“Transpersonal, instructions” opens at the UP Vargas Museum on 14 December 2018, Friday at 6pm. Transpersonal activities invite participants to experiment with the boundaries between accepted notions of authorship and audience expectation—to play with the performativity of their roles and rethink the various modes of attention they are setting up. The “instructions” weave together a transpersonal, primary initiative of cultural and transnational exchange, that repeatedly encounter a restless ecology of contemporary art. Transpersonal, instructions looks with particular, collaborative attention, at non-Western difference and under–represented geographies in art like the communities working in the Philippines today. Continue reading
L-R, clockwise- Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia featured artists— Amanda Heng (Singapore), Roberto Feleo (Philippines), Anusapati (Indonesia), Do Hoang Tuong (Vietnam), Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia), Yasmin Jaidin (Brunei), Min Thein Sung (Myanmar), Vuth Lyno (Cambodia), Jedsada Tangtrakulwong (Thailand), Savanhdary Vongpoothorn (Laos) Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Manila, University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, and Yuchengco … Continue reading
UP Vargas Museum and Sipat Lawin Ensemble present Karnabal Festival 2015 on May 6 to 17, 2015. Karnabal Festival 2015 is a pioneering contemporary and alternative creative laboratory for performance and social innovations in the Philippines. Showcasing the community of change-makers representing the alternative wave of art-making in the country, this curated festival explores new … Continue reading
Eisa Jocson will have another performance on March 6, Thursday, 7PM at the West Wing Gallery of UP Vargas Museum in conjunction with the exhibit “Philippine Macho Academy”. The last dance workshop will be held on March 7, Friday, 6PM. Exhibition runs until March 8, Saturday.
The Vargas Museum presents the exhibition of the work of Eisa Jocson. She is an artist in the field of performance. Her research on the practice of macho dancing, or dancing by male performers in a gay bar, had culminated in a performance piece titled “Macho Dancer.” It premiered in Brussels in 2013 and is … Continue reading