James Tana is a writer, cultural worker, and an aspiring curator from the Philippines. His field of interest varies from institutional critic of the art market to ethnographic studies.

Petting During a Crisis of Touch

Text by James Tana In a group exhibit about pets, the participating artists examine the act petting as a gesture suggestive of the feeling of longing for intimate connections during a crisis of touch. “Pet Porno” exhibition introduces petting as a privilege and, somehow, becomes indicative of the economics and currencies that the act entails,…