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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.


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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Internship program: We already closed the call for museum interns. We will have another batch in May. For Library Internships (UP Vargas Museum - Library and Archives), please check details posted here. Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrants' Investments in Philippine Futures is on its fifth week of viewing. This Curating Development exhibition is open until 28 March 2018. Books, reports, and other materials about #migration #policy are available for reading at the 3F South Wing, courtesy of colleagues from Goldsmiths - University of London, Scalabrini Migration Center Philippines, Enrich HK, Department of Sociology of The University of Hong Kong - HKU - 香港大學, and Keele University. The Living Architecture Exhibition is on view until 7 April 2018. Here is one of the four Tiyad structures created by Indy Paredes on the porches of the museum. Paredes will be joined by architecture and urban planning specialists on 24 March for the Artkitektura Exhibit Encounters 3: Vargas Conversations - "How can we make our cities more human?" Activity details will soon be posted on our Facebook event page. @artkitekturafestival Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrants' Investments in Philippine Futures at the 3F Galleries is extended until 28 March 2018. For guided tours, please send a message to vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

Image: One of the work journals created by London-based Filipino migrant workers through the Curating Development project with Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Filipino Domestic Workers Association UK. We are extending the runs of the two shows here at Vargas:
1F - Living Architecture Exhibition: 7 April 2018
3F - Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrants' Investments in Philippine Futures: 28 March 2018 The internship program of the Vargas Museum is a good opportunity to understand and experience museum work. The museum invites undergraduate and graduate students of Art Studies, Humanities, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage, History, Library Science, and Archives Studies to apply:

Please send applications to vargasmuseum@gmail.com with subject line “INTERN-Museum APR 2018”. The program is designed to give the intern an overview of museum practices: collections management, curation, exhibition coordination, and educational programming. For March 2018, we need interns to assist with research of objects, manuscripts, and memorabilia for upcoming exhibitions.

Library and Archives INTERNS
Please send applications to vargaslibraryarchives@gmail.com with subject line “INTERNS-Library 2018”. Application is all year round.

Interns will index the serials collection, digitize the archive and memorabilia collection, and contribute to the inventory of the library collection. Applicants are preferably Library Science majors.

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