10 Art Exhibits to See This March
A bit of art and culture to perk up your month!
(SPOT.ph) From the outrageous to the revered, this month’s local art scene will have you riveted. We’ve trimmed it down to 10 exhibits that are sure to cater to all tastes.
"Self-Portrait" (2000), oil on canvas by Ang Kiukok
Ang Kiukok: The Golden Years (1954-2004)
The retrospective exhibit features 50 art pieces from the artist's 50-year career. A National Artist for the Visual Arts, Ang Kiukok’s famous works are on display in this exhibit as well as certain pieces that the public has never viewed before.
The exhibit will run until June 26 at the Ayala Museum.
The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner Dela Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. Visit Ayala Museum’s Facebook page for more details.
Pinggot Zulueta: Incepto
Visual artist Pinggot Zulueta takes us into his private reflections in this latest collection. The series of portraits on paper and canvas reveal memories, sentiments, and a variety of other human emotions from which the artist gains inspiration.
The exhibit runs from March 10 to 24 at the Art Cube Gallery.
Art Cube Gallery is at 3/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Malls, Makati City. For more details, visit Art Cube Philippines’ Facebook page.
"Gouache and Graphite Pencil on paper" (2015) by Jem Magbanua
The focus falls on landscape in this two-person exhibit by Jem Magbanua and Alfred Marasigan. The former displays new vistas through architectural renderings, while the latter made installations out of paintings, videos, and sculptures. In the process, the mundane becomes meaningful, and the nondescript is given a sense of individuality.
The exhibit runs from March 3 to April 2 at Artery.
Artery is at 102 P. Tuazon Blvd., 4001 Cubao, Quezon City. For more information, visit Artery’s Facebook page.
"Grilling Each Other at the Meet & Greet Artist Barbecue" by Juan Carlos Quintana for Electric Bulalo
Electric Bulalo: Painting in Exile
Maria Cruz, Lizza May David, Manuel Ocampo, Juan Carlos Quintana, Carlo Ricafort, and Timo Roter—these are the artists who try to find a sense of home in this kitschy, controversial, and sinfully good exhibit.
The exhibit runs until March 29 at Vinyl on Vinyl.
Vinyl on Vinyl is at 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Check Vinyl on Vinyl’s website for more information.
"Migration 1 series-mono print on paper" (serigraph and collagraph print)
Vagari by Josephine Turalba
“Vagari” means “to wander,” and true to the Latin word, Josephine Turalba’s solo exhibit is made up of an assortment of multimedia pieces that show journeys in different forms. From photographs to video installations, Turalba’s works reveal the pensive and drifting qualities of going from one place to another.
The exhibit runs from March 5 to 31 at Galleria Duemila.
Galleria Duemila is at 210 Loring Street, Pasay City. For more details, check Galleria Duemila’s Facebook page.
Get a taste of contemporary Australian art in Octoroon, an exhibit that features the works of Peta Clancy, Helen Pynor, Bindi Cole Chocka, and Steven Rhall. Their works include video and photographic installations about identity and representation from the indigenous perspective.
The exhibit runs until March 26 at the Ateneo Art Gallery.
The Ateneo Art Gallery is at Level 2, Old Rizal Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For more details, visit Ateneo Art Gallery's website.
Photo from Romeo Lee's Facebook page
Romeo Lee @ Finalee
Punk musician and visual artist Romeo Lee continues to shock and mesmerize with his unconventional take on art. His vivid, swirling strokes depict bold statements that unveil his atypical perspective of both the fantastic and the routine.
The exhibit runs from March 3 to April 1 at the Upstairs Gallery, Finale Art File.
Finale Art File is at Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound (Gate 1), 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Visit Finale Art File’s website for more information.
Cian Dayrit’s fifth solo exhibit draws inspiration from Rey Ileto’s Pasyon and Revolution. Along with the assortment of devotional accoutrements included in this collection, the artist shares his perspective on the religiopolitical theme.
The exhibit runs until March 12 at Artinformal.
Artinformal is at 277 Connecticut Street, Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City. Visit Artinformal's Facebook page for more details.
Art BGC Festival 2016
The mural festival is back, promising to be bigger, brighter, and more eclectic than ever. Local and international artists are being tapped to join the festivities. For 10 days, they’ll be turning the walls of BGC into colorful scenes that would make the area one big art exhibit.
The Art BGC Festival 2016 runs from March 10 to 20 at the Bonifacio Global City.
For more information, visit Art BGC website.
Update: Art BGC Festival 2016 has been postponed until further notice.
"On A Clear Day (After Roni Horn)," oil on canvas
Mysterious and ever changing, water has always been a source of fascination. Elaine Navas comes up with enigmatic pieces that feature water, and water alone. Stark and beautiful, the viewer would find himself peering into an endless abyss.
The exhibit runs until March 12 at Silverlens.
Silverlens is at 2F YMC Building 2, 2320 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, visit Silverlens’ website.