Re Inventing Histories/Re Inventing Stories

March 23 – April 27, 2024

Juni Salvador

“Yes… these subjects are cliche’d, corny and worn but unless you’re in it and lived it, it does get very depressing and frustrating.”


Since moving back to Manila from Sydney in 2022, Juni Salvador goes full circle as he takes his cue for this show from his 2008 first solo Manila exhibition “Works Down Under” at the Magnet Gallery Katipunan after migrating with his family to Australia in 2007. After spending 16 years away from Manila and the new “vibrant” local art scene, Salvador deep dives with “Re Inventing Histories/”Re Inventing Stories” in 2024 and re visits some images from The Magnet Gallery exhibition and takes a very personal 16 year introspective and intimate view and review of a cliche’d, corny and worn theme of displacement and loss which has often been a recurring and unavoidable oeuvre of his works and migrant self.

In “Re Inventing Histories/Re Inventing Stories”, Salvador sub divides his Australia bring-backs, found objects and Philippine-themed curiousities brought into Australia into an assemblage and installation onto two opposing walls and spaces of the gallery classified as the Australian “Oi! Oi! Oi!” and Philippine “Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!”.

“Oi! Oi! Oi!” was curated by Nilo Ilarde.

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