November 25, 2017 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Art&Culture (05/17/17)

Lecture on maps

AS part of the collateral events of the exhibit Mapping the Philippine Seas, which has been extended due to popular demand, the lecture “The Enchantment in Maps” by John L. Silva, executive director of Ortigas Foundation Library, will be held on May 27, 10:30 a.m. The exhibit features a comprehensive collection of rare historical maps and charts of the Philippine archipelago and its surrounding seas from the early 16th century to the end of the 19th century. The lecture fee is P150 (P120 for students, senior citizens and PWDs), and includes museum admission. For more information and reservation of slots, e-mail, or call 708-7829.

Free entrance on May 18

IN CELEBRATION of International Museum Day on May 18, Thursday, the Yuchengco Museum offering a day of free admission to all its exhibits and galleries. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Currently on view are an exhibit of the jewelry, home furnishings, objets d’art, and couture of Burmese jewelry designer Wynn Wynn Ong; paintings and other works by National Artists for Visual Arts; Tony Gonzales and Tes Pasola’s Suspended Garden installation; and portraits of overseas Filipino workers in France, photographed by Ryan Arbilo, in an exhibit called Chicken Hands. For details, visit or call 889-1234. The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Senator Gil J. Puyat Aves., Makati City.

Lecture on the CCP, power, and art

THE CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division and Green Papaya Art Projects present a talk by Christian Tablazon called “The Ghost is a Ghost, No Fiction,” on “the complicities between artist and state, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and convolutions of power and desire in creative labor and collaboration.” The talk will be held on May 16, 6 p.m., at the CCP’s Dream Theater. Tablazon works mainly with text, photography, and video. He is a recipient of several national fellowships in creative writing and cultural criticism, and an international fellowship in transdisciplinary art from Plymouth University. His works have been published and exhibited in 11 countries, and his videos were also screened as part of the second edition of The Wrong-New Digital Art Biennale. Together with young writers and artists, he founded The Cabinet, an intermedia-arts collective and a small independent press. Meanwhile, there are several exhibits on view at the CCP. They are Castles of the Czech Republic at the Little Theater Lobby until May 28; Lying in State, an exhibit celebrating the birth centennial of Cesar F. Legaspi at the Main Gallery and several hallway galleries until June 4; and, Aparador ni Quijano de Manila, an exhibit marking the birth centennial of Nick Joaquin at Pasilyo Victorio Edades until May 31.

ROBLES at Duemila

A NEW exhibit by Roberto M. A. Robles, Form | Kata: Recent Works | Post-Sculpture Works | Anthropocentric View, is currently on view until: May 27 at Galleria Duemila. Robles returns to the basics of form and examines a piece as a post-sculptural work. He rediscovers light and shadows through tones of gray, black and white that result in a new dimensional angle. Robles is both a painter and a sculptor and his work has been exhibited in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Vargas Museum, 17th Asian International Art Exhibition Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, South Korea, Jiyu Group Exhibitions Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan. He has also had a retrospective in Ateneo Art Gallery in 2011. Galleria Duemila is at 210 Loring St., Pasay City.

Velasco at Ayala Museum

ARTISTSPACE and Joey Velasco Foundation, Inc. present Mga Huling Hapunan sa Unang Pagkakataon: Tatlong Obra ni Joey Velasco, a solo exhibit featuring three of the late artist’s paintings which show a recasting of the Last Supper, among other works. The exhibit is ongoing at the Ayala Museum’s ArtistSpace until May 23. Proceeds of this exhibit will go to the foundation to support the Hapag Village in Amparo, North Caloocan City.

Wilwayco book now out

THE Fatima University Gallery Foundation, Inc. has published a coffee table book focusing on the artist Edwin Wilwayco. Authored by award-winning critic Cid Reyes, Edwin Wilwayco brings to the fore the struggles of a young artist and traces the progression of his many thematic series. With numerous photographs by Randy Rodriguez and Lovella Uy of Photoholict, and culled from nearly a thousand works in different media, the book is evidence of Wilwayco’s prolific production. The book is being sold at Leon Gallery, G/F Eurovilla 1, Legazpi corner Rufino Sts., Legazpi Village, Makati City.

Worm Universe at Shangri-La

ON MAY 22, Julio Jose Austria opens his exhibition Worm Universe at the Mezzanine of the Makati Shangri-la, Manila. In the exhibit, Austria presents his reflections on the everyday struggles of finding a home in a foreign land. This series depicts a parallel narrative: that of Austria’s immigrant experience and of the refugee community in Bruchkobel, Germany, where Austria completed a two-month residency. Within the abstractions and erasures that Austria often uses to tell a multi-layered narrative of migrancy and mobility is the reality of life on the ground, alluded to in the title Worm Universe. The exhibit runs until June 3. For details, call 523-3331, or e-mail or visit