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Green Go Home | Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija

Described as “social sculpture,” the project dwells on, magnifies, and renders the gesture of protest looming, urgent, and lively in current time and present political life. Conceived by collaborators Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, it has been organized in Colombia, the United States, and Spain. It consists of found images on newsprint which are pasted […]

By Sword and Fire | Renz Baluyot

UP Vargas Museum, with support from YOD Gallery, opens By Sword and Fire, a solo exhibition by Renz Baluyot on 28 July at 6 in the evening. This exhibit showcases works by the Renz Baluyot in conversation with memorabilia from the Vargas archives. By Sword and Fire is a line borrowed from National Artist Nick Joaquin’s play “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.” […]

Take a Line for a Walk | Cabrera, Borlongan, et al

UP Vargas Museum, in collaboration with CANVAS, opens Take a Line For a Walk, a group exhibition curated by Elmer Borlongan on 20 June at 6 in the evening. It showcases a collection of drawings from different contemporary artists. Take a Line for a Walk is derived from the modernist painter Paul Klee’s quote “Drawing is taking a […]

Karapatan | Artists Stand on Human Rights | CANVAS

UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with CANVAS – Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development, opens Karapatan on June 20, Tuesday, 6pm at the 3F Galleries. Karapatan is this year’s Looking for Juan Outdoor Banner Project presentation by CANVAS at Vargas Museum, featuring works from more than 60 artists reflecting on the theme of human rights. The diverse expression […]

Obra ni Val: Carlos Valino, Jr. Retrospective

UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with the family of Carlos Valino, Jr., and The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, opens Obra ni Val: Carlos Valino, Jr. Retrospective on May 12. Public reception is on May 24, Wednesday, 6pm at the 1F Galleries. Carlos P. Valino, Jr. (b. 1926 – d. 2008) is […]

Existence | Ged Merino, Aze Ong

UP Vargas Museum, with support from The Drawing Room (Contemporary Art), opens Ged Merino’s and Aze Ong’s exhibition titled “Existence” on May 12. Public reception (which includes a performance by Aze Ong) is on May 24, Wednesday, 6pm at the 1F Galleries. “Existence” presents the collaboration between Merino’s and Ong’s works that harness the spider’s […]

Almost There | Baldoza, Caycedo, Dayrit, et al

The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Vargas Museum are pleased to announce Almost There, an exhibition at the University of the Philippines’ Jorge B. Vargas Museumand Filipiniana Research Center, co-curated by Patrick D. Flores (Vargas Museum) and Kyongfa Che (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo). This group exhibition is presented as part of the Japan […]

Tie A String Around the World | Philippine Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale

The UP Vargas Museum opens Tie A String Around the World on 9 December at 6 in the evening. This homecoming re-stages the Philippines’ official exhibition at the Venice Art Biennale in 2015, fifty-one years after its first national participation in 1964. It will present the works of Manuel Conde, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Manny Montelibano, […]