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Nothing to Declare at Vargas Museum

NOTHING TO DECLARE (NTD), an international art project aiming to contribute to contemporary discussions on migration will open at the University of the Philippines Jorge Vargas Museum, November 18, at 4pm and will run till 7 January 2012.

Participating artists are: Danielle Adair (USA); Magda Biernat (USA); EG Crichton (USA); Noel Soler Cuizon (Philippines); Phyllis Evans, David Freeman and Leila Hernandez (USA); Hannah Israel (Philippines/USA); Karen Marshall (USA); Frances Nicole Manzanero (Philippines); Christian “Bong” Ramilo (Australia) and Christina Quisumbing Ramilo (Philippines), Melissa Ramos (Philippines/Australia)  Alwin Reamillo and Juliet Lea (Philippines/Australia), Angelika Rinnhofer (USA), Martin Sims (Australia) and Joo Woo (USA).

NTD@Vargas is one of a series of three exhibitions. The other exhibit venues are: Yuchengco Museum, 16 November to 29 January 2012; and BLANC Compound, 18 October to 12 November 2011. Each venue has a different set of artists, altogether totaling more than 50. Artists were selected from more than 100 submissions who responded to the Call for Proposals sent out in 2010 by a board of organizers and curators composed of Flaudette May Datuin, head curator and project leader(Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines), Josephine Turalba (Dean, School of Fine Arts and Design, Philippine Women’s University) and Precious Leano (Executive Director, Filipino Visual Arts and Design Rights Organization or FILVADRO).

Each venue is headed by a team of curators, as follows: Vargas Museum, Leo Abaya (faculty, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and visual artist) and Tessa Maria Guazon (faculty, University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies); Yuchengco Museum by Claro Ramirez, Jr. (visual artist and artistic director for exhibitions and new media projects, lopez museum, faculty, international baccalaureate program, Southville international school), and Sharon Mapa Arriola (faculty, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts); and Blanc Compound, Karen Ocampo Flores Karen Ocampo Flores (Faculty, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts; Faculty, Asia Pacific College, School of Multimedia Arts) and Precious Leano.

The exhibitions are take-off points for guided tours, an essay writing contest, forums, training workshops and other education programs.

For schedules and updates, please visit: http://nothing2declare2011.wordpress.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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