Art, Artist Talk / Walk-Through, Lobby, Main Gallery (Kawilihan), Porch / Garden

WALK THROUGH with GASTON DAMAG

14 July 2010 (Wednesday), 11.30 am to 1 pm
Vargas Museum
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Join artist Gaston Damag for a tour of his works exhibited at the University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum on 14 July 2010, Wednesday at 11.30 am.

This walk through is in line with Gaston Damag’s L’envie de faire l’amour (The Envy of Making Love), an installation of large pestles handcrafted from Banaue. Installed at the grounds east of the Vargas Museum, the work invites students and passersby to interact with its ephemeral presence amid the university’s landscape.

Damag will also bring students and guests inside the museum for an insight on the Concilliabule d’Idoles Dans un Musee (Conclave of Idols in the Museum), an installation of bululs for the Bound exhibition.

In this candid gathering, Damag will share the story behind the project’s conception, production contexts, and meanings.

Gaston Damag (b.1964) is a Filipino artist who has been working in France for the past twenty years. Damag is known for works that integrate ethnographic sculptures with industrial materials. His sculptures respond to cultural and physical dichotomies.

Admission to the walk through is free. Reservation is encouraged.

For reservations and additional information, please contact the Vargas Museum at numbers 928-19-27, 981-85-00 loc. 4024, or e-mail 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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