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Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways

Through painting, photography, and illustration, the daily life of Filipinos inhabiting the northernmost island of the country is portrayed and annotated in this exhibition. According to Datar, the Ivatan culture is shaped by strong typhoons, rough seas, and meager resources. He explains that it exemplifies a particular relationship of a people with their environment. As depicted in Datar’s and Gonzales’s works, the exceptionally beautiful terrain of the province is accented by equally beautiful and highly industrious people. Datar further states that each household is oftentimes self-sufficient, enjoying a considerable degree of independence; and that the beauty of the province lies in its relative isolation and the uniqueness of its culture. Continue reading

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Vargas x Met Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila

UP Vargas Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Manila opened two new exhibitions last 21 April. Curated by Dr. Patrick Flores, Fascination with Filipiniana: The Vargas Museum Collection and In the Wake of War and the Modern: Manila, 1941 to 1961 feature the comprehensive collection of the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center of … Continue reading

VIC DELOTAVO: Posters for Philippine Cinema

The exhibition revisits the work of Delotavo as a way to appreciate the art of the film poster and to understand the contexts of this form: the film industry and its stars, the techniques and styles of graphic design, and the artistic considerations underlying what Delotavo, who was known for his witty catch lines that complemented the images on the poster, calls the “visual telegram.” Continue reading

Christmas Eve, Emilio G. Santiago, 1942

“Christmas Eve, Emilio G. Santiago, 1942” follows through the Art History Series that tries to curate works of the Vargas Museum according to art-historical methods. Earlier efforts zeroed in on the thematic, monographic, and diachronic approaches. Continue reading

BEYOND MYSELF: Filipino Migrants’ Investments in Philippine Futures

Beyond Myself explores Filipino migrants’ aspirations for and investments in their own and others’ futures in the Philippines. Specifically it draws on and curates art works and visual images produced mainly through a series of participatory workshops with Filipino migrants living and working in London and Hong Kong. The arts based workshops enabled participants, mainly Filipino care and domestic workers, to reflect on the different meanings of development and their contributions. Continue reading

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Place of Region in the Contemporary was a showcase of four projects at the Vargas in December 2017-January 2018. One of the four projects is still on view at the 3F Sensorium: Texts about artist-curator Raymundo Albano are displayed alongside his poetry and curatorial and graphic design. Visitors are encouraged to spend time to read at this area. Place of Region in the Contemporary was the initial project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). https://www.pcan.org.ph
Vargas Museum joins the whole museum community in celebrating International Museum Day 2018. Four contemporary art projects are currently on view at the museum. Free guided tours of the exhibitions are always available upon availability of museum staff. To book guided tours for large groups, kindly e-mail us at vargasmuseum@gmail.com two (2) days prior to visit. Entrance donation: P30.00 - general public, P20.00 - U.P. students, alumni, and staff. For more information about 2018 International Museum Day, please visit http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day #MuseumDay
Now: Opening reception of Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways at the 3F Galleries and Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema at the 3F Landing. #exhibitions #PhilippineArt #contemporary
PUBLIC RECEPTION of these shows will happen on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 4pm: 3F Galleries - Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways | Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar 3F Landing - Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema
PUBLIC RECEPTION of these shows will happen on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 4pm: 3F Galleries - Viay nu Ivatan: Ivatan Lifeways | Olan Gonzales and Francisco Datar 3F Landing - Reinterpreting Vic Delotavo's Posters For Philippine Cinema
Repost @beingjellybeans : #untitleddrawing by #FilipinoArtist Vic Delotavo. Probably a study for a #horrormovie poster. Currently on display as part of the “Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema” exhibit at @upvargasmuseum which runs until Jun 9. For more details, check out my blog post at beingjellybeans.wordpress.com (search: Vic Delotavo). #art #moviememorabilia #museum #artgallery #thelearneratlarge #philippinecinema #pinoymovies#movieposter #artislife #beingjellybeans #vargasmuseum #vargasvisits

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