harmony, in fact it emphasises it. Furthermore, it allows for the pops of colour and vibrancy within the paintings to stand out even more.
Photo by @felisatanphoto
Tonight I embraced my inner fan and waited for Norm Lewis after ExtraOrdinary. (See previous post) Luckily, Emma kept me company. It was so worth it.
Look out. I may even muster up the moxie to grab a picture with @kathryngallagher
before this is over.
I cried through most of the performance tonight. (Granted, I’ve been walking on a knifes edge of emotion lately) Yes, the music is beautiful, but what moved me was the dialogue of inclusivity and what it means to see oneself on stage. There is such POWER is acknowledging the importance of that representation. I’ve been chewing on that one since #jaggedlittlepillart
and keep finding myself in rooms where the conversation is starting. Come hell or high water, I will contribute to these continued conversations. ..
#ExtraOrdinaryART #poweroftheater #representation #inclusivity #diversityonstage @americanrep @thenormlewis
Did that just happen?!?!?😵🤬😭🤫🤓🤯 Today I had one of my career highlights interviewing the incomparable @maxwell
🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 He is not only an insanely talented musician and one of the creators of neo soul but his songs are quite literally the song track to my adultlife from #Fortunate
- - there are so many songs that I hold close to my heart.❤️ So speaking with him was about things that were so deeply personal like #PrettyWings
which took me through one of the darkest times of my life, grieving for a loved one to #SHAME
and sharing our passion for spreading self-love and redefining beauty for darker skinned women was beyond incredible.😍
What Wasn't So Great? Right after our interview I rushed to check the sound and NO playback. The recorder didn't work 😭😭😭😭First time ever I didn't use a backup recorder and I got schooled. Big time.🤯 Lesson learned.🤬 Amazing conversation and looking forward to an awesome concert next Monday... Will share more on this week's episode of #kulturd
Thankyou once again @maxwell
💗 I can't share the conversation with the world🌍but I'm grateful it was had💞
Remember she's mad smart...but don't ask her for tech support.🤓
#music #kulturd #diversity #diversitymatters #representation #radioshow #realtalk #onmymind #gratitude #attitude #SHAME #shadism #darkskin #darkisbeautiful #musiclover #lessonlearned #lifelessons #rewind #canwedothatagain
Check out The Instagram Husband...errrrr...I mean, The It Dad. 🙃 My #InstagramHusband
is easy on the eyes, tho.
Is this why bloggers frequently fall in love with their photographers??? Haaaaa! #TheItMom
Just Sold!! This centrally located condo is a great vacation investment. I was lucky enough to represent both buyer and seller on this transaction.
I killed it today! “Latinos and the Racial Politics of Place and Space” - Citizen but not American by Nilda Flores- Gonzalez 📖🦄💘🧜♀️
Go Scotland. Tear discrimination down. 🏳️🌈🇬🇧
Fall 2018 Visiting Critics. Final Reviews Wednesday December 5 (Liu) and Thursday December 6 (Klein): 2pm - 6pm Higgins Hall.
SAY HELLO TO A SLICE OF MY FILIPINO-CANADIAN WRITER SQUAD! There’s actually a lot more of us out here but these are the handful who I had the privilege of hosting in my home this past weekend. Being in their presence and getting to know their stories left me feeling so full and nourished. It was so beautiful to be with people as passionate about the written word as I am. But add to that, people who share my own culture.
Despite how vocal I am about my Filipino roots and my growing pride in that, I don’t actually have a lot of Filipino friends that I hang out with. I have a blossoming circle for sure, especially as I’ve been actively seeking out these connections more. But I didn’t actually have a lot of Filipino friends growing up and there has been/is a lot of shame around my culture that I have been working to unlearn (but that’s for another post or essay or memoir, tbh)
I don’t know if you can relate to this feeling but it just feels so refreshing to be around people who I don’t have to explain so much of who I am to. Not having to explain or defend why our parents don’t understand our work (Mama Yu is an exception), our titas and their tsismis, the need to always have a gigantic bag of rice in stock in my kitchen, the fact that every Filipino is de facto our “cousin” - all of these seemingly small and insignificant details are a part of my culture and my makings as a person.
Anyway, I’ve been feeling a lot of feels lately about our generation of Filipino-Canadians reclaiming our culture in small and big ways, and creating a body of work around that journey. I’m humbled to be counted amongst those people. And I’m proud to work alongside these writers to capture and preserve our culture and identity and all its complexities.
This small crew’s got some big things coming up, so stay tuned ✊🏽🇵🇭
This week’s #tribetuesday
goes out to our talented sister, Priscila Dayoro. ♥️✨ A woman who is passionate about women empowerment and is doing something about it! 💪🏾💪🏼 we will be showcasing her upcoming event called FEMALE BOSS OTTAWA. Stay tuned 😊
1️⃣ Businesses and passion projects: @hppainting
2️⃣ Who inspires you to be great? My husband. He inspires with me in so many ways. He is one of the hardest working person I know who doesn't fall short of pursing his goals with such strength, perseverance and faith.
3️⃣Why is representation important to you? Representation is important me because we live in a world whose history stems on the discrimination of women and particularly women of colour. Although we've seen progress in society of the destruction of discrimination for white women things have not worked particularly the same for black women. Representation helps fight back negative narratives made and shows the importance and need of women of colour in various fields.
#FYT #findyourtribe #representation #whydiversitymatters #ottawalifestyle #toronto