For us sinners
26 March -
15 May 2022
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay St, Haymarket
Combining the narrative power of Catholicism and the western art canon with her lived Australian-Filipino experience, Marikit Santiago reframes Adam and Eve's story of temptation and sin, brought on by the weakness of woman and the suppleness of the snake. For us sinners explores 'original sin' by freeing the story from its gendered taint of weakness and guilt. In a series of emotionally-charged works that question utopian and dystopian themes, control and transgression, duty and autonomy, sex and sexual difference, paradise and exile, Santiago's first institutional solo exhibition offers nuanced parables fit for the current moment.