Art notes: Emerging art forms at MCAD

Emerging art forms at MCAD

The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) tackles non-traditional and emerging art forms in Re-Enactments, its latest exhibition, which opened on July 13 and will be on display until Sept. 10.

Presenting the works of Erick Beltran, Yason Banal, Liz Magic Lazer, Silvana and Gabriella Mangano, Michelle Lopez and Francis Alys, the show takes up the issue of situations—whether constructed, instruction-based, document-orientated, or those positioned as gestures within the parameters of a traditional exhibition format.

Michelle Lopez’s Invisible Object, 2016
The featured works move away from the centrality of the artist, questions the role of body and language, as well as blur and momentarily merge the live act with its mediating instrument, whether these be through video, sound or hired performers. 

Benilde’s MCAD is the only exhibit space in the Philippines that approximates an international contemporary art museum and gallery space. Its programs are molded in line with the college’s courses: film, fashion design, animation, multimedia art, photography, arts management, production design, technical theater, architecture, and music production.

The MCAD is located at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus, Dominga St., Malate, Manila. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 pm., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit or its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages at MCADManila.


New gallery opens

Michel Yves Art Gallery is a purpose-built gallery showcasing the digital rendition works of art by Michel Yves Tetrault, a Manila-based artist. By using art as a tool for a much bigger advocacy, the gallery’s profits will raise funds for a national public health campaign for Spinal Health and its related health benefits.

“Positioning itself as a pioneer in combining Art with Heart.”

With its primary role of exhibiting new media artworks, Michel Yves Art Gallery doubles as a venue for public health promotion: a corporate responsibility by Mabuhay Chiropractic Clinics as its civic duty to inform and educate the public about the importance of spinal health through conservative methods of achieving a painless life.  

Michel Yves Art Gallery is on its mission of being a vital platform for the promotion of health; through funding campaigns towards public awareness and acceptance, removing skepticism and misinformation of natural alternative methods specifically Chiropractic Care, positioning itself as a pioneer of combining Art with Heart.

Tetrault is a Canadian-born artist. He is a former professional photographer that has transitioned to a digital artist when he moved permanently to Manila in 2006. 

He undertook his studies into Chiropractic graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1979 from Life Chiropractic College. He retired from active practice in March after 38 years of service as a Chiropractor in the Unites States and Philippines. His involvement in both fields is merged into what is now the Michel Yves Art Gallery and the advocacy it stands for.

Topics: Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) , De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) , Emerging art forms , Re-Enactments , Michel Yves Art Gallery , Michel Yves Tetrault
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