Examining faithThe Given Order, opening on August 21, brings together Jason Dy, S.J. and Anton del Castillo in a visual exploration of the different tangents of faith and tradition in our past and in our lives today.
Religion has been, and continuous to be, an all-encompassing influence in the lives of Filipinos. In Philippine history, its effects stretch beyond matters of faith and belief and permeate secular and practical matters of the community and the individual.
Religion as agent of social order and transformation is dissected byFr. Dy, who uses art in conjunction with the spiritual life of the communities he is connected with, while Del Castillo’s works engage with anxiety and violence in the perception and experience of faith.
The Given Order will also foreground pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, including sketches and paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Ang Kiukok, Angelito Antonio, Jose Joya and Galo Ocampo.
TheGivenOrder, curated by Ricky Francisco, will run until November 29, 2017.(Story/Photos by:Thea Garing and Yna Musico)