Frieze London 2019: Brash, Bewildering but with Traces of Resistance

Peter Yeung, AnOther, October 3, 2019

Filipino artist Pacita Abad's glorious technicolour trapunto, or quilted paintings, at Silverlens Galleries draw on her transformational and empowering experience of leaving Marcos-era Philippines as a student activist for San Francisco. The idea is to make "visible the histories and continuous legacies of the colonial catastrophe," according Cosmin Costinas, the executive director of the Hong Kong art centre Para Site, and curator of the section.