Past Exhibitions

 

West Wing

The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders | Pio Abad

28 August to 30 September 2014 | Exhibition opening: Thursday, 28 August at 6 P.M., GF Lobby and West Wing Galleries

Pio Abad choreographs these things and the tales animating them to initiate a critical conversation on the discourses of singularity, surplus, and semblance. He looks at them as traces of something sordid, a body of evidence that exhibits morbid symptoms of a possible psychopathology of power.

 

FB COVER TRIO AUG 2014LOOB by RENATO HABULAN and ALFREDO ESQUILLO JR. is at the West Wing and Lobby galleries on July 22 – August 22, 2014. Artists talked about their works on the opening day at 4:30pm. Exhibition is in cooperation with Tin-aw Art Management, Inc.

Facebook event page here: http://on.fb.me/1mV81mF and Loob Study Guide can be found here: https://db.tt/P9OC86wn

UKKIL AT SUTLA is at the North and South Wing galleries (third floor) of the museum. This exhibit is in consonance with the 2014 celebration of Eid’l Fitr. The exhibition is presented with Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc. through the 2014 Eid’l Fitr Festival Committee and Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, and supported by Department of Tourism and UP Alumni Association.

BREAKING FAST is the dialogic exhibition to UKKIL at SUTLA.  Breaking Fast is at the Vargas Library until August 30, 2014. It features rariora, news clippings and other actuality objects from Japanese Occupation and Commonwealth periods.

Click this to view opening photos of UKKIL at SUTLA and BREAKING FAST: http://on.fb.me/1ovxgYx

Tandem facebook cover photo June 2014v2

June and July are for these two exhibitions. Click on the links for more information:

FILIPINO MYTHS & LEGENDS: 2014 Looking for Juan exhibition | CANVAS

THE CRUX OF THINGS | Ernest Concepcion

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If you are interested in proposing to exhibit at the Vargas Museum, please download the exhibition proposal form. Deadline for submission of application is on October 31 of each year.

Take note of the following requirements:

  1. Letter of intent, addressed to the Curator
  2. Brief description of the project, including a concept and how the space will be used,
  3. Curatorial brief
  4. 10 photographs or slides in plastic sheets, labeled with artist’s name, title and date of work, medium, size and an arrow indicating top or conceptual drawings with brief descriptions
  5. Photograph or slide description sheet
  6. Curriculum Vitae of artist or exhibition proponent and of curator
  7. Logistical requirements
  8. Source of funding
  9. Proposal for collateral activities

For more information please call at 928 1927 or 981 8500 local 4024 or send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. We can provide upon request a copy of the application form or you can download it here. Please send the set of requirements listed above to Exhibit Proposal, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.


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Devour | Fish Talks is a roundtable discussion among humans on anything about fish, from experiential, anthropological, ecological, scientific, or philosophical perspectives. The activity is open to public participation at the 3F North Wing Gallery of Vargas Museum. Participants are enjoined to bring and sit on their own chairs during the discussion. The chairs can be received by the museum prior to the day and may be kept with the participants' consent as part of the "Fish Talks" artwork until 1 December.

For this event, we invited Dr. Rhodora Azanza, and Dr. Arnel “AA” Yaptinchay.

Dr. Rhodora Azanza (fondly known as The Red Tide Lady) is a Professor Emeritus at the Marine Science Institute, and first woman Dean of the College of Science, University of the Philippines. She is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and she was among the eleven awardees honored by the UP Alumni Association with Lifetime Distinguished Achievements in 2013. She received the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research/ Julian A. Banzon Medal for her projects that aimed to develop technology for the detection and mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) or red tides in 2014. She was presented with the 2015 Pantas Award by the DOST’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), and served as the former Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Linkages), and the director of the Office International Linkages of the university. 
Dr. AA Yaptinchay has been involved in marine biodiversity conservation in the Philippines for over twenty years. He is the director and founder of the conservation NGO, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines after having worked with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau as a biologist and WWF-Philippines as their Species Conservation Program Director. He has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of the Philippines and earned his Master’s Degree in Aquatic Tropical Ecology from Bremen University, Germany. Devour | Katti Sta. Ana at the 3F Galleries runs until 1 December 2017. For tours, please send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. We will have two activities at the exhibition next week. Check our Facebook for more details. ADVISORY: The museum will be closed on Monday as usual, and on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the ASEAN 2017 non-working holidays. We resume operations on Thursday, 16 November. We thank Dr. Judy Taguiwalo and Renz Lee for Green Go Home: The Necessity of Protest yesterday. Lisa Ito will be moderating another conversation, Green Go Home: From Aklasan to Bungkalan with Angie Ipong and Iggy Rodriguez next Friday, 17 November. Grrrl Gang Manila joins the Green Go Home project through a Grrrl Meet #5! on 18 November. Please check the event pages for updates and resources. DEVOUR by Katti Sta Ana is on view at the 3F Galleries until 1 December 2017. We thank everyone who attended the evening reception. The exhibition at the Vargas coincides with Paglulual International Ceramic Art Project 2017 at the U.P. College of Fine Arts.

The evening reception was graced by a performance by Boyet De Mesa and Rabu Barroco based on the Sta. Ana's Dog-Eat-Dog pieces. 
Other activities for the show:

21 Nov, TUESDAY, 9am-5pm

Collaborative wall drawing session at the Dog-Eat-Dog area of North Wing Gallery with Manuel Heraña, Boyet Montejo, Ritchie Rodulfo, and Kevin Roque (selected UP College of Fine Arts freshmen)

24 Nov, FRIDAY, 2-4pm

FISH TALKS: a roundtable discussion of humans on anything about fish from experiential, anthropological, ecological, scientific, or philosophical perspectives. This is open to the public. Participants are enjoined to bring and sit on their own chairs during the discussion. The chairs can be received by the museum prior to the day and may be kept with the participants' consend as part of the Fish Talks artwork until 1 December, as symbols of persons' stakes on the issue. 
DEVOUR PROJECT TEAM:

Artist Apprentices: Pam Quinto, Jezzel Lorraine Wee, Raffy Ugaddan, and Raymond Escoto Carlos

Artist Volunteers:

Rosa Mirasol Melencio, Lui Gonzales, Aileen Viñas, Zee Aquilizan, Precious Pareño, and Raha Rodriguez 
Special thanks from the artist are given to Jose Tence Ruiz, Reynel dela Rosa, Marco Rosario, Rita Badilla-Gudino, Leo Abaya, Yasmin Almonte Lantz, Rey Concepcion, Penny Bencito, Froilan Sta. Ana, and Roberto Acosta. Do We Dream Under The Same Sky?

From #TomasVu and #RirkritTiravanija's Green Go Home project at the 1F Galleries. Later at 3pm, visual artist Renz Lee and former DSWD Secretary Dr. Judy Taguiwalo initiate a conversation titled "The Necessity of Protest." Lisa Ito will moderate the activity.

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