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MANILA

1335 Mabini

Jose Luis Singson

Suspension in Disbelief

JOSE LUIS SINGSON, (Left to right) Seamless Incongruence, Face Value and Ivory Tower, all 2015,

 installation view of “Suspension in Disbelief” at 1335 Mabini, Manila, 2015. Courtesy 1335 Mabini.

In Jose Luis Singson's latest solo show at 1335 Mabini, the painter and conceptual artist tackled perceptions of history, referencing relics from the Philippines' colonial past and contextualizing them within present-day Manila. The show's title, "Suspension in Disbelief," comes from a phrase coined by the 19th-century English poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, describing…

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