Arts of Resistance x Linangan
Linangan and Arts of Resistance are hosting a multi-media exhibition combined with a public program in Bibliotheek Neude, Utrecht as a part of U?, the free program connected to Le Guess Who festival. The program will focus on the history and current situation in the Philippines, the context of undocumented people in the Netherlands and international solidarity (focusing on artists from Chile).The exhibition consists of an installation of inflatable sculptures that goes by the name of RAINBOW WARRIORS and of RED TAG, a collection of creative works that confronts the campaign of lies, misinformation, and historical revisionism being conducted by the current Philippine government under president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and vice-president Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio.
Linangan Art & Culture Network
Linangan is a collective of activists, artists, and cultural workers committed to inform the Dutch public about the situation in the Philippines.
Arts of Resistance
Arts of Resistance is a coalition of organizations that use art to inspire social and political change. Through music, film, poetry, dance and more we aim to build a vibrant community of artists and social movements that strengthen each other. Throughout history, art has been a driving force behind some of the most prolific social movements. Current popular culture largely separates art from activism, but many artists continue to create works that raise awareness on injustices worldwide. Our coalition supports resistance arts by hosting, training and connecting revolutionary artists and activists in the Netherlands and beyond. By uniting them, and everyone in between, we aim to reach our common goal of creating a more just future.
Jun Saturay is an artist and cultural worker who used to work as a dentist and community health worker in the Philippines. There, he used community theater as a tool to educate about health, and was actively involved in human rights and environmental advocacy. Due to political persecution, he was forced to seek political asylum in the Netherlands in 2003. The main subject of his artistic and political work—carried out in collaboration with his life partner, theater artist Mitchy Mallorca Saturay, and others—is the struggle for national and social liberation in the Philippines. His affiliations include MIGRANTE-Netherlands and Linangan Art&Culture Network.
Julie de Lima
Julieta de Lima is a Filipino revolutionary. She is a writer, cultural worker, and peace advocate. She has co-written and edited many books about Philippine society, politics, economy and culture. She is the interim Chairperson of the Peace Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Nene Moné is a non binary, multi-instrumentalist artist and activist that produces electro experimental music combined with their aboriginal roots. They play mind-expanding acoustic rhythms and sounds with electronics in a live performance. Together with other musicians, visual, dance and movement performers they connect several social and environmental justice issues in a performance without borders!
Juan Manque is Mapuche from southern Chile. He has been deeply involved as a political activist with communist movements since the age of 15, and eventually had to come to the Netherlands as a political refugee in 1977 under General Pinochet's rule. Juan is still involved in indigenous struggles, including Indigenous Liberation Movement in Amsterdam.
Fitria Jelyta is a journalist and spoken-word artist. She mainly writes about the Dutch colonial past in Indonesia and about Muslims in the Netherlands. She is currently working on a book about her family history of anti-colonial voices in Indonesia.