Abstract by Nena Saguil, 1957Dive deep into the treasure trove of Lopez Museum as their new exhibition, Articles of Disagreements, opens this September 18, 2014.
The exhibition focuses on art forms that will unearth the different forms of art writing and anecdotes of criticism in Philippine art history. Articles of Disagreements was born out of a specific pool of major texts found in the Lopez Library archives and focuses on the reflexive practices of contemporary artists, as diverse occupations in the Arts are explored to unburden itself from established institutional forms.
Featured artists include the collective of young filmmakers Tito and Tita, conceptual artist-curator Nilo Ilarde, Germany-based artist Maria Cruz, and 2012 Ateneo Art Awardee Buen Calubayan. The exhibition will revolve around the archives of the library, along with the museum’s collection of works by Raymundo Albano, Fernando Zobel, Nena Saguil, Roberto Chabet and more; including the ever present masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
Composition by Fernando Zobel, undatedAn interesting feature of the exhibition is the reading laboratory named Café of Letters, which aims to elicit discussion and written contributions that will zoom in on the generation of narratives that make up the body of texts of Philippine art history, art criticism, and broad art writing.
The Articles of Disagreements exhibition will run until December 20, 2014 and is curated by Sidd Perez and Lian Ladia of the alternative contemporary art platform ‘Planting Rice’.
The Lopez Museum and Library is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8am to 5pm. For inquiries, call Tina Modrigo at 631-2417. (Gianpaolo L. Arago)