Thursday, April 24, 2014

Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Brave New Worlds, My Utopia Your Dystopia Exhibition

On April 26, 2014, The Metropolitan Museum of Manila will be opening to the public its newest exhibition, Brave New Worlds. My Utopia Your Dystopia. This exhibition is made in partnership with the French Embassy and features Filipino and French artists

“BRAVE NEW WORLDS: My Utopia, Your Dystopia” is an exhibition that shows a convergence of Filipino and foreign visual artists with heavy themes on black humor and dystopic elements present in the heavily urbanized culture of today. Curated by Filipino painter Manuel Ocampo, this exhibition features at least 20 artists including French artists such as Damien Deroubaix, a writer and painter known for his violent images usually containing grotesque monster figures and graphics, Hervé de Rosa, who’s known for his works on vibrant and unique characters reflect his love for a low-brow, or “kitsch” art style, MyriamMechita, a teacher and artist who makes use of common objects like pearls, embroidery, and sequins to assemble contradictory images, and FabriceHyber, who accumulates his philosophical ideas on ecology and society and propagates it in his drawings, paintings, and even installations.

The exhibition is open to the public on April 26 and will run until June 12, 2014 at the MET’s Tall Galleries. Visit the MET at the BangkoSentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hours are from 10am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sundays and holidays.
Source: Press release

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