Oct 23, 2019

This year’s National Museums and Galleries Month celebrates the importance of galleries and museums in helping build national consciousness. With the theme “Building the Nation, One Exhibit at a time,” this month will be highlighting the role of museums and galleries as “avenues for dialogues which best concern the general public, including pressing issues on resilience, peace, and security.” 

In honor of this year’s National Museums and Galleries Month, here is a list of art exhibits that will have you talking.


Fields of Color, Altro Mondo Creative Space

1159 Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Antonio, Makati
Oct. 12 to Nov. 4

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FEATURED ARTWORK: Olivia d'Aboville Rothko Revisited | Untitled (Blue and Yellow) (L-R) Digital print abaca and polyster fiber | Abaca hand-woven fabric 35.4 x 63 inches | 43.31 x 43.31 inches 2017 | 2019 Olivia d’Aboville is a young French-Filipino artist who graduated with honors from Duperré, a prestigious Textile Design school in Paris in 2009. She specialized in tapestry and textile structures and adapted the techniques to create her own woven forms. She has been exploring sculpting with textile techniques since then and had her first solo exhibition Chasm of Fantasies at the Ayala Museum from July to October 2010. She was nominated and short listed for the Ateneo Art Awards 2011: Anatomy of Autonomy. From plastic spoons to pins and water bottles, d’Aboville is fascinated by ordinary mass-produced objects. These objects refer to our society and our lifestyle that are inevitably destroying our environment and polluting our seas. She manipulates and recycles materials to create new work. For every interesting element that inspires her, she asks herself: What can I do with this? Can I cut it, bend it, heat it, stretch it, accumulate it and create a new form? She is very sensitive to light, fluidity and movement and found in the theme of the ocean endless inspiration. She tries to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the biodiversity of our seas. D’Aboville has exhibited in museums, galleries, hotels and festivals in Paris, Lyon, Hong Kong, Manila, NY and Singapore. Her works range from textile jewelry, to sculptures, to lighting designs and installation art. (d'Aboville's website) Catch these works and more in the "Fields of Color" exhibit on view until 4 November here at Altro Mondo Creative Space. You can find us at 1159 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries, please call 501-3270. #oliviadaboville #artph #contemporaryart #altromondocreativespace

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Inspired by works from the American color field movement in the ’50s and early ’60s, textile artist Olivia d’Aboville crafts vibrant canvasses made of handwoven abaca and polyester textiles from Cebu. Her solo exhibit deviates from her normally neutral palette, and is comprised of comprised of swathes of bold and solid colored textiles.


Tanawin: Landscapes of Memory, Galerie Anna

The Artwalk, SM Megamall – A, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong
Oct. 21 to Nov. 4

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UP NEXT AT GALERIE ANNA: "TANAWIN: Landscapes of Memory", featuring the works of talented Cebuano artists from Aroma Art Atelier; Darby Vincent Alcoseba, Maria Francisca Andraianne Juarez, Mark Belicario, Lucas Rañola, Rainer Duhaylungsod, Renulo T. Pautan and Romar Quimada. Featured Works from Romar Quimada: "Beauty of Nature" , Oil on Canvas, 36" x 48" "Calm" , Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24" 📅 "TANAWIN: Landscapes of Memory" opens on October 19, Saturday, 6 P.M. at Galerie Anna, 4/F, The Artwalk, Bldg. A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City. See you all! ☎️ For artwork inquiries, you may contact us through text or Viber 09151976955 or 09959625053. ✉️ [email protected] 📸 instagram.com/galerieanna/ #galerieanna #tanawin #landscapepainting #artph

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This group exhibit by Darby Vincent Alcoseba, Maria Francisca Andraianne Juarez, Mark Belicario, Lucas Rañola, Rainer Duhaylungsod, Renulo T. Pautan and Romar Quimada showcases their reflections on their hometown by celebrating the scenic views in and around Toledo, Cebu—which has been christened the Aroma Art Atelier.


