Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil
Ligalig, a Filipino word for ‘threat,’ encompasses themes that continue to be relevant to this day—threat to life and freedom brought about by abuse of power; poverty; economic and social inequality; environmental degradation. The range of artworks in this exhibition is quite varied—from paintings, prints, and drawings to mixed media and video works. Alongside visual expressions, selected poems provide a literary dimension to the struggle fought. The exhibit also includes a compilation of documentaries addressing memory, or the lack of, and recent history
Ligalig: Art In A Time Of Turmoil is on view at the Ateneo Art Gallery from February 8 to May 27, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 426-6488 or email email@example.com.
Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries
Yuchengco Museum is proud to host a celebration of jewelry designer Wynn Wynn Ong’s 15 years in fashion and design. The retrospective features her works, along with 18 portraits of Ong’s muses in their fantasy alter egos, captured by model-photographer Jo Ann Bitagcol. Ong’s meticulous attention to detail and age-old techniques, such as casting using the lost wax method, ensure the individuality of her jewelry pieces. In fact, Ong never repeats her designs and limits the number of pieces she produces each year.
Wynn Wynn Ong: Redefining Boundaries is on view at the Yuchengco Museum from March 8 to June 15, 2017. For more information please call (+632) 889-1234, visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org, or follow @YuchengcoMuseum on social media
Mapping the Philippine Seas
The exhibition features maps and charts of the Philippine archipelago from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including 168 original maps and sea charts, generously loaned for the exhibit by members of the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), the GSIS Museum, and the several other private collectors. These valuable maps and nautical charts emphasize the Philippines’ crucial position in the history of maritime trade in the Asian region and its importance in European colonial conquests and trade explorations.
Mapping the Philippine Seas is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila from March 15 to April 29, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 708-7829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Girls Girls
In observance of Women’s Month, A SPACE Philippines presents an exhibit by seven strong, beautiful, and creative artists: Pamella Diegor, Rian Gonzales, Keeshia Felipe, Lianne Fondevilla, Kate Radam, Chichi Romero and Armaine Yapyuco, who also curated this exhibition.
Girls Girls Girls is on view at A SPACE Philippines from March 28 to April 18, 2017. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/aspacemanila
Lying in State
This launching exhibit of National Artist Cesar Legaspi’s birth centenary will be pegged on the artist’s public art projects and state commissions, including those from the collections of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Malacañan Palace Presidential Museum and Library, the National Museum of the Philippines, the Development Academy of the Philippines, and the kilometer markers done for the Bataan Death March.
Lying in State is on view at the CCP Main Gallery, 2/F and 3/F Hallway Galleries from April 2 to June 4, 2017. For more information, please contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division at (+632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and 832-3702, mobile (+63917) 603-3809, email email@example.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and www.facebook.com/cesarlegaspiorg/
This April, The Art Central will be holding Art Exchange. A day of inspiration and learning, Art Exchange gathers crafters of all mediums to share their knowledge about art and showcase their talent. Through capsule classes, an art exhibition, free art demos and a bazaar, Art Exchange will surely inspire beginners and experienced crafters alike to hone their craft. This year’s Art Exchange is themed “Earth Day: The World is our Canvas.”
The Art Exchange is ongoing from April 19 to 25, 2017 at the 2nd and 3rd Floor, The Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Makati City. For more information, please visit www.artexchange.thecraftcentral.com.
Triumph of the Spirit
The exhibition is a mediation of several texts, chosen in relation to Juvenal Sanso’s early works, the post-war trauma that is the springboard for his creative process, and his timeless message of hope. It celebrates the spirit of the artist, construed as an act of solidarity with the people of France.
Triumph of the Spirit is on view at Alliance Francaise de Manille from April 20 to May 26, 2017 . For more information, please call (+632) 895-7585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art in the South
Art In The South is a one-day art festival that will become an annual event and will feature a celebration of Philippine art in all its various forms. From masters to rising young artists, this event looks to bolster the booming art scene in the country, particularly in the fast developing neighborhoods of Muntinlupa, Laguna, Parañaque, Las Piñas and Cavite.
Art in the South will be held at Filinvest Tent Park area at Filinvest City, Muntinlupa on April 23, 2017 from 10am to 8pm. For more information, please visit www.artinthesouth.wordpress.com or artinthesouthph.wixsite.com
Pio Abad returns to Silverlens, Manila with Counternarratives. In his second exhibition at the gallery, Abad continues his engagement with Philippine political history, specifically looking at the problematic cultural legacy of the Marcos dictatorship in light of recent attempts to rehabilitate this dark chapter in the nation’s history. In a new body of work, he reconfigures familiar narratives and excavates dismantled iconographies in an attempt to understand the seemingly breathtaking pace at which this history has unravelled.
Counternarratives is on view at Silverlens Gallery from March 28 to April 29, 2017. For more information, please call (+63917) 587-4011 or email email@example.com.
ArtistSpace presents Baguio-based visual artist Art Lozano's solo show titled Vintage Beauty. A follow-up to his previous show Abandoned Beauty, where the artist painted his favorite subject – automobiles – in a state of neglect, the exhibition showcases engines this time, in perfect working condition. By doing so, the artist relives glorious memories of man and machine.
Vintage Beauty is on view at Ayala ArtistSpace from April 7 to 23, 2017. For more information, please call (+632) 759-8288
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