1. Bencab: The Filipino Artist. Are you a fan of Benedicto Cabrera, more popularly known as BenCab, but you don’t have time to visit his museum in Tuba, Benguet? Metropolitan Museum of Manila is giving you a chance to view some of his works for a limited time. From his paintings to his sculptures, fans and art enthusiasts will surely be in awe at why he is one of the most prolific Filipino painters of this generation.
BenCab’s works will be on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila until February 27.
2. Escape 2016: Iloveyou Virus. Inspired by the “Iloveyou” virus that plagued computers at the early part of the 21st century, Escape Projects aims to explore how a virus can spread, adapt, and mutate to different forms through art. Expect to see different mediums, from paintings to videos, showcasing various interpretations to the “virus” theme of the whole exhibit.
The exhibit will run from February 13 to 21 at First United Building in Escolta, Manila.
3. Michael Lin: Locomotion. Known for his site-specific installations, Japanese artist Michael Lin will showcase how he can magically transform public spaces differently from how the public would usually perceive them. For his first solo exhibit in the Philippines, Lin makes use of a fluid floral arrangement inspired by his use of traditional Taiwanese textiles. In addition to the arrangement, Lin drew inspiration on the urban landscape of Manila and its pedicab drivers.
The exhibit will run from February 18 to May 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) G/F De La Salle College of Saint Benilde.
4. The World We Live In. Featuring iconic photographers like Annie Leibovitz (best known for her Rolling Stone portraits), the pieces in this exhibit will make you see everyday objects and activities in a new light.
Catch the exhibit at Ayala Museum from February 17 to March 27.
5. Here is How the Transition into the Mambo Beat Looks Like 2016. Have you ever imagined how symbols of Martial Law and the 1986 EDSA Revolution, comprising of fences, tables, and chairs, would be interpreted in the modern age? Let artist Robert Robles’ exhibit make you understand how these symbols represent freedom and democracy—two elements the country gained when Martial Law ended.
You can catch Robles’ exhibit at Yuchengco Museum until February 27.
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