Galleria Quattrocento, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Ongoing until April 27
Five artists from the Philippine Women’s University explore the progression, adaptation, immersion and absorption of composition in visual art making from the modern period up to present in this group exhibition.
Known as the Malvar Artists Group, the Fine Arts students present their works that dissect the subject. Balajadia’s sculptures and installations revolve around his lifelong investigation on the role of radical ecology in the present situation of changing climate. Meanwhile, De Leon’s intricate paintings and sculptures are metaphors of his personal and social advocacies and expressions.
Garcia’s personal struggle on her quest for perfection amid her premise of making mistakes, meantime, is her ironic way of creating images with the help of technology. Madrigal’s image making formula, on the other hand, is based on his intention to confound and confuse his viewers by creating works that somehow have the ability to create impulses of decoration in between humor and irony. Rounding up the exhibition is Verayo’s work that explores the semiotic and cunning combination of figurative and abstracted images with the help of his mastery in coloring.
For more information on this exhibit, call (02) 823-0935 or 0917-8911322.
TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food
Tall Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila
Ongoing until June 1
More than 200 products designed by Spaniards that showcase the interaction between design and gastronomy are currently on exhibit here in the Philippines. According to curator Juli Capella, the show is a tribute to the origins of the word “tapa,” the Tapas tradition and the imagination and talent that made it possible for design to play a vital role in haute cuisine.
Spanish chefs, designers, architects, wineries and restaurants reflect the last 25 years of Spain’s avant-garde experimental blending of design and food. Aside from instruments, photographs, videos and installations, legendary Spanish culinary icons are also featured, including the paella pan, traditional wineskins and flasks, bota, botijo and porrón.
A large collection of wine bottles, whose bold and appealing labels made them stand out, and an audiovisual presentation featuring a selection of interior design in Spanish restaurants are also included in this exhibit.
To know more about the show, call (02) 708-7828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Splash of Colors
Museo Iloilo, Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo
May 2 to 31
Ilonggo artist Anton Chan exhibits her recent works in this show in her hometown. Mostly inspired by impressionists like Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, the paintings on display feature flowers and landscapes that lack in details but are alive with bold colors.
Chan first received her painting lessons from Fernando Kabigting before she pursued further studies in London under Ewelina Koszykowska.
“I have been drawn towards visual arts since childhood,” shared Chan. “Now in my golden years, I am fortunate to have a passion that keeps me happily busy while at the same time helping my advocacy of schooling opportunities for the less fortunate.”
The proceeds from the sale of her artworks will go to Hansel & Gretel School for Aetas in Bicol.
Basic Creative Writing for Young Adults
Ayala Museum, Makati City
May 2, 4 and 6; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Romance fiction author (Fairy Tale Fail and That Kind of Guy) and publisher Mina Esguerra will teach young adults (12 to 18 years old) with a knack for writing and storytelling how to tap their creative juices and hone their skills in this three-day workshop.
According to the facilitator, by the end of the session, the teenage participants are expected to be on their way to writing their first story or poem.
The P5,000 workshop fee includes handouts, materials, snacks, a certificate, one-day free admission to the museum and one-day free access to the library. For inquiries, call Marj Villaflores at (02) 757-7117 to 21 local 25 or email email@example.com.