May the Fourth Be With You. Catch Our Exhibits. Do. Or Do Not. There Is No Try. Propaganda and Frames of Reference.
Through the activation of an integral segment of the Lopez Museum and Library’s collection, the World War II propaganda, and election-related archival materials, Propaganda fleshes out the idea of myth-making and its ability to inspire change in society, and conversely, the formation of a fantasy or outright fallacy packaged as a promise that never gets fulfilled.
Propaganda brings together works of featured artists Nune Alvarado, Santiago Bose, Joey Cobcobo, Don M. Salubayba, and Alvin Yapan along with a selection from the museum and library’s collection of Juan Luna, Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya, Cesar Legaspi, and J. Elizalde Navarro.
National Artist BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera) celebrates fifty years of his art practice with a series of multi-sited exhibitions and events. As a fitting kick off, the first exhibition will be at the Lopez Museum and Library and will be open to the public starting April 23 and will run until July 4, 2015.
Frames of Reference offers a glimpse into his life and art practice during the late 60s onwards, while living and exhibiting abroad, and his eventual return to the Philippines for good. More than his works, the exhibition is an intimate portrait of the artist, the lover, the family man, the bibliophile and a collector, among other hats he has and continuously wears.
Never before exhibited, about 15 of his art-books will be made available to the public. These small scrapbook-like compilations of collages (clippings and cut-outs), drawings and sketches interspersed with his handwriting; prominently feature his love for handmade paper, the art of bookbinding and even nostalgia. A diaristic presentation of his aesthetic, letters, mementos and other keepsakes also find their way into the pages.
For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Meralco cor. Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Museum and library hours are 8 – 5pm Mondays through Saturdays except Sundays and holidays.
Museum Entrance fee:
Php 100 for adults
Php 80 for HS and College students
Php 60 for Elementary students