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Transpersonal, instructions

Transpersonal, instructions

“Transpersonal, instructions” opens at the UP Vargas Museum on 14 December 2018, Friday at 6pm. Transpersonal activities invite participants to experiment with the boundaries between accepted notions of authorship and audience expectation—to play with the performativity of their roles and rethink the various modes of attention they are setting up. The “instructions” weave together a transpersonal, primary initiative of cultural and transnational exchange, that repeatedly encounter a restless ecology of contemporary art. Transpersonal, instructions looks with particular, collaborative attention, at non-Western difference and under–represented geographies in art like the communities working in the Philippines today. Continue reading

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OCT-NOV 2018 SHOWS:

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

VARGAS MUSEUM MAIN GALLERY at the Second Floor

Vargas Museum Permanent Art Collection
Reopened last 10 August 2018

Recently concluded:

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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    "Transpersonal, instructions" is an invitation to participants to experiment with the boundaries between accepted notions of authorship and audience expectation—to play with the performativity of their roles and rethink the various modes of attention they are setting up. Merlinda Bobis is featured in "Transpersonal, instructions" through her works "River, River" and "An Altar for the Desaparecidos." In the video, she performs a retrieval in her one-woman play which she adapted from her novel "Fish-Hair Woman" (2012) and performed in Australia, Philippines, Spain, US, Canada and Singapore (2009-2014). This short film is a document of the 2008 creative development of "River, River" towards a possible community play in collaboration with Filipino migrants in Campbelltown and the Illawarra (New South Wales, Australia) including the Bitabara family, and with filmmaker Virginia Hilyard, sound artist Jane Ulman, composer Sarah de Jong and the Campbelltown Arts Center. "River, River" is a story of mourning and remembering to restore the disappeared to their loved ones during a war that happened more than three decades ago. But this weeping-singing continues to this day and across geographies to retrieve all our beloved lost to war and armed conflict, to summary executions and extra-judicial killings, and to the mindless violation of the lives, well-being and dignity of humans and non-humans alike. We retrieve the bodies, we restore the river.
    A few copies of TK Sabapathy's "Writing the Modern" are still available. To purchase, please contact Veronica at 928-1927 during office hours.
    ADVISORY: The museum will be closed tomorrow, 16 January 2019, Wednesday, from 12 noon onwards for maintenance. Regular hours resume on Thursday.
    "Transpersonal, instructions" is on view at the 1F and 3F Galleries until 1 February 2019. For group tour bookings, please contact vargasmuseum@gmail.com. "Transpersonal, instructions" is an evolving transnational research project that engages with public lectures, exhibition making, education, sonic scores and publishing in contemporary art. The exhibition arises from a series of public lectures at the ICA in London on the production of psychotechnologies, cyber addictions, material feminisms, citizenship and bioinsecurity. "Transpersonal, instructions" encourages a binding thread that resists and resets a world view on uneasiness. It is partly proposing a challenge to the current world order by providing a window into anthropological entanglements, for example those affecting indigenous lives. Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen are London-based artists working across objects, installation, and film. Their practice explores processes of production as cultural, social and political practices; following geological, geopolitical and biological strains within the manufactured landscape to create work that questions the context of its own becoming.
    Elizabeth Povinelli of the Karrabing Film Collective gave the keynote address at the "Transpersonal>Postnormal Times", a symposium held on 15 December 2018. This program is the collateral activity of the exhibition "Transpersonal, instructions" which is on view at the Vargas Museum until 1 February 2019.
    The Vargas Museum Permanent Art Collection at the 2F Main Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm. For group tour bookings, please send your inquiries to vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

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