The MET invites everyone to a curator’s talk with Dr. Gerard Lico. This lecture proposes an alternative way of looking at Philippine Modernism as a response to the tropical ecology, vernacular tradition, and the politics of nation building.
“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.
“Art by Design: The Filipino Modern” is a counterpart exhibition to “100 Years of German Werkbund”, which features the turn of Philippine modernism influenced by government-sponsored projects in culture and the arts in the 1970s. One of the components that developed from this atmosphere of modernism is design, merging the notion of national identity with the international turning point.
The exhibition “100 Years German of Werkbund” is coming to Manila to present one of the most important chapters of German cultural and economic history of the 20th century. The exhibition presents posters, models, furniture, design, drawings and photos show vividly the achievements of the German Werkbund.
In partnership with Swedish fashion brands H&M Philippines and BabyBjörn, the Fashion Revolution exhibition showcases the progress done in making the Swedish fashion industry more circular in both production and consumption.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila in partnership with the Philippine Contemporary Art Network and the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Council present Gendered Bodies in Southeast Asia.
With two on view exhibitions at the MET, The Philippine Contemporary: to scale the past and the possible and Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia, acclaimed Filipino art historian and curator Professor Patrick D. Flores, PhD reflects on what is Contemporary along with the concept of Region. Vis-a-vis this discussion, Professor Tessa Maria Guazon outlines the different modes and permutations of Philippine Contemporary Art.
The workshop will be held on 15 September 2018, 2-5PM at the MET.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES- As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila launches two new exhibitions in partnership with the UP Vargas Museum on 21 April, Saturday, 4:00 p.m at the ground floor galleries of the MET.