UP Vargas Museum

Breeding Ground

UP Vargas Museum presents Breeding Ground on August 5, Wednesday at 4pm at the West Wing Gallery.


Breeding Ground focuses on the contested nature of land and how it is represented and appropriated. It presents the works of Fernando Amorsolo, Adjani Arumpac, Dominic Mangila and Jorge Vargas.

The exhibition revolves around five articulations of image and image making: two paintings, a film, a sculpture, and an essay. These moments of form and formativity render the properties of land, the material that is made dense through pigment, narrative, earth, word, light, shadow, stroke, turn of phrase. Land is object at the same time that it is staked out as earth by people who claim it, fight and die for it, live off it, become wretched and lords-in-dominion because of it. It is, therefore, ultimately subject because it is potential, a medium through which life is possessed.

Breeding Ground runs until September 5.

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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