A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent | Romanian Cultural Institute

The exhibition Matter of Contemplation and Discontent presents a selection of influential artists from Romania, consisting of unique pieces of art created between the 1980s and the 1990s in various media – from drawing to photography and video. Other works have been produced for the current exhibition, based on archival documents and photographs. Its aim […]

Two Halves of a Whole | Juvenal Sanso

In 1988, the Lopez Museum and Library, under the directorship of Roberto M. Lopez, publishes the book Sansó: Art Quest between Two Worlds and spearheads a multi-museum exhibit for the artist.  Sansó recalls in a personal note, how the young director was not only magnanimous but humbly assisted him throughout the exhibitions, to the point […]

Dancing the Shrimp: The Tactical Improvisation of Post Colonial Space Mix | Jon Cuyson

Vargas Museum is pleased to present Dancing The Shrimp (The Tactical Improvisation of Post Colonial Space Mix) opening on August 11, 2016 at 4 pm at 1F Galleries. The exhibition features Jon Cuyson’s new works of fragmented installations that combine painting, sculpture, sound, photography, performance and scenography. Jon Cuyson transforms the entire ground floor of the Vargas […]

School of Sansó | Juvenal Sansó

School of Sansó is the artist’s return to his roots, back to the University of the Philippines where his passion, values and skills to make art were honed through formal instruction and the diligent guidance of Filipino impressionist, post-impressionist, and modernist mentors. The 2F Main Gallery of the Vargas is home to some of the […]

Perya | CANVAS

UP Vargas Museum, in cooperation with CANVAS (Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development), presents Perya on June 8, Wednesday, 4pm at the 3F Galleries. Perya showcases the 8th year of CANVAS’ annual “Looking for Juan Banner Show”. This year, the theme directs its focus on the carnival. Aside from being a place of […]

The Banquet: Subject Matter I of III | Jaime Pacena II

UP Vargas Museum opens J Pacena II’s solo exhibit titled The Banquet: Subject Matter I of III on June 8, Wednesday, 4pm at the 1F Galleries of the Museum. “Subject Matter” is an on-going research and artistic project that focuses on three themes: An Observation on the Current Art System and the Philippine Art Market, […]

Terrain | Dexter Sy

In Terrain, Sy pursues his practice of focusing on kin and social ties by looking into the archive and the act of sifting through it. He gathers various materials from the collection presenting Jorge B. Vargas in a different light: not as a statesman, but as a private man engrossed in moments shared with his […]

Colorum | Cerda, Culibrina, et al

Colorum reflects the participating artists’ differing approaches in art practice while being united in bringing about works that speak of the various forces and issues that shape current social life. Taking cue from the present usage of the term (public vehicles’ traverse of unregistered routes), Colorum aspires to keep track of and develop new routes […]

Right of Way | LJ Abola

Right of Way explores the way the public interacts with and utilizes the urban space, where every nook and cranny becomes a site of transit and passage for the everyday. Here, one sees how the communal occupation of space rests upon the permission of the private sphere (the legitimate owners) and how the crowd finds […]

Reverb | Mark Justiniani

Reverb explores the different ways of looking, seeing and viewing through Justiniani’s monumental installations that have illusory notions of the abyss. The exhibit explores different realities by giving its viewers multi-layered artworks whose ever-changing forms challenge visual and spatial grounding. Thus the exhibit invites us to question what is in front of us, and how […]

Agos | Antipas Delotavo

Agos explores the bloody battle of the Basi Revolt, focusing on the fierce skirmish between the Ilocano and the Spanish forces at the Bantaoay River. The exhibition, consisting of paintings, installation and a mural, becomes a critical reflection on the event as well as Delotavo’s interpretation of how different generations have lived through history. Source: Vargas Museum Website