Fundacion Sanso is pleased to present two exhibitions which are focused on the human figure: Juvenal Sanso’s Undisclosed Figures and Rostros by guest artist Isabel Echevarria.
text and photos by Bryan Cruz
June 29, 2017 — The ten-year-long project called “The Library of Unread Books” opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCAD) Commons in Escolta, Manila. The artist of this project, Heman Chong expressed many points of his current and past projects as well as his experiences on how this project came about.
At some point of browsing images that pertain to Japan one may have encountered the colored woodblock depicting a tumultuous blue sea swallowing a number of fishing boats. The piece is titled The Great Wave off Kanagawa from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Considered as one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art, its artist is equally famous as well. Gaining prominence in the 19th century as one of Japan’s masters in the genre of ukiyo-e (literally meaning “paintings of the floating world”), Katsushika Hokusai became known for his woodblock prints, paintings, and even manga.
By Arvee Gomez
When one goes back home after a long period of travel, there arises a feeling of being alienated or displaced in supposedly familiar surroundings. The Filipino culture calls the phenomenon “pamamahay”, which may have two meanings: being restless or getting used to a new place. This may be inadvertently to what political scientist Benedict Anderson have in mind, best known for his work, Imagined Communities: The Inverted Telescope.
by Beatrix Adorna
On May 18, the world will be celebrating International Museum Day. While it may just be an ordinary Thursday for some, those who are eager to know more about art and culture will definitely have one more reason to rejoice: some museums celebrate this day by offering free admission to their galleries and exhibitions.