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Gathering

Political Writing on Art and Culture

Marion Pastor Roces (author) Rustom Bharucha (Introduction by)
Elena Mirano (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9789719555964

Publication Date: May 2021

Format: Hardback

Marian Pastor Roces is one of the most original thinkers in Southeast Asia addressing the interactions of politics, privilege, state patronage, creativity, tradition, and contemporary art. Gathering is the first collection of essays by Roces, and features an introduction by Rustom Bharucha, and a foreword by Elena Mirano.
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Marian Pastor Roces is one of the most original thinkers in Southeast Asia addressing the interactions of politics, privilege, state patronage, creativity, tradition, and contemporary art. An art historian, museum director, and cultural theorist, she has shown a keen sensitivity to the relations of power between creators and mediators of art and culture. Gathering is the first-ever collection of essays by Roces, bringing together key pieces in a body of work that is sustained and unrelenting in its commitment to critique in a variety of contexts. Featuring an introduction by Rustom Bharucha, and a foreword by Elena Mirano, the collection presents forty-three essays that were originally published between 1974 and 2018.
Illustrations 2 color plates
Pages 324
Dimensions 210 x 165 x 38
Date Published 30 May 2021
Publisher NUS Press
Subject/s Social & political philosophy   The arts: general issues   History of art / art & design styles   Cultural studies   Art treatments & subjects   History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -   Museums & museology   Prose: non-fiction  
  • INTRODUCTION
  • FOREWORD
  • ESSAYS: INSTITUTIONS | ART AND TEXT| OBJECTS, AURA, AND AGENCY
  • 1974 Old Photographs, Recuerdos Tristes
  • 1980 Five Directions in a Steady State
  • 1981 The Convention, a Post-Mortem
  • 1985 The CCP Art and Power Pas de Deux
  • 1986 The Text Is a Fetish Object, and This Fetish Object Desires Me
  • 1989 culture and Culture
  • 1991 Gathering (a Conversation)
  • 1992 Art Text as Bricolage: Philippines
  • 1992 I Am 400 and Multi-lingual
  • 1993 The Necessity of the Craft Problematic
  • 1993 Ethos, Bathos, Pathos
  • 1993 A Review of a Philippine Avant-Garde
  • 1993 Seas of Iniquity, Sins of Inequity
  • 1993 Desert Song
  • 1994 Words
  • 1996 Bodies of Fiction, Bodies of Desire
  • 1997 Slow Release
  • 1998 Cross-Translating Myselves
  • 1998 Curating upon a Body
  • 1998 On the Disposition of Cadavers
  • 1999 Consider Post-Culture
  • 1999 Terror isms: Lamentation for Certain Amoks and Artists
  • 2001 Pictures at an Exhibition: Re-Presenting the Sugar Industry at The Negros Museum, the Philippines
  • 2001 A Letter to an Artist Concerning Her Death : Proposal for a New Museum for Timor Timor
  • 2001 Hossein Valamanesh: Locating Politics
  • 2001 Are Artists Still the Vanguard?
  • 2002 Luna and Hidalgo: Vexed Modernity
  • 2002 The Maids in Manila: a Thick Description
  • 2003 Science Fictions
  • 2004 Proposal to Leave Paradise
  • 2005 Crystal Palace Exhibitions
  • 2006 The Politics of Beauty
  • 2007 Poetics, Politics, and Asia
  • 2008 The Dimensions of the Long March
  • 2011 Falling Man (cityrage)
  • 2013 Curating Barbarians: Descriptions of a Visual Practice
  • 2014 The Absence
  • 2016 Grid, Interrupted
  • 2017 Nation, Comparison, and the Spectre of Art
  • 2018 Conceptual Art, Authoritarianism, 1970s, Asia
Marian Pastor Roces is an art historian, museum expert and cultural theorist.

Rustom Bharucha is an independent writer, director, dramaturg and cultural critic based in Kolkata, India.

Elena Mirano is professor emeritus at the College of Arts and Letters at the University of the Philippines.

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