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VIDEOS: Complicated Exhibit On View Until 2nd of August 2014


If you have not yet visited, Complicated exhibit is on view only until the 2nd of August 2014, featuring commissioned works by guest artists Mike Adrao, Leslie de Chavez, and Ea Torrado, juxtaposed with works by Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Juvenal Sanso, Bencab, Ang Kiukok, Jerry Elizalde Navarro and other artworks from the Lopez Museum collection.Mike Adrao’s charcoal on paper works collectively titled “Colony” comprise of intricately ornamented, larger-than-life anthropomorphic pillars and delicately drawn insects whose patterns were researched from the Lopez Library collection. Representing various forms of colonization our country has undergone, his works reference the interplay of our living culture and those of the colonizers that have reached our shores. Several of these pieces were selected for the curated “platform exhibits” representing Southeast Asian art trajectories in the recently concluded Art Stage 2014 in Singapore.

Video: Complicated Exhibition featured in Scene & Heard

Video: Ea Torrado – Filipinas

Video: Teaser for Ea Torrado’s “Sisa”

Video: Mike Adrao for Complicated

Leslie de Chavez for Complicated

These commissioned works are contextualized amid various collections from the museum’s painting and archival collections. Works by Juan Luna, Fabian Dela Rosa, Juvenal Sanso, Jerry Elizalde Navarro, Bencab, Ang Kiukok, among others, are exhibited with select books from the library’s collection and rich archive of colonial photographs, maps, travel journals, sketches and cartoons, including those done by Tony Velasquez (known for his creation of the early Filipino comics series Kenkoy), Liborio Gatbonton, and Mario Dangan. The exhibit is further supplemented by loaned artworks by Juvenal Sanso and contemporary artist Anton del Castillo.

Complicated is curated by Ricky Francisco and Ethel Villafranca. It will run from February 21 to August 2, 2014. It is presented with support from Tin-aw Art Gallery. For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email

Complicated: the Concert

Did you miss the first run of this fabulous concert in May? Here’s your chance to catch the repeat! Watch how music marries art with Viva Voce, a group that trains and supports talented classical singers, perform 15 songs inspired by the artworks in the exhibition Complicated.

Youtube: Viva Voce sings “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” 

Ticket price: Php 300.00
(Php 270 for students and Lopez Museum & Library Members)
Saturday, 19 July 2014
2 – 4 p.m.
Ticket price includes free guided tour to Complicated Exhibit.



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