The exhibition of Korean Contemporary Craft and Design sees the return of craftsmanship in people’s lifestyle in the current age where consumption of cultural heritage is valued. The design and production of crafts in the contemporary period impart a local identity, while reflecting a transformation that break away from the original form. This exhibition expands on the breadth of contemporary Korean craftsmanship that conveys a practicality in beautiful form and design, becoming the breakaway from the convenience of fast, commercial goods.
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila in partnership with Visual Arts Helping Hands Foundation Inc. present ‘Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project’, an exhibition which tackles the current and timely subject of mental health and the idea that art heals by using ‘empty chairs’ as visual metaphor. The fifty-six Philippine visual artists featured in this exhibition produced new works from chairs and stools, to support mental health awareness and to engender and encourage mental fitness as a part of one’s own overall well-being.
‘Origami—making shapes only through folding—reveals a fascinating area of geometry woven with a variety of representations. The world of origami has progressed dramatically since the advent of computer programs to perform the necessary computations for origami design.’
The MET invites everyone to “Interrogating the Two Navels: Colonialism and Neoliberalism in Filipino Architecture”, a back-to-back lecture with Dr. Gerard Lico and Dr. Edson Cabalfin exploring the “two navels” in Filipino architecture which are in constant dialogue: the forces of colonialism and neoliberalism as shapers of the Philippine built environment.
Join the fun and be inspired to be a budding architect with our children’s activity based on “What Kids Should Know About Filipino Architecture,” a beautifully illustrated children’s book by Dr. Edson Cabalfin, the curator of the on-going exhibition “The City Who Had Two Navels.” Participants will be guided in creating their own paper craft versions of well-known architectural landmarks in Manila.
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.