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14 Jun 2015 – 14:00

New World Academy: Book launch graphic novel 'Louie Jalandoni, Revolutionary'

Tijd 14:00 tot 16:00 uur Locatie Auditorium Centraal Museum Agnietenstraat 1 Utrecht Route Het Centraal Museum is bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer vanaf Utrecht CS met bus 2 (ringlijn Museumkwartier).

In collaboration with the New World Academy – an ongoing educational platform for art and politics founded by BAK and Jonas Staal – Framer Framed organized the book launch of the graphic novel ‘Louie Jalandoni: Revolutionary’, written by Ina Alleco R. Silverio and illustrated by prominent Filipino artists.

‘Louie Jalandoni, Revolutionary’ tells the story of the life of Louie Jalandoni, a Catholic priest who became a prominent Communist revolutionary. He is one of the leading voices in the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines. As a long standing resistance movement of political, underground and grassroots organizations, the National Democratic Movement began its campaign against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos during the 1970s, and continues to fight what they consider to be the unabated ‘semi-colonial’ and ‘semi-feudal’ status-quo in the Philippines. Though growing up in a wealthy family, being persistently confronted with the daily struggle of peasants and workers in his work as a priest Jalandoni was eventually led to join the revolutionary movement. His subsequent struggle for land reform, the recognition of indigenous peoples and Filipino sovereignty from imperial influences continues until this day. Since 2013 the New World Academy has been closely involved with the artists of the National Democratic Movement.

For the launch of ‘Louie Jalandoni, Revolutionary’, a public conversation with Louie Jalandoni led by historian Esther Captain will be followed by a Skype conversation with Filipino artists from the National Democratic Movement. A response to the graphic biography and its cultural and educational potential will be given by Discofoxx (University of Colour) artist Nadine Stijns. The event will be introduced by artist Jonas Staal and moderated by historian Esther Captain.

Attending the event can be combined with a visit to the exhibition New World Academy on view at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, which includes works from artists from the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines.

Click here for more information on the book launch at the website of BAK and here for more information on the New World Academy exhibition in the Centraal Museum Utrecht.

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Jonas Staal