As one of the Lopez Museum’s guest artists for its current exhibition, Extensions, contemporary artist Maya Muñoz will be speaking on current themes in her creative process. The talk is open to the public and is slated on January 15, 2011 at the museum.
A recipient of the Ateneo Art Award in 2006, Muñoz took up painting and three-dimensional space design courses at the San Jose University at Silicon Valley, California USA from 1996 to 1998 before she quit schooling and put up a studio in San Jose. After visiting the Philippines in 2001, she decided to relocate to her home province, Bicol. Maya often travels for exhibitions in Manila, Singapore, Indonesia, the US, China, and the United Arab Emirates.
Muñoz’s talk complements the current exhibition Extensions which also features multimedia work by the collectives Pilipinas Street Plan, Plataporma, and Rock Ed Philippines. Extensions is a multisensory evocation of the way Lopez Museum commits to keeping itself dynamic, broadening its engagement with contemporary artists and a variety of publics in as wide a spectrum of languages as possible. The exhibition caps the yearlong commemoration of the Lopez Museum’s jubilee.
Muñoz’s four-paneled Coming and Going and nine drawings called Calendar occasion her first time to exhibit her work in a Manila museum.
The Artist’s Talk is from 2-4 pm. Fee is P120 per person. The Lopez Museum is at the ground floor of Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except Sundays and holidays. For more information, call Fanny at 631-2417.