Filipina artist featured in International Women’s Day today (March 8)

Vancouver, B.C.

Stephanie Comilang brings the Practices of Care in Art Connects 2021, Vancouver Art Gallery

Mildred German

Unceded Territories – 2019 Sobey Art Award winner, Filipina artist Stephanie Comilang, will be in conversation with Melissa Karmen Lee, Director of Education and Public Programs, today March 8, 2021 at 12 PM  to discuss the art and labour of care.

According to the Vancouver Art Gallery website, Comilang will feature excerpts from the 2016 Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise), which is a science-fiction documentary made in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers Irish May Salinas, Lyra Ancheta Torbela and Romylyn Presto Sampaga. Meanwhile, the film “also considers how technology is used as a pivotal method to care for and connect with each other and loved ones.”

Comilang lives and works between Toronto and Berlin. Her work has been shown at Transmediale Berlin, Ghost: 2561 Bangkok Video & Performance Triennale, S.A.L.T.S Basel, Tai Kwun Hong Kong, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Asia Art Archive in America, New York. 

Comilang’s artistic practice explores the geopolitics of economic migration and citizenship labour and investigates questions around domesticity, and springs the questions surrounding the politics of feminine caregiving.

Art Connects is presented by the Royal Bank of Canada and Jane Irwin and Ross Hill.

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