Ties of History | Art in Southeast Asia – Yuchengco Museum Leg

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50thanniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asiais curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. […]

Ties of History | Art in Southeast Asia – Metropolitan Museum of Manila Leg

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50thanniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asiais curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. […]

Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City

Ang salitang “muhon” sa Filipino, naisasalin rin bilang “bantayog” o “pananda,” ay nag-aanyaya ng pagninilay sa panimulang kilos ng pagmarka sa isang takdang puwesto kapwa sa espasyo at panahon. Ang pagtayo ng muhon ay isang patunay ng pag-iral at pagtaya ng lugar sa kalawakan. Binibigyang diin ng eksibisyon ang pananaw na ang interpretasyon sa mga […]

Framing the Spectacle of Space | Juan Arellano

Ang kabuuan ng mga likha ni Juan Arellano bilang arkitekto at pintor ay puno ng katangiang teatrikal, kung saan ang mga espasyo ay nakabalangkas upang isakatawan ang espektakulo at drama. Sinusuri ng eksibisyon ang buhay at likha ni Arellano sa pamamagitan ng lente ng teatro sa loob ng istruktura ng kolonyal na pagtatanghal, aliw ng […]

Manila: Hidden in Plain Sight | Abrera, Ermitano, et al

Embodied by a rich colonial heritage and saturated community of hybridized culture, Manila is a city of enduring but evolving identity. MANILA: Hidden in Plain Sightrepresents the character of the metropolitan that is continuously reshaped by its urban landscape and city dwellers. This exhibition weaves the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ painting collection with the practices of […]

Distinct Refinements: Painting from the Provinces

One of the pride of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Art Collection is its comprehensive collection of paintings from the provinces. These artworks intimate the peculiarities in various part of the country, and the tendencies that prevail in the places where the artists hail and practice. While bereft of academic training, these works possess […]

Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations | Ronald Ventura

Out of the shadows, into the forest, the art of Ronald Ventura turns to the half-light to shape its gesture, to explore and encounter whatever it is that matters. The silhouette is sharply cast, even as the figure is equally strongly formed. There is play between what is merely recognized and what lies faintly beyond […]

Configuring Philippine Print

This exhibition features modern printmaking from the collection of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, marking print in particular themes of the locality that include abstraction and representational trends of the period, and responses to history, popular culture, femininity, religion, and mythology. As we highlight printmaking in the Philippine art scene, this exhibition examines the techniques, […]

Humo | Florencia Guillen International Residency Program

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila through its International Artist Residency program, welcomes its third artist in residence, Mexican artist Florencia Guillen. Guillen is the prize winner of the 2015 Latin American Roaming Arts (LARA) project. Inspired by her travels around the world, her artworks are narratives of individual reflections and social commentaries. She maps her […]

BenCab Glory at the Start of 2016

The Manila art scene for 2016 starts off well with a feast of exhibitions dedicated to Benedicto Cabrera (more familiarly known as BenCab), one of the country’s National Artists, perhaps to conclude the celebration of the artist’s 50 creative years. Aside from the musical performed by reknowned actress Iza Calzado last July and the year-long sale of limited-edition […]

BenCab: The Filipino Artist

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila takes its turn in celebrating the fifty creative years of National Artist BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera) with a retrospective exhibition open to the public from October 5 and will run until February 27 next year. BenCab: The Filipino Artist presents a rare opportunity to survey the prolific career of the artist […]