Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila presents its latest traveling exhibition, Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight, which examines the memory of the city framed in the conditions of a changing urban landscape and culture. Selected pieces from the BSP Collection include artworks by E. Aguilar Cruz, Antipas Delotavo, Alfredo Liongoren, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, and Norberto Roldan, among others. Eight contemporary artists will also participate in the traveling leg of the exhibit, contributing alternative perceptions on the locality of Manila. These artists include Cocoy Lumbao, Tad Ermitaño, Manix Abrera, Dina Gadia, Leeroy New, Issay Rodriguez, Denise Weldon, and MM Yu.
Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight is exhibited from July 11 to August 26, 2017 at the Galeriya Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, White Cube Gallery and Open Gallery at the MET. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Française de Manille, in partnership with Metro Gallery, with the support of the Embassy of France to the Philippines, present the third solo exhibition of Dino Gabito entitled Duplicity. The artist pursues his vision of a shrouded figure—the primary and enduring trope of his oeuvre. This time, the image, rather than solitary and unique, is doubled: an echoing of form, a repetition of conceit, a mirroring of mystery. Who, after all, resides beneath the
tented cloth, resisting disclosure?
Duplicity is on view at the Alliance Française de Manille Gallery from August 3 to
September 29, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 895 7585 or email
Focus on the Arts: Strokes and Silhouettes
One of the most important visual art festivals in the country is returning to Makati’s Rockwell Center. This year’s Focus on the Arts, entitled Strokes and Silhouettes, will be held throughout August at Power Plant Mall. This art festival offers the public an ideal opportunity to survey works by renowned Masters, be re-acquainted with top painters and sculptors, and discover the practices of new contemporary artists. Held at the North Court and Concourse levels of Power Plant Mall, new exhibits highlighting specific artists, themes or mediums will be featured every week.
Focus on the Arts: Strokes and Silhouettes will be held from August 7 to 31, 2017. For updates, please visit Galerie Joaquin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
To Another Dimension
Jon Pettyjohn and Hadrian Mendoza are established and well-respected ceramic
artists. Both Fil-Americans, Jon and Hadrian started their career in ceramics two decades apart: Jon in Barcelona in the ‘70s, and Hadrian in the Washington, DC and Virginia area in the ‘90s. They met in Manila in 1997. Working together through the years, they draw inspiration from one another. They are fellow potters, each with his unique vision and approach to his craft.
To Another Dimension is on view at Gallery Indigo at the Bencab Museum from
August 12 to October 1, 2017.
Eric Zamuco’s latest solo exhibition contemplates on thresholds of meaning
reached through new associations between objects and their
recontextualizations. The principal object being military field gurney stretchers,
Zamuco re-imagines their appearance by counterweighting them with other
objects. Light, sound, video, and print are just some of the elements that
accompany the gurney stretchers’ new design, which are painted in chrome and
wrapped in leather jackets.
Almost Not is on view from August 17 to September 16, 2017 at Silverlens Gallery.
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Space cradles all existence and promises so much more than can be believed. While space is transparent, it is also a veil hiding wonders waiting to be encountered. There is no space that is not pregnant with possibilities. Provoking
Space is a solo exhibition by Mark Justinianu, who is known for installations which create an infinite depth of space.
Provoking Space is on view at Mizuma Gallery Singapore from August 20 to September 17, 2017. For more information, please call (+65) 6570 2505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Drawing Setup
Manila’s original nude figure drawing event offers back-to- back male and female posing sessions. The event is open to all artists, including new beginners. Simply show up with your art materials and draw the night away.
The Life Drawing Setup is on August 26, 2017 from 7 pm to 12 mn at Warehouse
Eight. For more information, please email email@example.com.
The Past is a Foreign Country
This is Jill Paz’s first solo exhibition in her home country and Archivo 1984’s
inaugural exhibition in its new space. Paz focuses on images as object survivors
of the past. The underlying theme of memory is re-interpreted by the artist as an
exploration of renovation, embodied in her own experience of cultural loss. She
explores this through homage paintings based on the work of her great grand-
uncle, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
The Past is a Foreign Country is on view at Archivo 1984 from August 31 to
September 20, 2017.
Manila International Book Fair
Now occupying two floors of exhibit space to cater to book lovers, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) promises a bigger fair this year. MIBF 2017 will dedicate the entire second floor to children’s books and young adult books. The exhibition space was expanded to make room for more books and book-related events, with over 100 exhibitors.
The Manila International Book Fair will run from September 13 to 17, 2017. For
more information, follow @ManilaBookFair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Bridging Cultures: Select Artworks from the AY Collection
The Yuchengco Museum opened a new exhibition as a tribute to its founder, the
late Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco (AY). On exhibition are works by Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Vicente Manansala, and Ang Kiukok. Also on view are paintings and prints by Norma Belleza, Angelito Antonio, Manuel Rodriguez, Sr., and Anita Magsaysay-Ho. Recognizing his Chinese roots, Yuchengco had also collected traditional Chinese paintings and calligraphy by artists such as Zhang Daquian, Ong Bun Han, Wuwu Fan, Li Yi, and Li Yuan.
Bridging Cultures: Select Artworks from the AY Collection will be on view until the
end of October. For more information, please call (+632) 889-1234, visit
www.yuchengcomuseum.org, or follow @YuchengcoMuseum on social media.