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SCRIPTORIUM: Angelo Magno unti June 27 at the 3F Galleries

UP Vargas Museum opens Angelo Magno’s solo show titled Scriptorium on June 11, Thursday, 4PM at the 3F Galleries of the museum.

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Scriptorium is an exhibition of drawing and chine-collé that reflects Magno’s past and current contemplation of human’s ethereal relation with the physical and the divine. His strong religious grounding (gained from his great-grandfather and grandfather who were both priests of the Aglipayan Church) exposed himto different religious practices whose elements he has expressed in visual forms.

By presenting texts and estampitas (scapulars) that portray abstract representations of people (rendering them anonymous) based on their confessions, Magno creates a space that conveys different narratives to the viewer. These drawings are part of an installation to signify the creation of a site in an ambiguous spatial context. Like the Scriptorium (the place where scribes wrote biblical narratives or illuminated manuscripts during the medieval times), the museum becomes a medium for the creation of narratives based on familiar and newfound experiences from viewing the exhibit. The exhibit runs until June 27.

Angelo Magno (b. 1979) received his bachelor’s degree in Art Studies at the University of the Philippines in Diliman in 2000 and is currently finishing his masters on Fine Arts in the same university. He is a member of the Printmakers Association of the Philippines (PAP), and a teacher at the Asia Pacific Collége (APC), School of Multimedia Arts. He has exhibited his works in the Philippines, Malaysia, USA and Indonesia.

For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at (+632) 928-1927 (direct line), (+632) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (+632) 928-1925 (fax) or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. You may also check our website at http://vargasmuseum.upd.edu.ph/ or like us at http://www.facebook.com/vargasmuseum.upd and follow us @UPVargasMuseum for updates.

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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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Session Advisory: The Art Workshops of Fernando B. Sena at the Vargas Basement concluded last 2 December. Sessions and registration will resume on 20 January 2018. More than a hundred guests gather at the public reception of Place of Region in the Contemporary on 8 December 2017, Friday. 
UP Vargas Museum opens this first project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) built through three nodes in a network: Knowledge Production and Circulation; Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis; Public Engagement and Artistic Formation. The project endeavors to activate a network to coordinate a range of interventions in contemporary art in the Philippines and to cast a sharper profile for it on an inter-local and trans-regional scale. It is keen to confront the requirements of research and discourse; curate art and subject the curatorial gesture to critique; and propose modes of catalyzing the public sphere of art and in the process harness the energies of its agents. The project at the UP Vargas Museum will run until 27 January 2018. Public programs for the project will happen next year. The Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) will open its initial project at the Vargas Museum on 8 December 2017 at 4pm. For more information, visit http://pcan.org.ph or the Facebook event page of the project: Place of Region in the Contemporary DEVOUR will close today at 5pm at the 3F Galleries.  We thank all who visited the show. Place of Region in the Contemporary will open next Friday, 8 December 2017 at 4pm. Please take note of our schedule until 08 December 2017:

30 November (Thursday)
Non-working Holiday (Bonifacio Day)

01 December (Friday)
Last day of DEVOUR show at the 3F Galleries

02-07 December (Saturday-Thursday)
Galleries are closed for ingress of new show. Offices are open as usual. 
08 December (Friday) at 4pm
Opening reception of Place of Region in the Contemporary FINAL WEEK: Katti Sta Ana's Devour is on view until 1 December 2017, Friday. We are closed on Thursday for public holiday.

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