STEPHANIE MISA

Anti*Colonial Fantasies
Friday EXIT
20-28 May 2016,

Exquisite Corpse
SWZD Gallery
8-29 July 2016

Stephanie Misa produces a video installation titled Pimp My Papaya where she approaches skin bleaching products, that are specially popular in the Philippines, as a heritage of colonialism in the body, rhyming it along the lyrics:

“cos color is so over and colonial-white rulz/ I wanna be pretty, I wanna be a me /that’s privileged and fair-skinned/and bleached as can be.”

Watch the video here.

Photos: Ana Loureiro Fernandes and Flora Scheibenbauer

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Pimp my Papaya 2016
Installation View, Exquisite Corpse
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Pimp my Papaya 2016
detail, Exquisite Corpse
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Pimp my Papaya 2016
Installation View, Exquisite Corpse
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Pimp my Papaya 2016
detail, Exquisite Corpse
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Pimp my Papaya 2016
Installation View, Exquisite Corpse
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Pimp my Papaya 2016
Anti*colonial Fantasies
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Pimp my Papaya 2016
Anti*colonial Fantasies
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