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“The City Who Had Two Navels” at the MET
July 2 @ 6:00 pm - October 19 @ 5:30 pm
“The City Who Had Two Navels”, Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 is returning home. Inspired by the novel “The Woman Who Had Two Navels” (1961) by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, the exhibition highlights two “navels” that are in constant dialogue: the forces of colonialism and neoliberalism as shapers of the Philippine built environment.
The exhibit will open on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, along Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila.
The Philippines’ participation to the Venice Biennale and homecoming exhibition is under the auspices of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
– from the website of the Metropolitan Museum on Manila