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Project Island Hopping – Reversing Imperialism: Lander

Project Island Hopping – Reversing Imperialism: Lander | 13 October- 16 November 2018 |
Curated by Dar-Kuen Wu in collaboration withPatrick D. Flores featuring contemporary artists from the Philippines and Taiwan Continue reading

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ADVISORY

Rainy season: Please check our latest Facebook posts for announcements of operation suspensionsPlease call 981-8500 loc. 4024 or 928-1927 for more information (TUE-SAT, 9am-5pm).

2F Main Gallery on 5 and 6 October 2018 from 9am to 5pm will be closed to accommodate the 2018 Curatorial Development Program. Everyone is invited to come on 6 October at 6pm for a roundtable discussion:

AUG-OCT 2018 SHOW:

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

VARGAS MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY at the Second Floor

Vargas Museum Permanent Art Collection
Reopened last 10 August 2018

SENA ART WORKSHOPS 2018

June 2018 onwards: Regular enlistment is ongoing. Please call 928-1927 and look for Linda or Glenn for details.

Recently concluded:

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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    Ties of History exhibition is on its sixth week at UP Vargas Museum. Here is an image of Singaporean artist Amanda Heng's Walking the Stool (1999-2000) installed at the 3F South Wing Gallery of the museum. In 1997, Heng was awarded a studio in Telak Kurau by the National Arts Council (NAC). She was the only woman artist given a studio by the NAC. When Heng confronted the NAC about this, the NAC told her that there were no other women artists. Around the same time, performance art was proscribed in Singapore following what was deemed an indecent performance by Josef Ng in which the artist snipped his pubic hair in public. This prompted the government to desist from funding other performance projects. Walking the Stool is Heng’s response to these events. As a performative gesture, Heng got a stool from her studio, attached to it a chain, and walked the stool in her studio’s neighborhood. Photo: Lea Marie Diño
    SPACE AND DISCOURSE IN CURATORIAL PRACTICE Public Roundtable Discussion 6 October 2018, Saturday, 6:00 pm Free admission UP Vargas Museum The Japan Foundation, Manila, UP Vargas Museum, and the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) will host a public roundtable discussion as part of the fifth edition of the Curatorial Development Program. Everyone is invited to join the mentors, program participants, and collaborators. Since 2009, the Curatorial Development Program (CDP) is held every two years at the Vargas Museum. It is aimed at enhancing expertise in curating contemporary art and related platforms. The project seeks to develop curatorial resources in the region, providing professional exchange between curators from different generations. Discussants: Mizuki Takahashi, Co-Director, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong Patrick Flores, Curator, Vargas Museum and Director, PCAN Roberto G. Paulino, Coordinator, Knowledge Production and Circulation, PCAN Tessa Maria Guazon, Coordinator, Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis, PCAN Renan Laru-An, Coordinator, Public Engagement and Artistic Formation, PCAN Moderator: Lisa Ito-Tapang, Independent curator and Curatorial Development Program alumna https://www.facebook.com/events/1187213554788153/
    EQUINOX Solidarity is happening at the UP Vargas Museum grounds on SAT, 22 SEPT at 2pm. Event is open to the public and free. The activity is part of Solidarity in Performance Art Festival (SIPAF) 2018. More info via Facebook. Admission fees apply for viewing shows at the Vargas. #EquinoxSolidarity #PerformanceArt
    Schedule Advisory for 18 September 2018, TUESDAY: To accommodate the Department of Art Studies Lecture Series, viewing of exhibitions at UP Vargas Museum will be from 9am to 1pm tomorrow. Please check our Facebook for more information.
    ADVISORY for 14-15 September 2018, Friday and Saturday: UP Vargas Museum will be closed on 14-15 September 2018 in compliance with the announcement of the UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor. Museum operations will resume on Tuesday, 18 September. Inquiries: vargasmuseum@gmail.com
    #VargasVisits: ARTS 1 (Critical Perspectives in the Arts) class of Ms. Portia Placino visited the 2F Main Gallery for the discussion of Philippine art styles and movements through the main collection of the museum. #ArtStudies

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