Globalism in art and culture: Towards an alternative paradigm

Two case studies involving Indigenous artists from the Philippines and the politics of transnational cultural exchange 

Ruben Allas is an independent art reviewer and critic and has presented papers at various national and international conferences. He has an MA in Social Policy (RMIT) and has worked in Aboriginal affairs in the areas of social and criminal justice, children’s welfare, employment, and housing. Ruben taught at the University of the Philippines (Manila) for over ten years, where he was involved in social justice and human rights campaigns.