Naked Truth | Willy Layug

Willy Tadeo Layug, a renowned imaginero from Betis, Guagua, Pampanga, will have an exhibition of his latest sculptures in wood and marble and paintings on December 11, 2017 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery. Entitled “Naked Truth”, the exhibition is only his second solo foray. The reception will be held from […]

Eduardo Castrillo: A Prism of Art & Friendships

Ayala Museum is proud to present an exhibition on the late Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo (1942 – 2016) at the Ground Floor Gallery from 27 April to 4 June 2017 with guest curator Jeannie E. Javelosa. The show brings focus on the prolific and eventful life of one of the leading artists in the field […]

Articulator of Culture: A Review of Abdulmari Asia Imao | National Artist

Among the descriptions used to describe Sulu-native Abdulmari Asia Imao during the conferment of his National Artist for Visual Arts award, it is ‘articulator of Philippine Muslim art and culture’ which resonates the embodiment of his lifeworks. He is a sculptor, painter, photographer, ceramist, documentary filmmaker, cultural researcher and writer, whose focus is to bring Philippine Muslim heritage […]

Life as Perpetual Tentativeness: A Short Analysis of Madadayo (2013) by Ringo Bunoan

Filipina artist Ringo Bunoan’s Madadayo (2013), which was previously exhibited at the Manila Contemporary last 2013, is an installation composed of a series of grayscale photographs, and a reconstructed boat. At its core, it is an artwork that is influenced by Japanese notions of beauty, reflecting the philosophies of wabi (侘, understated beauty) and mono […]

Ang Mundo ni Inay | Araceli Limcaco Dans

Acclaimed visual artist Araceli Limcaco Dans embarks on a new exhibit entitled “Ang Mundo ni Inay”. Dans is best known for her delicate calado paintings in watercolour and acrylic, which Leonor Orosa Goquinco (National Artist of the Philippines for Creative Dance) described as “perfection itself, the epitome of elegance.” In her latest exhibit, she places a […]

All is Child Play: A Review of Casafuego | Toym Imao

Perhaps to playfully criticize the role of imaginative propaganda to repaint stories from our history through mainstream media, the artist, Abdulmari “Toym” Imao, has brought together his larger than life sculptures, depicting both characters from the country’s history, and fictional “pop culture iconographies”, in his solo exhibition, entitled Casafuego. The artist mixed in elements of fantasy, imagination and child […]

Ang Kiukok: The Golden Years

Ayala Museum presents fifty (50) works by National Artist Ang Kiukok, including paintings, ceramic vases and plates in the exhibition Ang Kiukok: The Golden Years (1954-2004). The exhibition opens in time and is held in celebration of the artist’s 85th birth anniversary. The artworks were personally selected by the National Artist’s son, Andrew Ang, who […]

Appropriated Souls | Benedicto Cabrera

To celebrate National Artist Benedicto Cabrera’s 50 creative years, the National Museum invites you to his retrospective exhibition, “BenCab: Appropriated Souls”, featuring his Larawan and Sabel artworks. It is in Gallery XXI, 3rd floor of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Old Legislative Building). For more information, please read the About section of this FB […]

Casafuego | Toym Imao

In Casafuego, Toym Imao appropriates pop culture personalities and historical heroes and blurs the lines between fact and fiction. This installation attempts to be a visual metaphor of the dynamics of historical storytelling amidst the backdrop of nostalgia and pop culture iconographies. It uses larger than life figures representing iconic characters from the artist’s childhood. […]