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June 18 Exhibit Openings

The University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum (UPVM) simultaneously opens three exhibitions on June 18, Friday at 4PM. The exhibition Bound presents the works of Roberto Feleo, Jose Tence Ruiz, and Gaston Damag that explore the feeling of being suspended, or the state of transition between the past and the future, or the thin line that divides the normal and the berserk. Their projects take us to different moments of transcendence and defiance of gravity, free fall and whirling in space, on the one hand, and the inevitability of ground, the attachment to structure, on the other.

Kawayan De Guia’s Bomba will be at the third floor with rotating disco balls suspended from the museum’s ceiling. Together with reworked jukeboxes at the North wing and a video projection on the third floor landing, the suite of works crafts for us the mirages prompted by the mosaic of light, violence and play.

Yari opens at the West wing gallery and features works by the ANINO Shadow play Collective, a group of multimedia artists committed to popularizing the art of shadow play in the Philippines. Yari, a Filipino term for “made”, alludes to artists’ creations using found materials recycled for ANINO’s various productions. Yari in the vernacular loosely means “screwed up” too, a strain found in ANINO’s interpretations of the political landscape and the paradoxes of Philippine society. Through critique, humor and the stealthy presence of shadows, the exhibit unmasks ‘puppetry’ and deception that keep society on a string. The silhouettes of Yari’s projection on the museum’s exterior glass wall magnify themes of transcendence, structure and transition evoked by works in Bound and Mirror Bomb.

Yari runs until 03 August 2010, while Bomba and Bound will be on show until December 2010. For more information, contact the UP Vargas Museum at (02) 928-1927 (direct line), (02) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), or write vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

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About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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