Photography by Savannah van der Niet
Courtesy of The Institute of Modern Art
The Filipinx Edition
for First Thursdays 2017
By Caroline Garcia and Athena Thebus
Artists Caroline Garcia and Athena Thebus host a very special ‘Filipinx Edition’ First Thursdays event, curated by Sancintya Simpson. Featuring a 4-metre long Kamayan dinner table catered by the artists and local restaurant Yes Please Filipino, served in the traditional way on banana leaves, eaten without the use of any cutlery - hands only.
Thebus opens the event with a performance of Doggy, followed by the communal Filipino feast, which is closed with Garcia’s performance of Miss Universal Universe. The night ends with halo-halo ice cream for desert, and community Karaoke for the afterparty in true Filipino style.