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Cian Dayrit

Mischievous Historiography

BY DOMINIC ZINAMPAN

Portrait of Cian Dayrit. Photo by Veronica Lazo. Courtesy the artist. 

As a freshman at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) in 2013, I remember spending my first few weeks wandering around the 493-hectare campus, slowly becoming acquainted with my new environment. Given my studies in art at the time, I naturally took note of every public installation I came across, including works by Napoleon Abueva and Guillermo Tolentino. Out of all that I saw, however, none stood out more than a three-meter-high pair of…

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