Für die Sonderausstellung „Schlösser. Preußen. Kolonial. Biografien und Sammlungen im Fokus“ produzierte Lizza May David ein Gemälde, dessen Maße der Umgebung ausgestellter Porzellanfiguren im zentralen Kunstdepot der SPSG entsprechen. Die Arbeit trägt den Titel „Wessen Tränen?“BLOG DER STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHE SCHLÖSSER UND GÄRTEN BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
Stiftung Asienhaus, Korea Verbund und philippinenbüro e.V
The Asia House Foundation is committed to the realization of human rights, the strengthening of social and political participation, as well as social justice and environmental protection. It requires policy and business to implement social, environmental and human rights standards.
> For their brochure "Monolog oder Dialog? Perspektiven auf Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit, Eurozentrismus und Solidarität" published in December 2021 (deutsch), Lizza May David contributed in the conversation and highlighted our work with Snare for Birds (page 50-51).
THE PHILIPPINE WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY : SABANGAN
SABANGAN: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY, SCHOLARLY JOURNAL. Sabangan is a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on articles regarding Philippine culture and society. It has broadly a national focus from a globalperspective, the Philippines as seen by locals and the rest of the world. It specifically welcomes articles from the School of Fine Arts and Design, the School of Music, and other artistic and performing arts clusters of PWU. It also welcomes papers written by non-PWU local and international students, researchers and scholars. The term ‘Sabangan’ is an Ilokano word which literally means ‘mouth of the river.’ It is where the river ends its journey and meets a bigger body of water like the sea. It connotes some sort of crossroads and a point of conjuncture and confluence.
> For the 6th volume of Sabangan, Lizza May David discussed on the topics raised in the exhibition BAHALA KA [What do I know?] with Fiona McGovern (Phd in the University of Hildesheim). It examines ways in which my recent practice delves into transcultural translation and abstraction in the wake of ongoing socio-political debates around race, human rights, and decolonial thought. It also delves into the format of the exhibition, the medium of painting, and its accompanying lecture performance.
LATITUDE ON AIR - radio broadcast
Latitude on Air was conceived in June 2020 as an accompanying radio programme for the online festival LATITUDE. Over four days, experts, artists and activists explored the festival’s themes, embedded in the larger framework of global dialogue on colonial power relations, their consequences and how to overcome them. As a follow-up to this successful cooperation, the idea was born to develop a monthly radio programme together with the Goethe-Institut and the Radionetzwerk Berlin (along with reboot.fm, cashmere radio, SAVVYZAAR and WEAREBORNFREE! Empowerment Radio).
On July 2021, the podcast raises awareness on “We demand unrestricted access to the museum inventories of African objects in Germany!” an open letter written by more than 200 academics, artists and cultural workers to the German Conference of Ministers of Culture in October 2019. Almost two years later, an overview database of Benin bronzes held in German museums was recently published on the website of the Contact Point for Collections from Colonial Contexts – the restitution of looted cultural objects from the Kingdom of Benin (Nigeria) is to begin next year.
> For this episode “New approaches to museology – Databases (re)loaded", Lizza May David presented the Mapping Philippine Material Culture Project along with Cristina Martinez-Juan. With the International Inventories Programme (represented by Jim Chuchu and Juma Ondeng), they discussed on the material cultural heritage of Kenya and the Philippines, located outside their respective countries.
Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art
The Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art was founded in 2006 by Judy Freya Sibayan and Flaudette May V. Datuin as a response to the dearth of art publications in the Philippines. It is produced in Manila and published on the Web with zero funding. Contributors write gratis for Ctrl+P. It is circulated as a PDF via the Net. Ctrl+P provides a testing ground for a whole new culture and praxis of publishing that addresses very specifically the difficulties of publishing art writing and criticism in the Philippines. It took part in the Documenta 12 Magazines project, a journal of 97 journals from all over the world.
> In December 2019, Lizza May David got interviewed by Eva Bentcheva for 19th issue. The conversation is transcripted in the article "From L to E: Working with Archival Contingencies Lizza May David and Eva Bentcheva in conversation" on page 26.
DIAPHANES has been active as a publisher since 2001, with its headquarters in Zurich and a project space in Berlin. Editorial care and sophisticated design are the main coordinates of a multilingual book production oriented to enduring relevance in the interconnection of discourse and fiction, art and the humanities. In 2017 DIAPHANES also became a quarterly English- and German-language print and online magazine with a focus on contemporary art, critical discourse, and multilingual fiction. Open for the plurality of all forms of imagination and knowledge, DIAPHANES MAGAZINE connects an interest in current tendencies with deep-rooted research, the power of fiction with nuanced judgment, aesthetic excitability with essayistic sharpness, journalistic independence with a certain enjoyment of irritation and controversy. Equally committed to art and thought, critique and production, DIAPHANES wishes to correlate positions that seek new politics of text and image in the face of conformist regimes of meaning, and to contribute to a renewal of the means of critical apprehension and aesthetic sensibility given an increasingly opaque reality.
No New Kind of Duck (2016) seeks to coin concepts for what we get to know by doing art and being among people. The book is the outcome of an exchange between editor Jan Verwoert and the participants of the Graduate School at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), the artists Alex Martinis Roe, Jeremiah Day, Azin Feizabadi, Lizza May David and Ralf Baecker as well as composers Nuria Nuñez Hierro and Björn Erlach.
> You will find Lizza May David's contribution in the collective publication (dir. Jan Verwoert) "No new kind of duck", Would I know how to say what I do?, which can be purchased online.
ART Republik TV
Art Republik TV is a profile documentary on Filipino artists from varied art practices. Created by a group of artists to put the spotlight on fellow Filipino artists, the show has profiled 69 artists, a collector, and a gallery owner in a span of two seasons. Episodes are themed using shared cultural values and traits that commonly describe or aspired for and by the Filipinos : Close family ties, hard work, adaptation, social concern, Bayanihan (working together), respect, a strong sense of community, commitment, courage, quality, responsibility, sentimentality and excellence.
> In this episode "Kidlat Tahimik to Pinoy filmmakers: Inabyan or Marilyn Monroe?" (2016), Lizza May David contributed to the conversation around the theme of Bayanihan or Working Together to the Filipinos' kapwa culture.
UNFIXED is a multiplatform project that explores photography's relationship to ideas of ethnicity, culture and identity in contemporary art.
In 2012, Sara Blokland and Asmara Pelupess examine photography in postcolonial perspective through the diverse critical positions of an international group of writers, artists and scholars working within contemporary art, photography and cultural analysis. Exploring how photography can be ‘unfixed’ through conceptual, theoretical and visual approaches, the book presents new perspectives on photography in dialogue with the cultural conditions of postcolonialism.
> Check out Lizza May David's Visual Essay "The Unknown Filipina", along with other texts, portfolios, interviews, discussions, presentations and performances from other artists gathered in the publication "UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art" that could be purchased online.