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BY MARLYNE SAHAKIAN

Detail of the wallpaper from the exhibition “Dazzler” at former artist-run space The Duchy for the 2012 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Photo by Alan Dimmick.

Unless stated otherwise, all images courtesy the artists.

On February 25, 1986, the former president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda fled Malacañang Palace in Manila on board a US army helicopter, ending 20 years of repressive rule. Over the previous months, Marcos’s military apparatus had defected, millions of Filipinos had taken to the streets to demand democracy, and the…

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