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THE BANQUET: Subject matter I of III | Jaime Pacena II

The Banquet
UP Vargas Museum opens J Pacena II’s solo exhibit titled The Banquet: Subject Matter I of III on June 8, Wednesday, 4pm at the 1F Galleries of the Museum.

“Subject Matter” is an on-going research and artistic project that focuses on three themes: An Observation on the Current Art System and the Philippine Art Market, The Catalogue of Artists from year 2000-2015, and the Study of Space, Materials and Technique. Together, these reflect Pacena’s fascination with the work and practice of artists of different persuasions and how they come together to sketch out the landscape Philippine Contemporary Art.

The Banquet: Subject Matter I of III is the first installment, an attempt to initiate a dialogue and critical discourse about the subject among the audience. The show runs until July 2 with support from Blanc Gallery.

Jaime Jesus Comendador Pacena II (b. 1980) received his Bachelor in Fine Arts in the University of Sto. Tomas with a major in Advertising Arts in 2001. He was a grantee of the Jenesys Programme for Creators of the Japan Foundation in 2010. On 2011, he was part of the Asahi Art Festival Travel Study Tour. He attended an Artist-in-Residence program in Rikuzentaka, Japan on November 2015 to February 2014. He was a core member of TUTOK, an active in-house curator for CANVAS gallery, and he is also the creative director of BMLab, a technical and artistic support group for creative projects.

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 at Twitter and Instagram @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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