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Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways

Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways

Through painting, photography, and illustration, the daily life of Filipinos inhabiting the northernmost island of the country is portrayed and annotated in this exhibition. According to Datar, the Ivatan culture is shaped by strong typhoons, rough seas, and meager resources. He explains that it exemplifies a particular relationship of a people with their environment. As depicted in Datar’s and Gonzales’s works, the exceptionally beautiful terrain of the province is accented by equally beautiful and highly industrious people. Datar further states that each household is oftentimes self-sufficient, enjoying a considerable degree of independence; and that the beauty of the province lies in its relative isolation and the uniqueness of its culture. Continue reading

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APRIL-JULY 2018 SHOWS:

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

Christmas Eve, Emilio G. Santiago, 1942
2018 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition
Viewing: 10 April – 9 May 2018
Reception: 14 April, Saturday at 4pm
3F Galleries

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

ADVISORY

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Recently concluded:

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
  • 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
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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.
  • The Museum Cafe is open from Tuesday to Saturday.
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    Place of Region in the Contemporary was a showcase of four projects at the Vargas in December 2017-January 2018. One of the four projects is still on view at the 3F Sensorium: Texts about artist-curator Raymundo Albano are displayed alongside his poetry and curatorial and graphic design. Visitors are encouraged to spend time to read at this area. Place of Region in the Contemporary was the initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). https://www.pcan.org.ph
    Vargas Museum joins the whole museum community in celebrating International Museum Day 2018. Four contemporary art projects are currently on view at the museum. Free guided tours of the exhibitions are always available upon availability of museum staff. To book guided tours for large groups, kindly e-mail us at vargasmuseum@gmail.com two (2) days prior to visit. Entrance donation: P30.00 - general public, P20.00 - U.P. students, alumni, and staff. For more information about 2018 International Museum Day, please visit http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day #MuseumDay
    Now: Opening reception of Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways at the 3F Galleries and Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema at the 3F Landing. #exhibitions #PhilippineArt #contemporary
    PUBLIC RECEPTION of these shows will happen on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 4pm: 3F Galleries - Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways | Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar 3F Landing - Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema
    PUBLIC RECEPTION of these shows will happen on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 4pm: 3F Galleries - Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways | Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar 3F Landing - Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema
    Repost @beingjellybeans : #untitleddrawing by #FilipinoArtist Vic Delotavo. Probably a study for a #horrormovie poster. Currently on display as part of the “Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema” exhibit at @upvargasmuseum which runs until Jun 9. For more details, check out my blog post at beingjellybeans.wordpress.com (search: Vic Delotavo). #art #moviememorabilia #museum #artgallery #thelearneratlarge #philippinecinema #pinoymovies#movieposter #artislife #beingjellybeans #vargasmuseum #vargasvisits

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