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Well what can I say? I was shocked!

Photo extracted from iamhypocrite.wordpress.com

Ano nga ba ang masasabi ko sa pinag-uusapang “Poleteismo” ni Mideo Cruz?

Una, meron sana kung nagkaron sana ako ng pagkakataong masilip man lang ang art exhibit.  Pero dahil sa biglaang pagpapasara nito, marami ang tinanggalan ng chance of a lifetime na makaexperience ng shock art na ito at isa ako.

Ikalawa, meron, dahil malaya ako sa pagbibigay ng opinyon at kuro-kuro.  At dahil akin ang pahinang ito, malaya ako sa anumang sabihin ko rito.  Hahaha!

Sa kabila ng kakapusan sa batayan, hindi ko napigilang magsalsal ng utak hinggil dito.  Nakitaan ko kasi ng iba’t-ibang perspective ang pumalibot at naglumikot sa isyung ito.

Dahil sa naka-relate ako sa nangyari.  I may not know Mideo Cruz or his art, pero dahil sa umabot na sa pambansang diskusyon ang kanyang art exhibit, saludo ako sa kanya!

“I never go out of my way to offend; but I do like to provoke debates and critical thinking. Art is a way of expressing one’s views about the world, culture and history, and this is what I do in my work. The audience is free to make their own conclusions and interpretations about the images I create, but I must confess I didn’t expect for anyone to react so violently against ‘Poleteismo.’ The worse that I would’ve expected is for no one to come to the CCP and see my work or those of the my colleagues in this exhibition,” Mideo Cuz in Bulatlat.com.

“I wanted to provoke people into thinking. I titled my work ‘Poleteismo’ which loosely translates into ‘many beliefs’ or ‘many deities.’ Throughout history, humanity has grown to create new gods and these are not always religious figures but concepts and objects. Some have taken to worshipping money; some see politicians as godsend. People create idols and these idols whether or not they’re deserving of idolatry or worship affect our lives and how we function and see the world,” Mideo Cuz in Bulatlat.com.

http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/08/05/artist-mideo-cruz-wants-to-provoke-critical-thought-gets-death-threats-instead/

This post is not really about Mideo Cruz, but the lesson I learned from this event.  Natutunan ko na ang kanyang sining ay epektibo.  Na ang kanyang ‘Poleteismo’ ay indeed composed of many beliefs.  Effective dahil his artwork was able to stir reactions from ibang beliefs o perspective.

Hindi ba’t noong unang panahon, witches were hunted and were even killed dahil sa kakaiba nilang practices na hindi akma sa nangingibabaw na kultura at paniniwala noon?

Si Jose Rizal mismo ay tumanggap ng pambabatikos sa kanyang “Noli…” at “Fili…”

Gayundin si Bonifacio na may mga dasal na pinalitan pa ng mga salita ang orihinal na pagkakasulat nito.

Hindi man niya layuning maka-offend but that is what ‘Poleteismo’ is all about.  It has indeed provoked debates and reactions. Sa ganang akin po lamang what is art for?

Kayo what can you say?

from whydoesmycat.com

 

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