For Your Art Fix: Anting-Anting at Yuchengco Museum and Armi Millare at the CCP
Pinoy Power Packs like the agimat and more, plus artistic and musical collaborations worth checking out this week
(SPOT.ph) We know, it’s just Monday a.k.a the longest day of the week but hey, it’s never too early to make exciting plans for the weekend. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a flexible work schedule or who get to have days off on weekdays, why not pop over these exhibits in in between errands or during lunch break?
On view until September 20 is the interesting In Transit exhibit at the CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery). The group exhibit led by Jazel Kristin, whose idea for the exhibit stemmed from her video called “In-Trance-It,” explores the creative process involved in artistic practice and bridges the gap between artistic stimulus and final output.
Expect a roomful of eclectic works by 19 artist-musician tandems that were paired off for a reason. For instance, Japanese artist Kanna Magosaki was chosen to partner with Up Dharma Down’s Armi Millare since the latter plays the Japanese instrument koto. With Jazel’s video as point of reference, the tandems were asked to collaborate and create a new piece in their respective media for the exhibit.
Meanwhile, over at the Yuchengo Museum’s Bridgeway Gallery is an exhibit that probes native mysticism—something, we assume, some millenials haven’t heard of. Pinoy Power Packs: Anting-Anting, Agimat, and the Stories They Tell opened on August 15 and runs until November 7. Get to know the animist symbols and icons found in agimat and how these incorporate Christian imagery. The folk spirituality as seen in nativist movements is also explored.