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REVIEWS

MANILA

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Soil and Stones, 

Souls and Songs

SIMRYN GIL, Vegetation, 2016, black-and-white Ilfochrome print, 40 x 40 cm each. Courtesy Utopia Art Sydney.

Soil and stones, as geologic materials, are the essential building blocks that compose the vast areas of the earth fragmented by the abstract and arbitrary demarcations of geography. Within the context of the exhibition “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs,” they also symbolized the spirits of the diverse communities who have built their homes both with and around such natural elements.

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