Show Don’t Tell

Ten Works of Art

Blah blah blah. I’ve done the ten books meme. I may have listed ten movies, ten albums, ten of everything several times; but I’ve never really gotten to thinking about ten works of art that got me into doing what I’m doing now – with the writing and the MA.


  1. Orlan, The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan, 1990
  2. Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Mabini Art Project, 2011
  3. Robert Longo, Men in the Cities, 1979
  4. Chto Delat?, The Tower: A Songspiel
  5. Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-1980
  6. Colin Gray, Heaven and Hull, 1990
  7. Olafur Eliasson, Take Your Time SF MoMA, 2007 and MC Chicago, 2009
    Not so much a single work as an entire exhibition that took up several floors of each museum, but what the hell:
  8. Tania Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper #5, 2008
  9. Gerry Alanguilan, Wasted, 1998 (1994-1996)
  10. Jun Yang, A Short Story on Forgetting and Remembering, 2007

    Author: alicesarmiento

    San Juan, Metro Manila

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