Cian Dayrit's textile works engage with faith- based symbols to analyze the images, objects, and institutions that dictate what power "is." In his works, created especially for this exhibition, Dayrit monumentalizes the anting-anting, a type of charm often inscribed into handkerchiefs carried by Filipinos. Intended to protect the carrier from harm, Dayrit embroiders his works with an imagined iconography and Latin words, creating a constructed sense of mysticism and spirituality.
183 x 122 cm (72 × 48”)
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