This week’s art hop: exhibits to catch from June 5 to 11

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Two solo shows to catch this week: Hanna Pettyjohn's "a mantle of" at Silverlens Galleries and Jonas Eslao's "Meanwhile" at Blanc Gallery. Photos courtesy of SILVERLENS GALLERIES/FACEBOOK AND BLANC GALLERY/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — In case you can’t keep track of all the local art scene exhibits happening on this side of the archipelago, we did the grunt work for you. Here are some shows opening this week, and some that have opened but are still on display.


Opening this week


June 7, Wednesday

Shared Coordinates
Head to Silverlens Galleries (Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City) for “Shared Coordinates,” a group show in collaboration with Hong Kong and Shanghai’s Edouard Malingue Gallery, featuring work by Edouard Malingue artists Fabien Mérelle, Jeremy Everett, and Laurent Grasso, and Silverlens’ Patricia Perez Eustaquio. “Shared Coordinates” will open in conjunction with “a mantle of,” a solo show by Hanna Pettyjohn, at 6 p.m.

The Inverted Telescope
A second installment of “The Inverted Telescope,” whose first leg opened at The Drawing Room last week, opens at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City) on the same day. The show is curated by Angel Velasco Shaw and features work by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Gaston Damag, Ringo Bunoan, Mark Justiniani, Kawayan de Guia, Arvin Nogueras, and Walang Kikilos. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a symposium scheduled on June 14 at the Philippine Women’s University.


June 8, Thursday

Daniel dela Cruz
On June 8, stop by Artinformal (277 Connecticut St., Greenhills East, Mandaluyong City) to see “Within,” a solo show by Daniel dela Cruz.

Moving Korea
The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (2F Mancor Corporate Building, 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City) is hosting “Moving Korea,” an interactive exhibit featuring 18 modern kinetic and interactive works by nine contemporary artists from Korea. Intended to be a collaborative show, the audience can be part of the art creation process. An artists’ talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. with the opening ceremony at 5 p.m.


June 10, Saturday

Visit Blanc Gallery (145 Katipunan Ave., St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City) on Saturday for three solo exhibits: “Meanwhile” by Jonas Eslao, “The Crisologo Chronicles” by Francis Valles Bejar, and “Taste is Something You Can’t Muster” by Gino Bueza. The shows open at 6 p.m.


Ending soon

Below is a list of some ongoing shows whose opening days you might have missed. Make sure to catch them while they’re still up.

  • Recent Works” at Art Anton, S Maison, Conrad Hotel Manila (Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City) with work by Atsuko Yamagata, Beejay Esber, David Griggs, Marc Gaba, Gino Bueza, Luis Antonio Santos, Maria Cruz, Marija Vicente, Mike Crisostomo, Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Tanya Villanueva, Timo Roter, and Valeria Cavestany. Show runs until June 11.
  • On view at UP Vargas Museum (Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Roxas Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City) are “Existence” by Ged Merino and Aze Ong, and “Obra ni Val: Carlos Valino, Jr. Retrospective,” on display until June 13.
  • Four solo shows, “Unearthered” by Arturo Sanchez Jr., “25CSTPVCC” by Lendl Arvin, “Person” by Neil Pasilan, and “Garden Savages: Truly, Madly, Deeply, Wide-Eyed and Discombobulated in Florid Spreads” by Arvin Flores can be viewed at West Gallery (48 West Avenue, Quezon City) until June 17.