Jose Tence Ruiz (In collaboration with Jeremy Guiab and Danilo Ilag-Ilag). Shoal. 2014. Metal, fabric, velvet and wood. Photograph by MM Yu.
How do artists bear witness to changes and shifts in their homeland, and why do they leave? Join Senior Curator Shabbir Hussain Mustafa in tracing the journey of multimedia artist Jose Tence Ruiz from Manila, where he was involved in the Kaisahan Social Realist movement, to his life in Singapore as a political cartoonist.
This talk is part of Art in Southeast Asia, a day of programmes dedicated to mapping the complexities of crossing boundaries, political and spiritual, within Southeast Asia.
Why Do We Leave?: Jose Tence Ruiz in Conversation with Shabbir Hussain Mustafa