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“BENCAB: Another Scale” at Vargas Museum in January 2016

 

The UP Vargas Museum opens BENCAB: Another Scale on January 9 at 4 in the afternoon at the 1F Galleries of the museum. The exhibition is part of the year-long celebration under the banner BenCab 50 Creative Years. The exhibition runs until January 29, 2016.

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The exhibition presents BenCab’s recreation of his installation done in Bandung, Indonesia in 1998 as a result of his collaboration with other Southeast-Asian artists for a workshop on Urbanisation. The installation is a reflection on urbanization and a critique of present-day environmental dilemmas. A reprise of his performance around this installation, also first executed in Bandung, poignantly marks the opening. In conversation with this installation are large-scale drawings and intermedia works that confront the contentious and complex concerns around migration, Filipino culture, and urban life. It is but fitting that BenCab comes home to his alma mater, the University of the Philippines, to reveal signs of experiment and urgency in his widely admired oeuvre and offer another scale to his stature as National Artist.

Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera (b. 1942) was conferred in 2009 an honorary doctorate by the University of the Philippines, where he enrolled in Fine Arts in 1959. He later worked in illustration and photography and set up an art gallery. Early on in his career, he represented the country in prestigious biennales in Tokyo and Paris. He lived and worked in London for thirteen years. He returned to the Philippines in time for the People Power uprising in 1986 and chose to settle in Baguio City. He co-founded the Baguio Arts Guild in 1987 with fellow artists Santiago Bose, Kidlat Tahimik, and Roberto Villanueva, among others. In 2006, he was conferred the National Artist for the Visual Arts. He has extensively exhibited both in local and international art spaces and cultural institutions. He established the BenCab Museum in 2009 to house his collection of Philippine contemporary art and materials from the indigenous culture of the Cordillera.

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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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On 22 February 1987, the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center was formally inaugurated. Today, the Vargas celebrates 31 years of museum work. @artkitekturafestival Artkitektura presents Exhibit Encounters at the UP Vargas Museum

28 February (Wed) 
2:30pm - Guided tour of the Living Architecture Exhibition 
3:00pm - FROM NATURE TO ARCHITECTURE: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia with Ar. Choie Funk

Free and open to the public, limited slots. Pre-register via vargasmuseum@gmail.com. 
The story of Gaudi's life speaks of the mystery of all exceptional talent with which every human being could be endowed. Coupling this notion with that particular era during which he was born, Gaudi's whole work was an expression of a period. The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, as with his other works, spans realities of the 19th century straight through the 21st, as we expect its completion in 2026. The 2018 Summer Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena resume on 10 April. Registration is ongoing. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults.

Schedule: Every Tuesday 
9-11:30am (Beginner)
2:30-5pm (Advanced)

Each level is a total of eight sessions.

For details, please contact Mr. Sena at 376-2196 or 0918-951-9989 or the Vargas (Glenn/Linda) at 928-1927 during office hours. #drawing #painting #stilllife #portraiture #landscape #figures #Repost @heyhaselyn:
Vargas Museum
2018
Arbeidsgruppen hus, Norway

#art #artph #architecture #miniature #scalemodel #photography #photooftheday #museum Beyond Myself: Walk-Through and Conversations
21 February 2018, Wednesday at 10am | 3F Galleries, Vargas Museum
Pre-registration encouraged, limited seats: vargasmuseum@gmail.com
Free and open to the public

Vargas Museum invites everyone to the activities for the Beyond Myself exhibition currently on view at the 3F Galleries. Organized by the Vargas, Scalabrini Migration Center Philippines, and UP Department of Political Science, the activities happen at 10am on Wednesday, 21 February 2018.

Nathalie Dagmang initiates the discussion of Beyond Myself and her art practice by walking the participants through the exhibition. Dagmang created several works in 2017 for the first Beyond Myself exhibition held at Goldsmiths, University of London.  As an active agent for the workshops held in London through the Curating Development project, she was able to share materials, reinterpret archives, and create art through interactions with the migrant workers and organizations.

The second part is a conversation with Dr. Anju Mary Paul, author of Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labour Market. “Multinational" mobility is not restricted to the global elite. Drawing upon surveys with more than 1,000 Filipino and Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Singapore and Hong Kong, and in-depth interviews with well over 200 of these workers in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Canada, and the United States, Dr. Paul documents how some migrant domestic workers are agentically adopting stepwise international labor migration as part of long-term mobility projects for themselves and their families. She lays out the building blocks that have led to the emergence of this global phenomenon, highlighting similar patterns of stepwise migration among other migrant groups, including migrant nurses, IT professionals, foreign academics, and international students. Napoleon Abueva, 26 January 1930 - 16 February 2018

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