You Betrayed the Party Just When You Should Have Helped It

You Betrayed the Party Just When You Should Have Helped It

The research project and exhibition is about the little-known women’s political prison on the islands of Goli Otok (Barren Island) and Sveti Grgur (Saint Gregory) in the Adriatic Sea in former Yugoslavia. Visual artist Andreja Kulunčić (Croatia), with curators Irena Bekić (Croatia) and Anca Mihuleţ (Romania), initiates a different mode of awareness and remembering of a traumatic episode in history in order to help people of today to co-create a better society based on a democratic, plural, gender-sensitive culture of memory. The exhibition is presented by the UP Vargas Museum with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Republic of Croatia Ministry of Culture and Media.

The Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is one of the nine museums and galleries in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus. A center for Philippine art and culture, its main thrusts are research, curation, and education.

The institution is home to the collections of art, books, archives, memorabilia, coins, and stamps of Jorge B. Vargas, a significant political figure in twentieth century Philippines and alumnus of UP. An avid collector with a vision for sharing Philippine art to future generations, Mr. Vargas donated holdings he acquired throughout his illustrious career in public service, sports, and scouting to his alma mater in 1978. Since it opened its doors to the public in 1987, the institution has received students of all levels, researchers, scholars, and the general public to experience the vast collection of Philippine art and culture.

The museum has galleries for permanent exhibitions as well as temporary exhibitions. The galleries are also spaces for educational events such as workshops, lectures, symposia, and walkthroughs and talks by artists and curators. The library accommodates researchers, scholars, students, and artists; it hosts small exhibitions within its spaces as well.

Time & Location

UP Vargas Museum

10 - 19 February 2023

Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines