Hanging in the historic primed walls of the National Museum of Fine Arts are twenty of the most beautiful art textile works by National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, one of the renowned household names in the art world for his diverse talents in visual arts, painting, sculpture and mixed media.
To close 2017, the Ayala Museum opened an exhibition titled Curated by Federico de Vera. As its title suggests, Federico de Vera curated over 300 fine art objects and artworks loaned from private collectors and museums. The exhibition was supported by BPI Foundation as its major corporate sponsor. This show is set to close by January 28.
"For the first time ever in the Philippines, the Ayala Museum will host an exhibition of over 300 of Manila’s finest art objects selected from both public and private collections and curated by renowned New York based jeweler, exhibition designer, merchant, collector, and publisher Federico de Vera. "
Senator Loren Legarda with Dr. Patrick Flores, director of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) and curator of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) Vargas Museum. PCAN was launched in December last year with the inaugural project, “Place of Region in the Contemporary,” that will run until January 27, 2018 at the Vargas Museum. PCAN, which was made possible by the guidance, vision, and support of Legarda, serves as a venue for research, exhibition, curatorial exchange, public engagement and publication.
Senator Loren Legarda called on the public to support Philippine art and visit the newly-launched Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) at the Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
The PCAN, which was made possible by the guidance, vision, and support of Legarda, serves as a venue for research, exhibition, curatorial exchange, public engagement and publication.
Based in the state university’s Vargas Museum, it was launched last December 8, 2017 with its initial project, “Place of Region in the Contemporary,” that will run until January 27, 2018.
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.