Silverlens Gallery, Makati City
Ongoing until July 2
In his latest solo exhibition, visual artist Johann Espiritu cracks open his bank of memories to present images that explore the past—its meaning and importance. He cuts and pastes Instax and giclee prints, super-imposes them until they make sense, and finally shows them to the public.
The lawyer-artist presents his random bits to unburden himself from never forgetting. Each piece on display tackles a part of his past which is brought to a reconstituted future. According to Espiritu, putting together these images has become, in itself, the experience and the real hard-copy.
Visit www.silverlensgalleries.com to know more about this ongoing exhibit.
Property of Space
Artery Art Space, Quezon City
Ongoing until July 9
Dramatizing the tensions that create space, Marc Gaba exhibits his current series of multi-media artworks. The premise of the exhibit is anchored on the ubiquitous No Parking sign which was photographed at night to conceptualize absence as a deictic marker.
Moreover, the paintings, video installation and a downloadable book of photographs abstractly reference the Occupy movement and the unfinished territorial dispute on the Spratly Islands—in a bid to use art as political critique on social reality.
For inquiries and more details on this show, call (02) 725-2837 or send an email to [email protected].
Poetry Writing Workshop
Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 22, 29, July 6 and 13; 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Curious about what goes into writing poetry besides rhyme, meter and poetic license? University of the Philippines Diliman professor Conchitina Cruz is facilitating a three-day workshop that will be discussed as a way of thinking exercise and eventually executed on page.
During the class, questions such as “Why does a poem appear the way it does on a page?” “Why are sentences cut into lines?” and “Why are the pages filled with words or kept almost empty?” Participants will explore the wide scope of poetry writing, and produce at least two poem drafts and one revision as outputs.
The P6,750 workshop fee is inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks, certificate, one-day free admission to the museum and one-day free access to the library. Call Marj at (02) 759-8288 local 25 or email vi[email protected] for inquiries and more details.
Paper Art Workshop
Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 25; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn about the intricate art form of paper cutting in this one-day workshop headed by JV Calanoc. The practice of paper cutting originated in China in the second century and eventually branched out to various parts of the world.
Participants will be able to harness their ability to construct their own paper cut designs using elegant shapes and patterns and to handle paper in a non-conventional manner. Paper has the ability to transform the perspective of its audience and, if manipulated in a specific way, can play with light and depth.
Workshop fee ranges from P3,150 to P3,500. For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 759-8288 local 35 or email [email protected].
Heart to HeART
Ground Floor Lobby, Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 26, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
As part of Ayala Museum and Rotary Club Makati-West’s fundraising initiative dubbed Art Beat, dynamic husband-and-wife duo Elmer Borlongan and Plet Bolipata will share stories about their artistic and romantic relationship, CASA San Miguel, the Museum of Community Heritage and how the latter gives back to the people of San Antonio, Zambales.
Hosted by Julius and Tintin Babao, the talk sets the stage for a series of more intimate conversations between artists and creative professionals on their love for art, passion projects and causes close to their heart.
Admission to this talk is through a minimum donation of P800 to Art Beat. Call (02) 759-8288 local 35 or email [email protected].