Art, Exhibit, UP Vargas Museum, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

Kapital: Tribute to Labor

KAPITAL
Tribute to Labor
13 August – 28 September 2010
GF, West Wing Gallery

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center (UPVM), the Department of Visual Communication of the UP College of Fine Arts (UP CFA-Viscom) with support from the UP Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA) present KAPITAL: Tribute to Labor which will open on 13 August 2010, Friday, 2:00PM at the West Wing Gallery of the Vargas.

Kapital is homage to labor and the plight of workers, at a time when their presence is made more obscure by the complex networks of world economies. Hardest hit by the recent economic crisis, workers not just in the Philippines but the world over endure unjust and oftentimes, precarious work conditions. The exhibition turns the idea of ‘capital’ on its head when toil is transformed to tribute by artists who themselves labor to craft images that speak of dignity in work. This task they take on as they strive to assert the rights and prospects of nameless workers who fuel the machinery of global industries.

Pablo Baen Santos, Labor and Monkey Business, 2010, Oil on canvas, 6 x 7 ft

Kapital features works by Pablo Baen-Santos, Ed Coronel, Mideo Cruz, Antipas Delotavo, Leonilo Doloricon, Boy Dominguez, Egai Talusan Fernandez, Mike Garcia, Manny Garibay, Renato Habulan, Gene de Loyola, Ed Manalo, Neo-Angono Artists Collective (Noel Solis, Sarah Geneblazo, Kim Oliveros, Parola, Jovert Aguilar, Chitoy Zapata, Wire Tuazon, Ian Lomongo, Derrick Macutay, Mael de Guzman), Iggy Rodriguez, Eghai Roxas, Jose Tence Ruiz and Ugat Lahi (Max Santiago, Egg Santos, Boyet de Mesa, Eshei Mesina). Kapital will run until 28 September 2010.

For more information, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (direct line), 981-8500 local 4024 (UP trunk line), 929-1925 (fax), 0929-8567909 (mobile), or write vargasmuseum@gmail.com. You may also visit the Museum’s official website at http://www.vargasmuseum.org.

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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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