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A&L: The parallel (lives) museum | Alice and Lucinda

A&L: The parallel (lives) museum
Alice and Lucinda
29 March to 2 May 2012
3F South Wing Gallery

Opening reception
on 29 March (Thursday), 4pm

The Vargas Museum in cooperation with the art platform Planting Rice and Finale Art File opens the exhibition A&L: The parallel (lives) museum on 29 March 2012, 4pm at the 3F South Wing of the Museum.

Not so long ago, Alice and Lucinda became conspirators in alternative self-representations via D-I-Y operations whose works take place in the social realm of urban Manila and the lo-fi art community. Yasmin Sison and Lena Cobangbang are co-generators of ideas in the state of perpetual flux in the days of Generation X, indie pop and alternative icons. Together, they create the alias “Alice and Lucinda” and their debut exhibit The Incredible Lives of Alice and Lucinda took place at Surrounded By Water in Angono in 1999.

Planting Rice and Finale Art File is proud to present A&L: The parallel (lives) museum  featuring Alice & Lucinda from 29 March-2 May 2012 at the 3F South Wing Gallery of the UP Vargas Museum. Peering into the archives and ethnography of mysterious identities, this exhibition explores the function of clippings and compiled objects to a viewer– and how the curious case of public intimacy warrants for a unified case of public meaning.

A coinciding exhibition at mo_space with emerging artists Catalina Africa and Maria Jeona Zoleta (March 20 – April 15) runs simultaneously with this exhibition, where new post-feminist art finds itself in an expanded field of artistic practice.

Lena Cobangbang (b 1976) graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Fine Arts. She has exhibited her works in Europe, the United States, and Southeast Asia. In 2006, she was a recipient of the CCP Thirteen Artist Award; and represented the Philippines in the 2008 Singapore Biennale.

Yasmin Sison (b 1972) graduated from the University of the Philippines with degrees in Fine Arts and Humanities. She has participated in solo and group shows in Southeast Asia and Europe. She was also one of the co-founders of the artist-run-space Surrounded By Water. She received the Thirteen Artist Award in 2006, and was shortlisted in the Ateneo Art Awards in 2007.

A&L: The parallel (lives) museum will run until 2 May 2012. For more information, please contact the Vargas at +632 928-19-27, +63 981-85-00 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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