What Do I Say To A Giant“The Artist Turns a Century” is a program of the Lopez Museum and Library that commemorates the centennial of two brilliant minds in the field of arts and letters this year. One is Cesar Legaspi, National Artist for Visual Arts; the other is Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature. It kicks off with the exhibition WhatDoISaytoaGiant, which runs from August 21 to November 29, 2017.
Joaquin, a.k.a. Quijano de Manila, made unparalleled contributions to journalism as a proofreader and, later, as a writer, contributor and editor of numerous dailies, magazines and other publications. His brand of reportage and distinct mentorship are remembered by the multi-generational publics that interacted with the man and read his words.
WhatDoISaytoaGiant is a nod to the indelible mark Joaquin left on Philippine journalism and literature. This exhibit strives to (re)introduce his works in conversation with the works of Marc Gaba and Teaching Exhibitions alongside tangents that will engage present context.
WhatDoISaytoaGiant is curated by Thea Garing.