Pio Abad, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite


Weaving together narratives of exile and displacement, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite draws from the history of the Bay Area as a site of refuge and resistance in the late 1970's and 80's. Comprising sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs, Abad's newly commissioned body of work explores histories related to the Filipino dictator, Ferdinand Marcos who was removed from power in 1986 and his wife, Imelda.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock has to say about Pio Abad, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite :

At Kadist, London-based artist Pio Abad considered the multiple histories of exile, migration and determination that brought Filipinos to California in the ’70s and ’80s, creating what is today one of the largest Filipino diaspora communities in the world. Abad specifically considers the reign and influence of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda, famous for her extravagant lifestyle.

Event Info
Jun 05 → Aug 10
Wed -Sat noon-5 pm
3295 20th St. , San Francisco
Info: 4157388668
Venue: 738-8668
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