Art, Exhibit, Lobby, West Wing Gallery (Edge)

A Blank Stare Dear Abstract | Yason Banal

The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum in cooperation with The Drawing Room Contemporary Art Gallery and Canon Philippines unveils Banal’s A BLANK STARE DEAR ABSTRACT at the Lobby and West Wing Galleries on March 13, 2014, Thursday at 6:00p.m.

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Occupying the entire ground floor of the museum and with works ranging from Super 8 film-video, neon and photography, as well as painting, sculpture and performance, the exhibition explores notions of abstraction and document, social sculpture and design culture.

Yason Banal obtained his bachelor’s degree in Film at the University of the Philippines and an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College-University of London. Different institutions in Manila (such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Metropolitan Museum of Manila and Lopez Museum, among others) have presented his works through solo and group shows. He has also exhibited works at the Tate, Frieze Art Fair, Guangzhou Triennale, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, AIT Tokyo, Singapore Biennale, Oslo Kunsthall, Christie’s, IFA Berlin, Shanghai Biennale and Queens Museum of Art.

A BLANK STARE DEAR ABSTRACT is open to the public at the UP Vargas Museum until April 8, 2014.



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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