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“The City Who Had Two Navels” at the MET

“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 at the MET

“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.

Contemporary: Narratives of Art and Region with Dr. Patrick Flores at the MET

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.

Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia

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. 

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