Santiago Bose

9-11 Return of the Comeback

Mural
2002

Bose Family Collection

Santiago Bose (1949-2002) is a mixed-media artist and a leading light of the Baguio Arts Guild. His inventive approach to art makes use of various media such as photographs, photocopies, text, volcanic ash, and other found objects. Referencing engagements as a community organizer, his practice reveals a strong sense of folk consciousness, critiquing colonial legacy and its effect on cultural subjectivity and the struggles of the Cordillera people and the national community in general.

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  • In Bose’s unfinished mural, 9-11 Return of the Comeback, the artist superimposes photographs of Filipinos and Americans in the 60’s to 70’s against Picasso’s anti-war painting, Guernica. The work recalls the September 11 attacks in the United States, whose aftermath partly caused the return of American military presence in the Philippines, a move Bose described as ‘a rehash of the American occupation’.

  • In Bose’s unfinished mural, 9-11 Return of the Comeback, the artist superimposes photographs of Filipinos and Americans in the 60’s to 70’s against Picasso’s anti-war painting, Guernica. The work recalls the September 11 attacks in the United States, whose aftermath partly caused the return of American military presence in the Philippines, a move Bose described as ‘a rehash of the American occupation’.

  • In Bose’s unfinished mural, 9-11 Return of the Comeback, the artist superimposes photographs of Filipinos and Americans in the 60’s to 70’s against Picasso’s anti-war painting, Guernica. The work recalls the September 11 attacks in the United States, whose aftermath partly caused the return of American military presence in the Philippines, a move Bose described as ‘a rehash of the American occupation’.

  • In Bose’s unfinished mural, 9-11 Return of the Comeback, the artist superimposes photographs of Filipinos and Americans in the 60’s to 70’s against Picasso’s anti-war painting, Guernica. The work recalls the September 11 attacks in the United States, whose aftermath partly caused the return of American military presence in the Philippines, a move Bose described as ‘a rehash of the American occupation’.