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September 23-24 Activities for Zero In’s Open Call Art Festival at SM Mall of Asia

Don’t miss Zero In’s Open Call Art Festival at SM MOA main entrance atrium. There are live performances scheduled on Sept 23 and 24. Bring your family and children to enjoy the live performances this Sept 23 and 24. Also special treat to all teachers on “National Teacher’s Month”. Visit all five museums for free- just show your identification card. Please pass info to your friends and colleagues.
On its tenth anniversary, Zero In is breaking barriers by literally bringing art closer to the public through a mall exhibit, and showing art in its different forms: cuisine (Ateneo Art Gallery), manga and cosplay (Ayala Museum), visual arts (Bahay Tsinoy), sound (Lopez Museum), and dance (Museo Pambata). The event dubbed “Open Call Art Festival” is at the SM Mall main entrance atrium until September 24, 2011 and is open to the public, free-of-charge.
Zero in is the annual collaboration project of five private museums – Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Museum and Museo Pambata. Each year the consortium works together, shares resources, and holds a multi-museum exhibition to reach out to a greater audience and promote a better understanding and appreciation of art and our rich cultural heritage.
Schedule of performances on September 23 and 24 at the Mall of Asia:
Sept 23 from 1 to 3 pm – On-the-Spot Character Drawing Contest for kids 5-12 years old
Sept 24
1pm – Sound art performance by E.X.I.S.T (Experimentation in Sound Art Tradition) Gentle Universe, Caliph8, Mannet Villariba, Elemento and Toshiyuki Seido
2pm – Piano performance by Carell Belandres of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “ Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” from Ninomiya Tomoko’s Nodame Cantabile, a manga about a gifted pianist.
3pm – Sound art performance by E.X.I.S.T (Experimentation in Sound Art Tradition) Gentle Universe, Caliph8, Mannet Villariba, Elemento & Toshiyuki Seido
6pm – Dance by Gumboot group of Museo Pambata Child Advocates with Nyko Maca
Also check out onsite exhibitions running in parallel to SM MOA’s Open Call:
Ateneo Art Gallery (September 15-December 22, 2011), an interactive food themed-game called Crafty Critters Munch Up that takes off from the permanent collection
Ayala Museum (August 16-October 2, 2011), the world of manga in Manga Realities: Exploring the Art of Japanese Comics Today
Bahay Tsinoy (September 23-October 23, 2011), an installation by Con Cabrera called Kasama
Lopez Museum (September 12, 2011-April 3, 2012), performances and sound/media art installations in Reverb
Museo Pambata (September 6-October 6, 2011), performances alongside an exhibition of National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan’s memorabilia entitled Sayaw
Open Call is just one of many projects lined up by the Zero In consortium to make art more engaging and relevant. It will also spearhead art workshops and talks to bolster art education and will participate in the Department of Education’s National Teachers’ Month Campaign. This month, all teachers may visit each museum free of charge. For more info, visit or call Fanny at 631-2417.