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August 2—Don’t miss your final opportunity to enjoy COMPLICATED exhibit!

Don’t miss your final opportunity today to enjoy our current exhibition COMPLICATED. We are open from 8am to 5pm. Please call Tina at 6312417 for inquiries.

COMPLICATED: 21 FEBRUARY – 02 AUGUST 2014. View Our Gallery

Clockwise: Featured artists Ea Torrado, Mike Adrao, Leslie de Chavez

The exhibition situates the post-colonial critiques presented by the oeuvre of guest visual artists, Leslie de Chavez and Mike Adrao, along with dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado, the many upheavals of Philippine history represented in the archival, library, and art collections of the Lopez Memorial Museum and Library. Focusing on the complicated relationship of the Philippines with its colonial pasts, the exhibit will problematize the notion that identity is both a product of our post-colonial circumstance and the discourse of nationhood.

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

“It’s Complicated”, a phrase popularized by social media, has become the catch all for all undefined and problematic relationships typical of the post-modern world. Seeing parallels between these and the complex relationship of the Philippines with its colonial pasts, the Lopez Museum and Library, in partnership with Tin-aw Art Gallery, opens its first exhibit for the year, Complicated on February 21, 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. The exhibition is curated by Ricky Francisco and Ethel Villafranca.

Lopez Museum and Library is at the ground floor of Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8-5 pm, except holidays. For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email


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