Art, Artist Talk / Walk-Through, Lobby, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

Artist Talk | Don M. Salubayba

invite artist talk copyJoin artist Don M. Salubayba on 04 December 2013, Wednesday, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Vargas Museum as he talks about his works in the exhibit, demonstrates shadow play, and shares insights on his art practice in line with the exhibition Sala sa Init Sala sa Lamig at the GF Lobby and West Wing Gallery.

In Sala sa Init Sala sa Lamig, Salubayba plays with the phrase “sala sa init, sala sa lamig”, a common Filipino saying that conveys ambivalence, unpredictability and indecision. This expression also alludes to the volatile environment of the country, both literally and figuratively: a tropical weather on the one hand, and on the other, a political culture sustained by accommodation and largesse. He explores dualities and ironies in Philippine culture and contemporary society brought about by colonial mentality and the desire to create identity. He appropriates vernacular myths and local tradition as framework for historical narratives and as critique of the socio-political climate of the nation.

Admission to the talk is free.

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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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