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Blessing Manila | Yang Ding Xian

Yang Ding Xian (b. 1966, Taiwan) pursued his art education at the Chinese Culture University (1992), National Taiwan Normal University Graduate Institute of Design (2000), and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (doctorate, 2013). His works reinterpret traditional art and symbolism using media such as oil painting and installation. The artist is […]

Future’s Past | Sven Marquardt

Sven Marquardt returns to the Philippines for his first solo exhibition of photography in the country. “FUTURE’S PAST” is a collection of black and white portraits that present an examination of humanity with intense themes running through the timeless images—30 years in the making. The exhibition is laid out as a narrative, telling an intimate story about […]

Chicken Hands | Ryan Arbilo

Chicken Hands highlights the black-and-white images of Paris-based photographer Ryan Arbilo. Since 2009, Arbilo has been photographing Filipino housemaids who have been working in France for many years. These women use their hands as their only tool. Hands which, damaged by housework, look like chicken feet. The housemaids’ faces are also marked by the hardships […]

Navigating through Troubled Water: A Review of Through Troubled Water, for High Times and Love (2016) by Abigail Dionisio

In the recently concluded 2015 – 2016 Philippine Art Awards (PAA), the premiere biennial visual arts competition aspired for by both established and emerging individuals, twenty artists among a total of around 500 participants from different regions of the country stood out with the judges. One of these artists is Bulakenyo Abigail Dionisio, with her piece that won […]

Eduardo Castrillo @ 50: Moving the Legacy Forward

Eduardo Castrillo (1942–2016), the awarded nationalist sculptor, jewelry designer, monument maker, and pioneering radical in the visual arts who passed away in May this year, would have marked his golden anniversary as an artist. Eduardo Castrillo @ 50: Moving the Legacy Forward is the first in a series of multi-venue exhibitions and events planned until […]

Mexican Modernity: 20th Century Paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection

Yuchengco Museum is the host of the Manila leg of Mexican Modernity, a touring exhibition of Mexican modern and contemporary art. 40 paintings, drawings, fine art prints, and mixed media works from Mexico’s most prominent artists are featured in the exhibition. Mexican Modernity highlights artworks from Mexico’s early masters, muralists, women artists, and artists of the La […]

Light in the Darkness | Danilo Arriola

“Light in the Darkness” shows drawings and paintings by Danilo Arriola from the collection of the artist and his first collector and patron, Architect Dan Lichauco. Source: Yuchengco Museum Facebook Like Page

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 in Two Movements

National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera has always been interested in movement and form. His paintings are infused with vigorous rhythmic brush strokes, flowing lines, and spirited body movements. Samsung Electronics Philippines supports Yuchengco Museum’s tribute exhibition to BenCab in celebration of his 50 creative years as an artist. Entitled BenCab in Two […]