Ugly is a showcase of work from emerging artists involved in the Front Up Emerge '17 program, an engagement project developed by Front Up, an arts and culture hub founded by Ability Options, which connects professional artists and emerging practitioners living with disability.
This Ideas Platform project is the culmination of a collaboration between the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Front Up and Artspace.
Curated by George Tillianakis
The Ideas Platform as the name suggests, to showcase ideas and process in the development of new work.
This exhibition interrogates an element that had been discussed throughout the program, the theme of Ugly.
Indai is born!
Indai is term of familiarity in the Visaya dialect used for females in the Phillippines.
As a performance piece where she takes on the pseudonym of Indai, a Fillipina woman who is portrayed as a submissive, home-bound, sexual plaything. She interrogates this western stereotyped ideal through hyper sexualised force feeding of the traditional Filipino food “Adobo”. Indai becomes the stereotype, while simultaneously seizing power of the audience through her interactions.