Filipiniana: A Collection Of Memories

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Experience an engaging art exhibit presented by the Cross Cultural center. Art will be on display from April 11- April 29, and an art reception and dialogue with the artist will be held on April 13 from 4:30pm-5:30 pm, held in conjunction with Pinay Appreciation Dinner and the conclusion of Pilipin@ Awareness Week.

Filipiniana is an exploration of the role of women, femininity, and Pinays as a whole in the cultural imagination of Filipino history, tradition, narrative and identity. The term Filipiniana traditionally was derivation from two root words: namely Filipinas, the Spanish-language version of the country name of the Philippines and -ana or -aniana, which means “collected items of information”. While this definition can be anecdotal or biographical in nature, this particular collection uses Filipino anecdotes, myths, historical events, and narratives to inform and inspire reimagined ideas of Pinay femininity in the designs of Terno style dresses. While the collection is not limited to Terno or traditional style dresses, each dress is a demonstration and navigation of my own personal struggle with what it has meant for me to identify as a Pinay in today's society. While the struggles of Pinays cannot be made into a monolithic image, these dresses are my own personal attempt to creatively negotiate being a second generation, Filipina-American woman in a supposedly "post-race" society that seeks to systematically erase the narratives of women of color.
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By: UCSD Cross-Cultural Center

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