Since his untimely death in 1984, the legacy of Spanish-Filipino modernist and abstract artist Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo, is kept alive in the institutions he helped found—Museo del Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca, Spain and the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Ayala Museum in the Philippines.
The Museum, which is part of the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, is a free, not-for-profit institution that delivers programming and content that encourages engagement with art and culture, its practice and production, as well as its presentation and interpretation.
By fostering partnerships with a range of arts and cultural institutions, the past four years has seen MCAD’s programming advance rapidly. Very much aware of its contribution to local art making and its expanding role in the region, MCAD remains reflexive and responsive to changes in society, politics and the production of ideas.
VT Artsalon has been facilitating cultural exchanges between Taiwan and the globe for many years through exhibition, artist residency, forum and publication as a way to contemplate on Taiwan’s existence within the unique cultural and political context. In 2017, VT Artsalon proposed Project Island Hopping – Reversing Imperialism in the hope to provide a route to reflect upon and resist the imperial invasion that has begun since World War II and made use of the island chain.
In celebration of its 20th year, Abitare Internazionale partnered with Dutch design company, Moooi Carpets and Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera for a formidable project. A push in Abitare Internazionale’s initiative of elevating design sensibilities and promoting Philippine art onto a wider platform. This project is a partnership between two art icons: BenCab and Moooi / Moooi Carpets. Riding the international resurgence of carpets as wall art or contemporary tapestry, this exhibition is a celebration of Philippine art and modern technology.
Text and photos by Ma. Franchesca F. Lesaca
Ms. Anat Heifetz is an industrial fashion designer by profession. She is seen an expert in showcasing her wearable creations in fashion shows. Although she might be a visual art newcomer, this lady surely knows how art and fashion go well together using her expertise in design as an edge.
L-R, clockwise: Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia featured artists—Amanda Heng (Singapore), Roberto Feleo (Philippines), Anusapati (Indonesia), Do Hoang Tuong (Vietnam), Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia), Yasmin Jaidin (Brunei), Min Thein Sung (Myanmar), Vuth Lyno (Cambodia), Jedsada Tangtrakulwong (Thailand), Savanhdary Vongpoothorn (Laos)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia is curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. Flores.
Yuchengco Museum will celebrate International Museum Day on Friday, May 18, by offering free admission to all its exhibitions and galleries.
In the middle of the busy Metro, take a trip back to nature with us through "Punung-Puno!: 50
paintings at 50".