10 Art Exhibits to See This July

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(SPOT.ph) People are almost always in search for something—a sense of purpose, a loved one, a forgotten memory, and, even one's self. This month’s line-up explores Filipino identity through reflections on space, patriotism in antiquity, and a sense of wonder through wandering. Don’t feel lost and start with this list.

 

marc gaba

Where We Stand by Marc Gaba

 

Property of Space

This multimedia exhibit by Marc Gaba dramatizes the tension between public space and private property. It touches on concepts of ownership and democracy through photographs of no-parking signs found all over the Metro. It dwells into deeper issues through video installations that reference the Occupy movement and the unresolved dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

 

The exhibit runs until July 9 at Artery.

 

Artery is at 102 P. Tuazon Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City. For more information, visit Artery’s website.

 

filipinos

 

Filipinos in the Gilded Age

Filipinos in the Gilded Age presents paintings by the late 19th-Century illustrados including Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Damian Domingo, Rafael Martinez, Miguel Zaragoza, Felix Martinez, and Manuel Espiritu. Some of these artworks have never been seen in the Philippines. The exhibit hopes to inspire today's younger artists, the new breed of illustrados, as they create an identity for themselves.

 

The exhibit runs until July 20 at Leon Gallery.

 

Leon Gallery is at Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas corner Gamboa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. For more information, visit Leon Gallery's website.

 

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Myth

More than an installation of photographs, Myth is a survey of years' worth of memories captured on film by Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria. The exhibit features photos from the artists' personal archives, including a few taken on movie sets (both artists are from the filmmaking industry), as well as candid photographs of strangers.

 

The exhibit runs until August 21 at Pasilyo Victorio Edades at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

 

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is at CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, visit CCP’s website.

 

urban statis

 

Urban Stasis

Jose Luis Singson’s Urban Stasis emphasizes a connection between documentation and translation through installation art and drawings of historical landmarks and structures. He puts these side by side with images of derelict places in an attempt to give his own perception of places in the past and present.

 

The exhibit runs until July 29 at 1335MABINI.

 

1335MABINI is at 1335 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila. For more information, visit 1335MABINI's website.

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japanese design

 

Japanese Design Today 100

Japanese Design Today 100 celebrates the long-standing excellence of Japanese design and its influence on global design through examples of Japanese patterns used on everyday products. The 100 pieces in the exhibit features modern designs from the 1950s through the 1990s and were curated by a team led by Musashino Art University professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi. The exhibition has traveled to Mexico, El Salvador, the United States, and Mongolia.

 

The exhibit runs until August 19 at the Tall Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is at BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila. For more information, visit the MET's website

 

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Binary

Binary by Luis Antonio Santos plays with opposing concepts through artworks done in black-and-white, a binary in itself. By borrowing from the philosophical stance of Ferdinand de Saussure, it delves into relationships between painting and print, painting and photography, "high" art and "low" art, exterior and interior, finite and infinite, among others.

 

The exhibit runs until July 31 at MO_Space.

 

MO_Space is at 3/F MOs Design, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Glocal City. For more information, visit MO_Space’s website

 

transference

Descendant by Jet Pascua

 

Transference

In Transference, installation artist Jet Pascua asks the questions: "What shapes our present? How much should we forget, and how much should be remembered?" The exhibition reflects on stories of loss, abandonment, violence, and fear by presenting wooden busts with carvings and historical emblems. His works also pose a challenge to stop repeating traumatic patterns passed on by older generations to the present.

 

The exhibit runs until August 6 at Silverlens.

 

Silverlens is at 2/F YMC Building 2, 2320 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, visit Silverlens’ website.

 

perimeter offense

 

Perimeter Offense

Perimeter Offense by Joseph Tecson explores painting as a means to expose social boundaries, question traditional practices, and criticize predefined societal contexts. The self-taught artist was one of the so-called "Alabang Boys" trio who were nabbed for alleged drug possession during a buy-bust operation in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa in 2008. Tecson learned to paint on his own during his four years of incarceration and participated in a number of exhibitions after he was acquitted.

 

The exhibit runs until July 29 at 1335MABINI.

 

1335MABINI is at 1335 A. Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila. For more information, visit 1335MABINI's website.

 

generation millenial

Artwork by RC Camarines

 

Generation Millennial

Transwing Gallery President Klaus W. Hartung believes that formally trained artists are not necessarily better than self-taught ones. True to this, Generation Millennial presents works of young artists who deserve a space for art, regardless of their education, background, or chosen medium.

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The exhibit runs until July 31 at Transwing Art Gallery.

 

Transwing Art Gallery is at 102 West Avenue, Barangay Phil-Am, Quezon City. For more information, visit Transwing's Facebook page

 

who are you wearing

Ado by Yvonne Quisumbing

 

Who are you wearing?

Who are you wearing? is a solo exhibit by Yvonne Quisumbing, a Cebu-based multimedia artist who has represented the Philippines in international fashion competitions. She delves into the anonymity and identities behind individual designs and collective styles by putting together a collection of monochromatic portraits without faces.

 

The exhibit runs until August 6 at Silverlens.

 

Silverlens is at 2/F YMC Building 2, 2320 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, visit Silverlens’ website.

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