Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Show That Must Not Be Missed

We don't really like tooting our own horn, but our current exhibition at the Ayala Museum - Bolipata & Borlongan: A Two-Part Invention, is one that you should make the time to catch.

You don't have to take our word for it - you can take the Manila Art Blogger's.

It's a rare chance for people to see the personal collection (and since it's a collection of their own works over the years, it really is personal) of two of the best Filipino artists of their generation. Moving statements accompany some of the paintings, providing a more intimate and revealing context to each piece, and indeed to the entire show as well.

And if you're a young artist - we did this show with you especially in mind. Many artists, ironically, take their own works for granted and all too often miss out on the chance to collect their own works!

Plet and Emong demonstrate the value for artists to try and keep some pieces (preferably one from each show) just for themselves. The works - undoubtedly - will not only increase in value. They will also serve as the best record of your progress and evolution as artists over the coming years.

Bolipata and Borlongan: A Two-Part Invention runs at the Ayala Museum until August 26, 2009. Don't miss it!

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