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September 2016 Program at Vargas Museum

For its September program, the Vargas Museum, with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute, opens the exhibit A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent which will run from September 22 to November 19, 2016 at the 1F Galleries. The exhibit is curated by Romanian curator Anca Verona Mihulet, and presents a selection of works by Romanian … Continue reading

REPUBLIC: 2016 Vargas Museum Art History Series exhibition

Republic 2016 Vargas Museum Art History Series Exhibition 3F Galleries 22 September – 26 October 2016 The Vargas Museum presents the third iteration of its Art History Series, a relay of exhibitions curated based on art historical methods. The series aims to bridge the gap between curatorship and art history, especially in line with the museum’s … Continue reading

A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent

A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent Art in Romania, 1980s-1990s | 1F Galleries | 22 September – 19 November 2016 | Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute Artists: Alexandru Antik, Sándor Bartha, Geta Brătescu, Teodor Graur, Ion Grigorescu, Peter Jacobi, Dan Mihaltianu, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Mircea Stănescu, Sorin Vreme  Curator: Anca Verona Mihuleţ The exhibition Matter of … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

Reflections on the Basi Revolt and Contemporary Art: A Roundtable Discussion

April 5, 2016, 1pm | 1F West Wing | Free admission to the discussion and to the featured exhibitions Reflections on the Basi Revolt and Contemporary Art: A Roundtable Discussion In line with the exhibitions Mito ng Aklasang Basi by Roberto Feleo and Agos by Antipas Delotavo, Vargas Museum invites the public to a discussion … Continue reading

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Opening reception of Visualizing Sound at the 3F Galleries - 9 February, 6pm Exhibition runs until 16 March 2019. Visualizing Sound is an exhibition that presents the collaboration between artist Gerardo Tan, musicologist Felicidad A. Prudente, and master weaver Sammy Buhle. The exhibition reflects on the translation of forms through the work "Rendering", a video and audio documentation notated in modern sound symbols, which are then translated into visual images, and in turn interpreted in textile by the ikat method. Complementing this is another work by Tan titled Speaking in Tongue (inspired by an indigenous chant from Kalinga called sogna) that tries to articulate the production of vocal sounds resonating from a singer’s mouth. Thus, the exhibition Visualizing Sound becomes an intersection of modes rooted in tradition and enriched in multidisciplinary contexts. The Vargas Museum Education Guide for the show can be downloaded via link over at our Facebook page.
Vargas Museum Education Guides for our February 2019 exhibitions are now available online. The study guides are designed for discussions and activities for classes in Humanities, Art Studies, Anthropology, Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, History, Political and other Social Sciences. It is encouraged that course tutors/teachers have a pre-visit to the exhibition before the class’s actual visit. The education guides may be reproduced. For pre-visits and tours, please inquire via vargasmuseum@gmail.com. Go to our Facebook profile page for the links!
Now at the 3F Galleries: Opening reception of Visualizing Sound by Gerardo Tan, Dr. Fe Prudente, and Sammy Buhle. Open to the public!
"Letter from a Mermaid to His Father" by Russ Ligtas is currently installed at the 3F Landing for "Transpersonal, instructions" exhibition which is on extended view until 9 March 2019. Russ Ligtas studied Painting at the University of the Philippines Cebu. Currently based in Manila, his performed personalities "operate via autobiographical intermedia forms combining action, artifact, and chance" as presented in the following sites and engagements: Visayas Biennale, Fringe MNL Festival, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Spielart Festival in Munich, and more. He was a mentor at ARTery Artist Mentorship Program in 2015 and was also a fellow at the Iligan National Writers Workshop and the Cornelio Faigao Memorial Writers Workshop. He played the lead role in the film "Miss Bulalacao" in 2015. In 2016, he received the Alvin Erasga Tolentino Choreography Award and the CCP’s Koryolab grant. He spent a few months in New York in 2018 as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow.
Visualizing Sound by Gerardo Tan, Dr. Fe Prudente, & Sammy Buhle opens tonight at 6pm! Everyone is invited. #textile #fabric #music #translation #indigenous #contemporary
Visualizing Sound by Gerardo Tan, Dr. Fe Prudente, and Sammy Buhle opens TOMORROW, 9 February, Saturday at 6pm. Everyone is invited to the reception. For more information, please contact 928-1927 during office hours.

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