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Revisiting the Conservative

Revisiting the Conservative

Revisiting the Conservative 2019 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition 3F Galleries 16 April – 15 June 2019 The Vargas Museum returns with its fifth iteration of its Art History Series exhibiting works from the Vargas collection curated based on art historical methods. The series strengthens the museum’s efforts to continuously situate and contextualize its … Continue reading

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EXTENDED VIEWING:

Transpersonal, instructions
14 December 2018 – 1 February 2019
EXTENDED UNTIL 9 March 2019 at the 1F Galleries and Landings

VARGAS MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY at the Second Floor

The Nature of the Collection

 

 

 

 

 

The Nature of the Collection
21 March to 27 April 2019
1F Galleries
UP Vargas Museum
Viewing schedule: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Vargas Museum Permanent Art Collection
Reopened last 10 August 2018

Recently concluded:

Transpersonal, instructions
Exhibition Dates: 14 December 2018 – 1 February 2019
EXTENDED UNTIL 9 MARCH 2019
UP Vargas Museum

Transpersonal>Postnormal Times Symposium Artist Talk: 15 December 2018, Saturday at 5:00pm
Reception: 14 December 2018
Exhibition until 1 February 2019

Curated by Dr Stephen Wilson in conjunction with the University of the Philippines Visiting Professor Program.

Participating Artists: Oreet Ashery, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Merlinda Bobis, Patrick D. Flores, Eisa Jocson, The Karrabing Film Collective, Dana Klisanin, Leslie Kulesh, Andy Lacey, Russ Ligtas, Raquel de Loyola, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Mark Salvatus, Evelyn Taocheng Wang and César H. Villanueva

 

 

 

 

 

Project Island Hopping – Reversing Imperialism: Lander
Exhibition Dates: 13 October-16 November 2018
EXTENDED UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2018
UP Vargas Museum

Artist Talk: 13 October 2018, Saturday at 4:00pm
Reception: 13 October at 6:00pm
Exhibition until 16 November 2018

Curated by Wu Dar Kuen in collaboration with Patrick Flores

Participating Artists: Jui-Chung Yao,Su Huiyu, Hsien-Yu Cheng(Hsien Yu), Cheng-Ta Yu, Wan-Ling Huang 黃琬玲, 謝牧岐 Mu-Chi Hsieh, Santiago Bose, Diokno Pasilan, Mark Salvatus, Jose Ma Tanierla, Renz Lee

 

Lost Paradise | Marta Moreno Muñoz
13 October – 16 November 2018
EXTENDED UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2018
Opening reception: 13 October, Saturday at 6pm
1F West Wing Room
UP Vargas Museum

Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia
Simultaneous exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Yuchengco Museum, and UP Vargas Museum

8 August – 6 October 2018
reception at the Vargas Museum: 10 August 2018

Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art: A Proof of Concept Exhibit
19 June to 27 July 2018
1F and 3F Galleries
Reception: 19 June, Tuesday at 4pm

 

Bridges: Mariano Ponce & Jorge Vargas
3F Sensorium
Exhibition Run: 26 June-27 July 2018
Public Reception: 26 June, Tuesday at 4pm

Vargas x Met Exhibitions
21 April to 21 July 2018
Reception: 21 April, Saturday at 4pm
First floor galleries of Metropolitan Museum of Manila

Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema
14 April to 9 June 2018
Reception: 14 April, Saturday at 4pm
1F Galleries

Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar
Viewing: 15 May – 09 June 2018
3F Galleries

Christmas Eve, Emilio G. Santiago, 1942
2018 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition
Viewing: 10 April – 9 May 2018
3F Galleries

Living Architecture
Main exhibition of the
2018 Artkitektura Festival
1F Galleries
3 February-31 March 2018, extended until 7 April

Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrants’ Investments in the Philippines
3F Galleries
15 February-17 March 2018, extended until 28 March

Place of Region in the Contemporary
Initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN)
8 December 2017-27 January 2018

 

Previous exhibitions:

DEVOUR | Katti Sta. Ana
3F Galleries – 3 November-1 December 2017, public reception on 9 November

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

  • 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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    ADVISORY: In compliance with the announcement from Chancellor Michael Tan, the museum will be closed today, 23 April 2019. Summer Art Workshop with Mr. Fernando Sena is also suspended today. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
    ADVISORY: In observance of the Lenten season, the museum will be closed on 17 April, 12 noon to 20 April 2019. Viewing of galleries and office operations will resume on 23 April 2019. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
    Revisiting the Conservative 2019 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition 3F Galleries 16 April - 15 June 2019 The Vargas Museum returns with its fifth iteration of its Art History Series exhibiting works from the Vargas collection curated based on art historical methods. The series strengthens the museum's efforts to continuously situate and contextualize its collection within today's social setting through the interaction between curatorship and art history. Revisiting the Conservative presents the realist traditions of painting idyllic scenes and themes exploring the Philippine landscape from the 1940s to the 1970s. The conservative as a category marks a particular stylistic tendency in Philippine art history. In terms of source, it can be traced to the academic realism of the nineteenth century that found its most prominent articulation in the exalted works of Fernando Amorsolo. It has been cast as a binary opposite of modernism as advocated by the practice of such artists as Diosdado Lorenzo and Victorio Edades. A body of polemical texts and institutional history sustains this interpretation even as the binary might not hold under a closer reading of the works and a more thoughtful appreciation of the artistic biographies of the practitioners, who slip in and out or even away from art history's order of things. In the possession of the collection of Jorge Vargas is a trove of pieces that exemplifies this conservative disposition. The latter would later be identified, or even conflated, with commercial art sold on Mabini Street, thus the term "Mabini Art". The exhibition scans the shift of realism in Philippine art as well as expressions of the supposed antithesis of the privileged modern. The exhibition consists of works by artists such as Elias Laxa, Romeo Enriquez, Cesar Buenaventura, Crispin Lopez, Serafin Serna, Miguel Galvez, Isidro Ancheta, Antonio Dumlao, Wenceslao Garcia, Gabriel Custodio, Ben Alano, Simon Saulog, and Diosdado Lorenzo. It also features a screening of the film Mga Uod at Rosas (1982), directed by Romy Suzara and written by Edgardo M. Reyes.
    The Study Guide for The Nature of the Collection is now available for download: bit.ly/VMStudyGuideNature To view and download Study Guides for 2019, please visit: bit.ly/UPVMStudyGuides2019 The guides are designed for discussions and activities for classes in Humanities, Social Sciences, and other fields related to the exhibitions. It is encouraged that course tutors/teachers have a pre-visit to the exhibitions before the class’s actual visit. The study guides may be reproduced.
    ADVISORY: The museum will be closed on 9 April 2019, Tuesday, in observance of Araw ng Kagitingan. However, the workshop area will be open for the 2019 Summer Art Workshop by Fernando Sena. Office operations and viewing of galleries resume on 10 April, Wednesday. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
    ADVISORY: The museum will close early at 1 PM on 6 April 2019, Saturday for scheduled fumigation of galleries and offices. Interested participants of the 2019 Summer Art Workshop by Fernando Sena are encouraged to complete their registration this week. Office operations and viewing of galleries for next week will resume on 10 April, Wednesday. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph

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