10 Art Exhibits to See This December

Give yourself the gift of art this season!

 

(SPOT.ph) The holidays are right around the corner, and we’re all looking forward to some downtime and quality time with our friends and family. Why not take in some of the city’s art and culture offerings and give yourself the gift of imagination this season? In between holiday shopping and Christmas parties, swing by some exhibits running this December!

 

“A Forest” by Juan Arellano

 

Framing the Spectacle of Space

Framing the Spectacle of Space surveys the works of Juan Arellano as a designer, urban planner, and painter. The pieces show the passage of time in Manila—from the colonial era and post-war rehabilitation, to fast-paced contemporary times.

 

The exhibit runs until December 29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, BSP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila. For more information, visit MET’s website.

 

 

 

The Weight of Words

The Weight of the Words: An Alphabet of Human Rights explores art as a platform for social change. Participating artists and designers contemplate on the meaning and value of human rights using the alphabet. In this exhibit, viewers are called to reflect on the fundamental meaning of being human and your rights in modern society.

 

The exhibit runs until January 21, 2018 at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino and Pasilyo Victorio Edades Galleries of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, visit the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ website.

 

 

 

Camouflage

Artist Nicole Coson’s Camouflage features nine large-scale works created through monotype printmaking. The “camouflage” in Coson’s art is removed from its militarized context and functionality to “cancel out its insidious agency,” as her exhibit notes point out.

 

The exhibit runs until January 6, 2018 at Silverlens, 2263 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. For more information, visit Silverlens’ website.

 

 

 

Recent works by Kora Dandan Albano

Inspired by her own experiences as a child, Kora Dandan Albano showcases her watercolor illustrations on paper featuring children playing traditional Filipino games. Using muted colors on a minimalist background, her artworks invite nostalgia for a time when life was gentler.

 

The exhibit runs until December 31 at Prism Gallery, G/F Island Tower Condominium, 239 Salcedo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. For more information, visit Prism Gallery on Facebook.

 

 

 

edit: Objects Redesigned

edit features prototypes developed and produced by 15 participants of Design Center's New Design Graduates Training Program. Through the mentorship of Tony Gonzales and Josef Crisanto, the artists reimagine products designed by leading lifestyle manufacturers.

 

The exhibit runs until December 28, 2017 at Design Center Exhibit Hall, DCP Building, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, visit DTI-Design Center of the Philippines on Facebook.

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Horizon

Previously recognized for sculptures made of materials like silicon and latex, Lou Lim shifts to painting for Horizon. She employs a methodical approach by creating a single, expansive, and monumental 7x12-foot landscape painting of the sea as it meets the sky.

 

The exhibit runs until January 6, 2018 at Silverlens, 2263 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. For more information, visit Silverlens’ website.

 

 

 

Peksman

Artist and University of the Philippines fine arts professor Marco Ruben T. Malto’s paintings expose fabricated facts that Filipinos have accepted to be the truth. It’s a timely exhibit in today’s political climate as “peksman” (an expression that means “promise”) is used to lure people into believing in “post-truths.”

 

The exhibit runs until December 15 at Sining Kamalig Art Gallery, UG/F Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City. For more information, visit Sining Kamalig on Facebook.

 

 

 

Boxed Out

The new solo exhibition by artist Manny Montelibano shows seven new works put together as an installation which symbolizes an unstable archipelago. He makes use of video screens and punching bags, conveying emotions of geopolitical volatility, violence, and fear. This exhibit is a continuation of his 2015 work, “A Dashed State” that was presented at the 56th Venice Biennale.

 

The exhibit runs December 23 at 1335Mabini, C1B Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City. For more information, visit 1335Mabini’s website.

 

 

 

Beyond Naked

Artist Tanya Gaisano Lee goes beyond naked through her aptly titled erotic exhibit at SM Megamall. Beyond Naked explores the range of emotions—from delight to dilemma—brought about by forbidden desires and sexually fuelled fantasies.

 

The exhibit runs until December 10 at Crucible Art Gallery, 4/F SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For more information, follow Tanya Gaisano Lee on Instagram.

 

 

 

Autocolonies

Artist Rocky Cajigan showcases his Bontoc ancestral journey in Autocolonies, an exhibit of 22 assemblage pieces and sculptures that depict Cordillera and other colonial cultures. With a motif of decolonialization, his work pays homage to what has been erased, exoticized, romanticized, rendered taboo, marginalized, and forgotten about multi-cultural identities.

 

The exhibit runs from December 9 to December 30 at Blanc, 145 Katipunan Avenue, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City. For more information, visit Blanc Gallery on Facebook.

 

 

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