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Egress: This is your last chance to see Dime a Dozen and Cut and Paste at the Lopez Museum: June 8 to September 22

Tad Ermitaño’s Eisenstein’s Monster @ Lopez Museum

Exhibit Info: Dime a Dozen

The spaces within, beyond and between Michelangelo Buonarotti and Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle are teeming with dangers as well as possibilities. Some of the dangers: turning into kitsch, becoming irrelevant, or obscure. Some possibilities: relevance, clarity. The exhibition Dime a Dozen looks into the negotiation of these places full of dangers and possibilities by artists using other artworks and technology. This exhibition attempts to map the journey of cultural objects across social strata and across trendy crosscurrents/channels. Works of 19th century Filipino masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hildago and contemporary Filipino artists Tad Ermitano, Alwin Reamillo and Gerardo Tan are some of the pieces featured. The exhibition opens on June 8 and will end on September 22, 2007.

Exhibit Info: Cut and Paste

Wonder what makes for visually appealing advertisements? An advertisement’s impact is determined by the images used in the ad and how these images were used. The exhibition Cut and Paste features advertisements taken from magazines such as the Sunday Times Magazine, Excelsior, Graphic, Fotonews. Viewers are encouraged to look closely at how these ads weave text, images and visual elements from the artworld (painting, sculpture, architecture, artistic style), popular culture (comics, film and radio), literature, history, various cultures (American, Chinese, Japanese), among others. The exhibition plays upon the cultural dynamics of appropriation or borrowings that goes on between and among creative fields, taking note that such borrowings –intended or not –have in the past helped create a public image of ‘nation,’ elevated the consumption of products, provided an aura of mystique to entice buyers for specific goods. The exhibition runs through September 22, 2007.

How to Reach the Lopez Museum

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig. Museum days and hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm, except Sundays and holidays. For more information call 6312417 or email pezseum@skyinet.net.

To reach Lopez Memorial Museum, take MRT (Edsa line) to Shaw Station, walk towards the jeepney terminal behind EDSA Central and take jeep bound for Ugong. This stops right in front of Benpres Building/Lopez Museum