Bahala na presents a multi-media art exhibition of creative action due to uncertain circumstances. The Filipinx mantra “bahala na” is associated with both a resignation that events will work themselves out as expected or proclaimed, as well as the certainty of a fully indeterminate outcome. This productive fatalism or yielding is based in an attitude of adaptation and use, common among the works in this show, which equally open onto wider, physical relationships with the built environment of the street itself.
Time possesses an uncertain relationship in this space, as events can occur that seem both apart from time and completely of the present: with COVID-19 and the ongoing movement for racial justice as a backdrop, this exhibition touches multifaceted approaches to social observation, awareness and creation.
Participating Artists: Michael Arcega, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Karen Finley, Amy Hibbs, Luis G. Hernandez, Lordy Rodriguez, Charlene Tan and Andre Woodward