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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" featured artist: @mark_salvatus Salvatus' "Museo ng Banahaw" is an ongoing and growing collection of anything related to Mount Banahaw, specifically from the Lucban, Banahaw side where the artist is from. It started in 2010 as a series of snapshots of the mountain he took every time he goes back to his hometown. The project is also his way to archive his grandfather’s texts, photographs, lyrics and other stories that has always something to do with the mountain. In 2018, the artist extended the project by asking his friends and relatives to share their photographs of the mountain. As a mystical mountain, it is host to a rich biodiversity: religious and spiritual sects, New People’s Army and a place for UFOs to refuel. Courtesy of Salvage Projects. Special thanks to Ramsel and Annie Salvatus, Irvin Nano, Ito Chua, Erwin Orno, Maridonna Maderal, Jennifer Ello, Gloria Lunar Prayunsurakij, Roland De Leon, Joanne Peras-Gonzales, "Lucban: Historic Places, Ancestral Houses, People and Events" Facebook group.
    Open call for UP Vargas Museum - Library and Archives interns: Please send your application to vargaslibraryarchives@gmail.com with subject "INTERNS-Library2019."
    Registration for the 2019 Fernando Sena Art Workshops is ongoing. Students are required to complete eight Saturdays. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults. Mr. Sena teaches painting, drawing, still life, portraiture, landscape, and figures. Please contact Mr. Sena at 376-2196 or Glenn at 928-1297 for more information.
    Visualizing Sound 9 February to 7 March 2019 3F Galleries, UP Vargas Museum Visualizing Sound is an exhibition that presents the collaboration between artist Gerardo Tan, musicologist Felicidad A. Prudente, and master weaver Sammy Buhle. The exhibition reflects on the translation of forms through the work Rendering, a video and audio documentation notated in modern sound symbols, which are then translated into visual images, and in turn interpreted in textile by the ikat method. Complementing this is another work by Tan titled Lost in Translation (inspired by an indigenous chant from Kalinga called sogna) that tries to articulate the production of vocal sounds resonating from a singer’s mouth. Thus, the exhibition Visualizing Sound becomes an intersection of modes rooted in tradition and enriched in multidisciplinary contexts.
    "Transpersonal, instructions" is on view until 1 February 2019. Installed at the 1F West Wing Gallery is Racquel de Loyola's "Traces: Encompassing Time and Space." Loyola's works primarily addresses women’s issue, identity, colonization, migration, displacement, capitalism, globalization, and the present state of affairs. She is currently working with soft fabric sculptures and cloth-based expositions. She was a former lead vocalist for Manila-based folk rock world music band Talahib established in year 2000. Loyola was one of the key initiators of an international open loose artist network called New World Disorder which was active in the early until mid-2000s. She presented collaboration works locally and abroad at the Laokoon Festival in Hamburg, Germany in 2004. She also participated in the Asia Meets Asia Collaboration in 2002 and 2005 in Tokyo, Japan, as well as The Currency Festival in New York and Asiatopia 05 in Bangkok, Thailand. She had works for the Triumph of Philippine Art exhiitions at the George Seagal Gallery in Montclair State University in New Jersey, the Fisher Museum in Los Angeles, California and at the Ayala Museum in 2013-2014. She was a Darmasiswa scholar for Gamelan/Karawitan at the Institute Seni Indonesia in 2002. She actively engages and presents works locally and abroad.
    “Transpersonal, instructions” opened at the UP Vargas Museum on 14 December 2018, featuring Eisa Jocson's work-in-progress of "Filipino Superwoman Band" with Bunny Cadag, Cath Go, Teresa Barrozo, and Franchesca Casauay. 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. Jocson (b. 1986) graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication. Her works have been featured in festivals such as the Asia Triennial of Performing Arts, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Tanz im August, and ImPulsTanz—Vienna International Dance Festival. Her first solo exhibition titled Philippine Macho Academy was held last 2014 in the Vargas Museum. Jocson won the Zürcher Kantonalbank Acknowledgement Prize in 2013 for her work Macho Dancer. In addition to this, in 2018, her work Princess was selected as one of the outstanding contemporary productions for Tranzplattform. She is now commissioned to do a new performance work for the Sharjah Biennale 2019.

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