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Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)



Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)

Galleon Trade is a series of international arts exchange projects, focusing on the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade.

Galleon Trade should not be seen as a single exhibition: it is entirely about reciprocity and gathering momentum, to create a road map that will make future arts alliances and exchanges like this much easier. Starting in Manila, but continuing to California, Mexico and beyond, Galleon Trade will facilitate further discussions between artists, curators, gallerists and scholars from all 3 places to explore strategies for sustainable exchange.


Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)


Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)


Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)


Opening at Green Papaya


Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)


Opening at Green Papaya


Painting during opening at Green Papaya


Opening at Green Papaya




Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)


 

Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson (2007), paint, wood, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, Philippines

Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson was part of the Manila Philippines leg of the exchange project Galleon Trade, conceived of, curated and organized by Jenifer Wofford. The installation was part of the show at Green Papaya Art Space that included myself, Mike Arcega, Stephanie Syjuco, Christine Wong, and Reanne Estrada.

Miss Wofford herself sportin' the Galleon Trade Logo

Galleon Trade I came to Metro Manila, Philippines, from July 24 to August 16 2007. Galleon Trade II was presented as part of Bay Area Now at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2008, pairing artists from the Philippines and California artists.


For Galleon Trade I, I hired 4 painters to create signs that said "Produced by [their name] for Megan Wilson. The only stipulations were that they would paint this phrase of origin on each sign, create a flower design (Marina used a combination of my flower designs and hers), and use the color palette I had selected. I paid each of them a living wage for their work, rather than minimum wage or what I "could get."

During the opening, Ramie (Apeed), Jose (Boy), and I painted throughout the event. Through this project, I was interested in bringing visibility to the workers behind the labor/objects they produce and paying them a living wage for that work.

Galleon Trade crew, Manila

Produced by Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., Jaime Antanacio for Megan Wilson, detail, (2007)




Owner/Director of Green Papaya Pee Wee Roldan looking at work

Other projects that I have done that relate to this work include:
99%
Homeland / Bay Area Now 5

A huge THANK YOU to Jenifer Wofford, Pee Wee Roldan, Marina Perez-Wong, Ramie J. Jiloco, Jose Reyes Jr., and Jaime Antanacio.