What Comes to You, District Gallery

Arts Above, West Venue Bldg., 112 West Ave., Quezon City
Oct. 12 to Nov. 9

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WHAT COMES TO YOU IAN CADIONG JAO SAN PEDRO KOKI LXX MARK COPINO ______ It comes to you. Like waking up in the middle of the night. Right when you’re having lunch in a busy cafeteria. It comes to you. A friend is telling you about the best thing that has ever happened to them, but it comes to you. Some thought: new, strange, urgent. And you must do something about it. Ian Cadiong manipulates the viewer's perception by appropriating a Snellen chart, from a clear image guiding, leading to a non-apparent, unfamiliar, unknown form. How much will one continue to look, if what they see is less and less observable? How much will they be able to see? With faint memories of past habitations, Mark Copino paints simplified spaces. Having moved house countless times over and over, having to carry out an insufferable task of defamiliarization and refamiliarization, his paintings ponder upon some kind of deja vu: there is a transferred nostalgia in something new. Revolving around an “unnatural” scholar’s rock – instead of a naturally occurring rock, it is a composite of gravel, sand, and concrete. Koki Lxx stages various interpretations of the singular, specifically selected object in attempts to discuss relationships between the manmade, the natural, and perception. Like specimens mounted on glass slides for examination, Jao San Pedro presents an intimate dissertation on the body and identity. Fragile, fleeting, and finite all at the same time, each strand of hair – shed, shaved and cut – is temporary release in a quest to discover and unite complex aspects of the self. Cadiong, Copino, Lxx, and San Pedro, present a show of such "visions." Save the intellectual pickings for a later time, these works present a reaction to an immediate stimulus. Be it something about perception, or from countless conversations about being; a sense of place or a push and pull, art is the tool by which we achieve a necessary output in expressing what comes to you. Text by: Koki Lxx ______ October 12 – November 9 ______ #districtgalleryph #artph #contemporaryart #artasia #philippinecontemporaryart #contemporaryartist #curator #collector #artoftheday #painting

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District Gallery’s latest exhibition features art that expresses different reactions to various stimuli. Using the image of a Snellen chart, simplified spaces, and interpretations on the body, identity, and our relationship with the natural, artists Ian Cadiong, Jao San Pedro, Koki Lxx, and Mark Copino use different mediums to express “what comes to you”.


To Give A Moment A Name, The Drawing Room

Building C, Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati
Oct. 12 to Nov. 5

To Give A Moment A Name is an intermedia exhibition by Lesley-Anne Cao, Katherine Nuñez, and Derek Tvmala. The group exhibit hopes to capture moments that activate the artists’ current creative and ideological preoccupations, and eventually open up conversations on worldview, ecologies of thought, and trajectories.


Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded!, UP Vargas Museum

Roxas Ave., University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
Oct. 23 to Nov. 23

The UP Vargas Museum, in partnership with the Goethe-Institute and the German Institute for International Relations is bringing in an exhibit that highlights upcycling and recycling in design. Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! is comprised of 76 pieces from seven regions around the world, showcasing alternative production techniques and processing unwanted by-products.


Fluctuat, Altro Mondo Creative Space

1159 Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Antonio, Makati
Oct. 12 to Nov. 4

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FEATURED ARTWORK: Cesar Caballero The Immigrant | Merlin (L-R) Mixed media on canvas 63 x 54 inches each 2019 Cesar Caballero is a culmination of a variety of disciplines. A native of Madrid, Caballero immersed in and surrounded himself with creative energy, feeding off of every opportunity that came his way: drawing, engraving, graphic design, mural-making, photography, stage and interior design, art restoration—even comics, advertising, fashion,theater , opera ,cinema and international TV production. His work has led him to be shown not only in his native turf, Madrid, but also in Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, and France. Now, Caballero creates on Philippine shores. He brings his multifaceted background in the arts to the canvas, where bold colors lend a sense of urgency, and where texture and his distinct uncontainable style point to an urban sensibility, an exploration of the contemporary. Caballero has studied in prestigious artistic institutions, the first being Escuela de Arte La Palma, in Madrid, before moving on to the Fine Arts School of San Fernando, Circulo de Bellas Artes, T.A.I., and Insitute Luis Buñuel. Whether in these academic contexts or in social gatherings, Caballero has persevered to learn from, as well as create with, fellow artistic talents, among them Manuel Vuevas, Coldo Martin, Vicky Chu, Mikel Barcelo, Nacho Criado, Juan Muñoz, Antonio De La Peña and Adolfo Montes. He lived for 3 years in Ibiza in the last 80’s where he enjoyed painting famous models from around the world, and created amazing Art performances in live. Caballero was the man behind several projects for the Embassy of Spain, the Ayala Museum, UPI, and AECID. He has participated in several group exhibitions with local and other Spanish artists in the Philippines and he presented many successful solo shows during his 9 years stay in Manila. (Pineapple Lab) Catch these works and more in the "Fluctuat" exhibit on view until 4 November here at Altro Mondo Creative Space. You can find us at 1159 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries, please call 501-3270. #cesarcaballero #artph #contemporaryart #altromondocreativespace

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“Fluctuare” is defined as an irregular rise and fall, moving like the waves; and it is this definition that drives Ramon Diaz, Juerg Casserini, and Cesar Caballero’s exhibit forward. This group exhibition explores the idea of human beings who are constantly moved by migrations, unforeseen circumstances, and advances.



High Tide, Galerie Stephanie

Unit 1B, Parc Plaza Bldg., 183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Quezon City
Oct. 24 to Nov. 7

Using the imagery of tides that rise and engulf territories, artists Frances Alvarez and Yas Doctor explore the possibilities that emerge from ruin and unpredictable circumstances through “High Tide.” The exhibit hopes to delve into inquiries about nature becoming a source of destruction and the role of circumstance in one’s development.


Header image courtesy of the Ateneo Art Gallery

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