Monday, February 14, 2011

YUCHENGCO MUSEUM: February 2011 Calendar of Activities

February is here and The Yuchengco Museum has a lot in stored for all you art lovers! Be sure to drop by and take a glimpse of the exhibitions happening this whole month of love.

Likhang Kamay: The Artisans Circle by Yuchengco Museum
FEBRUARY happenings at Yuchengco Museum
We Was There
Under a Different Light
Artist's Talk: Edd Aragon
Ode to Beauty: Paintings by Chi K'ang
From Our Books & Gifts Corner: Yuchengco Museum Tarp Bags
We Was There
4/F Upper Wing Gallery
January 13 - March 5, 2011
We Was There is a continuation of Reflections, a residency and exhibit between young Korean and Filipino artists last May 2010. The intiative brought together four artists from South Korea and four from the Philippines, whoafter spending time exploring both countries—reinterpreted their views based on the similarities and differences of their cultures through contemporary art. 

We Was There showcases individual and collaborative works by Filipino artists Michael Arvin Adrao, Carlo Gabuco, Leslie de Chavez, and Christopher Zamora, and by Korean artists Che Jinsuk, Kwon Jayeon, Lee Soyoung, and Koh Byungsung. On display are paintings, installations, and photographs previously exhibited in Relfections, as well as created thereafter. 

Under a Different Light
3/F Bridgeway Gallery
February 19 - April 20, 2011
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Under a Different Light showcases more than 20 ultraviolet (UV) paintings of women by Edd Aragon, a Filipino cartoonist and artist now based in Sydney, Australia. 

For the past three decades, Aragon has been creating editorial cartoons, comics, and caricatures for Australian and Filipino-Australian newspapers such as The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Philippine Bulletin Today, and Philippine Daily Express. Since 2004, Aragon has been experimenting with UV light-reactive paint  on canvas
 paintings that can be seen only under UV light.

Artist's Talk: Edd Aragon
February 21, Monday
2 - 4 p.m.
Free with museum admission
Sydney-based cartoonist and artist Edd Aragon talks about his art and his recent experimentations with UV light-reactive pigments, as shown in the exhibit Under a Different Light.

Lecture is free with museum admission. Slots are limited.
For details and registration, call Elma Abrina at 889-1234 or e-mail

Ode to Beauty: Paintings by Chi K'ang
3/F Bridgeway Gallery
Ode to Beauty presents the works of Chi K'ang, a prolific Chinese brush painter who was recognized for his exquisite expressions of nature and the female form.

Chi K'ang was born to a family of renowned painters and calligraphers. He was known for his freehand paintings of beautiful court maidens, as well as of horses and orchids. Chi K'ang painted without human models, yet crafted hundreds of different poses and styles featuring modes of dress throughout the Chinese dynasties.

From Our Books & Gifts Corner:
Yuchengco Museum Tarp Bags
40 x 40 x 8cm
P200 each

Our new line of tarp bags is not only fun and stylish, but also eco-friendly. Each tote bag is recycled from our previous promotional exhibit and event banners.

The first series of limited-edition bags is made with banners for last year's Likhang Habi: Market Encounter 2 bazaar. Sturdy, washable, and waterproof, the bags are excellent for shopping, groceries, the gym, the beach, or the bookstore.

Colors, patterns, and motifs vary per bag. For details, call us at 889-1234 or e-mail

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