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GREEN GO HOME

Green Go Home Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija with Buen Abrigo, Mike Adrao, Renz Lee, Gabby Nazareno, Archie Oclos, Iggy Rodriguez, and Jo Tanierla 13 Oct–18 Nov 2017 at the 1F Galleries | Opening reception on 13 Oct (Friday) at 4pm Described as “social sculpture,” the project dwells on, magnifies, and renders the gesture of … Continue reading

Museum schedule this week:

Regular viewing of show at the 3F Galleries. 1F Galleries are closed for new show on 13 October. Contact us at vargasmuseum@gmail.com to book your tours. Latest news are on our Facebook page.

OCTOBER 2017 PROGRAM

GREEN GO HOME
1F Galleries – 13 October – 18 November 2017

>upgrade | Homo sapiens sapiens | Yan Abeledo
3F Galleries – Opening: 3 October, until 27 October 2017

ADVISORY

 

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PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

  • The Vargas Permanent Art Collection, impressionist, modern and contemporary art at the 2F Main Gallery
  • Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life, at the 3F Library and Archives Room
  • PREVIOUS SHOWS

  • By Sword and Fire | Renz Baluyot
    3F Galleries – 28 July-26 August 2017
  • Take a Line for a Walk
    1F Galleries – 20 June-22 July 2017
  • KARAPATAN: Artist Stand for Human Rights
    3F Galleries – 20 June-22 July 2017
  • EXISTENCE | Ged Merino and Aze Ong
    1F Galleries – 12 May-13 June 2017
  • OBRA NI VAL: Carlos Valino Jr., Retrospective
    3F Galleries – 12 May-13 June 2017
  • International Exhibition: ALMOST THERE | venues: Vargas Museum galleries, UP Sunken Garden and online [balaraheritage.org]
    2 March-6 May 2017
  • RECENT EXHIBITIONS

  • The homecoming of TIE A STRING AROUND THE WORLD
    Philippine Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale
    1F Galleries & 3F Galleries, 09 December 2016 - 18 February 2017
  • A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent | Art in Romania, 1980s-1990s
    1F Galleries, 22 September - 19 November 2016
  • REPUBLIC: 2016 Vargas Museum Art History Series exhibition
    3F Galleries, 22 September - 26 October 2016
    re-curated at the Stairway until 25 November 2016
  • SOCIAL FABRIC | Karl Castro
    3F Galleries, 3-25 November 2016
  • Dancing The Shrimp (The Tactical Improvisation of Postcolonial Space Mix) | Jon Cuyson 1F Galleries, 11 August - 15 September 2016
  • School of Sansó | Juvenal Sansó UP Retrospective show 3F Galleries, 11 August - 15 September 2016
  • The Banquet | Jaime Pacena II 1F Galleries | 8 June - 9 July 2016
  • PERYA | Group show organized by CANVASph 3F Galleries | 8 June - 9 July 2016
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  • Vargas Museum was nominated as Best Asian Contemporary Art Institution in the 2015 Prudential Eye Awards.
  • Vargas Museum participated at the DTI Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall for two years now since 2014.
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    Green Go Home featured artist: MIKE ADRAO

Initiated by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, the project collaborates with seven contemporary Filipino artists. Mike Adrao creates an image based on a photograph from Bulatlat.com of the People Surge rally in Tacloban in 2014.

Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) landed in the Philippine eastern coasts of Leyte and nearby provinces in November 2013. A year after the calamity that killed more than 6,000 people, simultaneous rallies happened in Eastern Visayas, Bohol, Zamboanga, and Metro Manila to denounce the government’s ineptitude in giving services and aid. People Surge is an alliance established in Tacloban City on 25 January 2014 by the survivors of the typhoon and it has organized mud walks to commemorate the Yolanda event. Green Go Home by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija is at the 1F Galleries of the Vargas until 18 November 2017. Through collaborations with seven contemporary Filipino artists, images of recent protest actions in the Philippines are drawn on the walls of the Vargas as the exhibition progresses. 
According to Vu and Tiravanija, “the provocation inherent in Green Go Home is positioned against the subtle underlying subtext of U.S. interventions, and colonialist attitudes, towards its neighbors in Latin American from Mexico southwards: an antagonism that has cost many lives and much strife. In the imagery itself, the presence of each character-from films to music to personalities of resistance-reveals itself to the viewer as addressing the condition of the graffiti text. The grid holds up the statement and reinforces the layers of interpretation, readings, and misunderstandings. Green Go Home is meant to be a wall of resisters, and of resistance.” On Saturday, 19 October 2017, the museum will be open as usual with viewing hours from 9am to 5pm. However, please be advised of heavy traffic inside the university campus due to the UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission Test). Here are some photos from last Saturday's opening reception of Green Go Home at the 1F Galleries. More photos can be viewed at our Facebook page. #TomasVu #RirkritTiravanija #BuenAbrigo #MikeAdrao #RenzLee #GabbyNazareno #ArchieOclos #IggyRodriguez #JoTanierla #drawing #mural #protestArt #resistance #socialsculpture Here is "Membranes" created by artist-educator Yan Abeledo
for the exhibit ">upgrade | homo sapiens sapiens" currently on view at the 3F Galleries. Thanks to @eyascapes for the photograph. Described as “social sculpture”, Green Go Home dwells on, magnifies, and renders the gesture of protest looming, urgent, and lively in current time and present political life. Conceived by collaborators Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, it has been organised in Colombia, the United States and Spain. This year, Green Go Home goes to UP Vargas Museum. Through collaborations with contemporary Filipino artists, images of recent protest actions in the Philippines will be drawn on the walls of the Vargas as the exhibition progresses. The exhibit seeks to review our notions of history by contributing a specific history of protest through interactions with the audience. The Vargas develops a timeline of protests to be accompanied by discussions as an integral part of the exhibition.” Mike Adrao’s artwork is based on a photograph of People Surge Tacloban published in Bulatlat.com, 11 November 2014

Green Go Home runs until 18 November at the 3F Galleries. Thanks to @tinawartgallery for the Instagram photograph. Third week of viewing: >upgrade | Homo sapiens sapiens | Yan Abeledo runs until 27 October 2017. The image is an installation shot at the 3F Galleries of two sculptural works titled Adam™ and Eve™ with corresponding printed texts and graphics on sintra boards also created by the artist. The exhibit raises questions on the human body and the ethical interventions on it. The allure of the commercial aspect of this venture may attract visions of the future, yet with it comes uncertainty.

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