Thanks to the curatorial team, Adam Levine, Ana Barajas, Bianca Weeko Martin, Gillian McIntyre, and Tahnee Pantig for inviting us to collaborate.
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo and Althea Balmes of Kwentong Bayan Collective were honoured to serve as community consultants (along with many other artists, academics and community folks from the Filipino and Latinx communities) for the exhibition, Faith and Fortune: Art Across the Global Spanish Empire.
The exhibit brings together more than 200 works of art from Latin America, the Philippines and Spain made between 1492 and 1898. It runs from June 8th to Oct 10th at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Kwentong Bayan Collective member Althea Balmes contributed to the Exhibition Audio guide. Her piece is entitled "The Philippines" and it accompanies a map of the country that is presented askew for a reason. Listen here.