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Joebau 

Throw Hide & Twist

Installation view of JOEBAU’s Hide on Wood 1–5, 2021, painted wood and clear plastic covers, 214 × 61 cm each, at “Throw Hide & Twist,” MO_ Space, Manila, 2021. Courtesy the artist and MO_Space.

Conceptual artist Joe “Joebau” Bautista’s “Throw Hide & Twist,” hosted by MO_Space in Taguig, Metro Manila, explored the manifold ways that prompts and action can create associations between artist, artwork, and audience. Spanning mixed-media paintings, wall-bound works, and a participatory installation, the displayed pieces embody variations of the artist’s titular commands—“throw,” “hide,” and “twist”—and accordingly take…

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