Museo Pambata, Philippine High School for the Arts and UP-Los Banos present Marc Cosico‘s Lamon, a collection of works that reflects on the artist’s experiences as a child, adolescent, young adult, and now as a father. In Lamon, Cosico identified icons and images that represent the foreign influences in our culture, the cultural practices and the local counter-initiatives that formed a complex layer of our identity/ies as a person and as a people. The exhibit is on view at Museo Pambata’s Children in the Global Village room until October 31, 2015.
This exhibit is a critique on the culture of consumption. By borrowing concepts from politics, religion and popular culture, Lamon recognizes their role in shaping our people, including children. The youth are bombarded with foreign images and icons through the mass media and the market, he cited how Pong Pagong of the television show Batibot whose popularity challenged and ended the decade-reign of Sesame Street. Thus, with all the complexities of identity (re)construction and the threats that we face as a people- the future is not that dark after all. There is still hope and the source of the force to resist these threats is from within.
Marc Vincent P. Cosico is a resident visual arts teacher at Philippine High School for the Arts. He is a recipient of Metrobrank Art and Design Excellence Award for Sculpture (2010). He facilitates various art workshops including Museo Pambata’s Summer Art’s Cool.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the art pieces will go to Museo Pambata’s art programs for underserved children.
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