This week’s art hop: exhibits to catch from August 28 to September 3

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Norberto Roldan's "Rituals of Invasion and Resistance" is a survey show featuring his works from 1992 to 2017, presented at the UP Vargas Museum. Most of the installations will be the first time that all his works will come together in one venue. Photo from UP VARGAS MUSEUM/FACEBOOK

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, get your art fix by attending exhibit openings or going to the ones you might have missed out on in the last few weeks.

Happening this week

Norberto Roldan’s “Rituals of Invasion and Resistance”

“Rituals of Invasion and Resistance” by Norberto Roldan is a survey show spanning his 25 years of work, aiming to position the artist’s installations as the foundation of his practice. There will be an exhibition walk-through on Saturday, Sept. 2, 4:30 p.m., at the UP Vargas Museum. Most of the works in this exhibition have been shown abroad and this will be the first time that all his works will come together in one venue.

The exhibition, co-presented by Silverlens Galleries and curated by Patrick D. Flores, runs from Sept. 2 to Oct. 5 at the UP Vargas Museum, Roxas Ave., University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Alfred Marasigan’s “Distance Makes the Heart”

Visual artist Alfred Marasigan’s “Distance Makes the Heart” explores the phenomena called ‘placelessness’, a term the artist found in a book by geographer Edward Relph, “Place and Placelessness.” The exhibition is primarily inspired by the blurry photographs that he had accumulated over the years, which, for him, has embodied this concept of ‘placelessness,’ a blurring of boundaries.

His paintings will be shown at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, 3/F, Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Makati, on Wednesday, Aug. 30. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.


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“Mid-Century Moderns”

Catch the “Mid-Century Moderns” exhibition at Leon Gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The show on the 1950s Philippine art scene is a tribute to Lyd Arguilla, founder of the Philippine Art Gallery, and to writer and art critic Ramon Villegas. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Curro Gonzalez’s “Too Old for MTV, Too Young to Die,” Bato’s “Unknown Quantity,” Erick Encinares’ “Proof of Presence,” and Miguel Paulo Borja’s “How to Paint When You’re Happy” at Vinyl on Vinyl

Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery presents four new exhibits on Thursday, Aug. 31. The shows are “Too Old for MTV, Too Young to Die” by Curro Gonzalez and curated by Manuel Ocampo, “Unknown Quantity” by Bato, “Proof of Presence” by Erick Encinares, and “How to Paint When You’re Happy” by Miguel Paulo Borja. Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery is located at 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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“The Arm” Artist Talk

“The Arm,” an exhibition by Lesley-Anne Cao, a visual artist, and Itos Ledesma, former frontman of grunge band Yūrei, will be discussing their works at the show’s Artist Talk on Friday, Sept. 1. The exhibit runs until Sept. 2 at 98B COLLABoratory MEZ 2, First United Building, 413 Escolta Street, Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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Jill Paz’s “The Past is a Foreign Country”

Jill Paz’s first solo exhibition in the Philippines opens on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Archivo 1984, which will also serve as the gallery’s inaugural exhibition in their new space. “The Past is a Foreign Country” revolves around “images as object survivors of the past,” and a reinterpretation of ‘memory’, an underlying theme of the show, to further examine a cultural loss that the artist had experienced.

The exhibition runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 20 at Archivo 1984, Pasillo 18, La Fuerza Compound, Chino Roces Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Open Doors: A New Space for Contemporary Art

1335MABINI opens their new exhibition space on Sept. 1 at Karrivin Plaza, Makati. Works by Poklong Anding, Ernest Concepcion, Kiri Dalena, Tad Ermitano, Soun Hong, Miggy Inumerable, Ian Jaucian, Manny Montelibano, Peter Moosgaard, Indy Paredes, Yoshinori Niwa, Issay Rodriguez, Mark Salvatus, and Dexter Sy, among others, will be featured. The new space is an extension of 1335MABINI’s base in Casa Tesoro, Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.
 

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“Endemic” by Wesley Valenzuela, “A Break/A Line/A Fold” by Kadin Tiu, “New Departure” by Renato Barja Jr.

Blanc Gallery presents “Endemic” by Wesley Valenzuela, and “A Break/A Line/A Fold” and “New Departure” by Renato Barja Jr. The show opens on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Blanc Gallery, 145 Katipunan Ave., St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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“Sheer” at Eskinita Art Gallery

Opening on Saturday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m. at Eskinita Art Gallery is “Sheer,” an all ladies exhibition focusing on a common medium: paper. The show features works by Annie Concepcion, Allison Wong-David, Lui Gonzales, and Atsuko Yamagata. Eskinita Art Gallery is located at 2/F, Makati Square, Chino Roces Ave., Makati. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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“Order-building”

“Order-building” includes works by Jone Sibugan, Joven Buan, ND Harn, Faye Pamintuan, and Therese Nicole Reyes. The group show opened on Aug. 25 at 1335MABINI, A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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“Apparitions”

Mono8 Gallery opened a group show on Aug. 25, which included the works of Vic Balanon, Ralph Barrientos, Zeus Bascon, Franchesca Casauay, Rico Entico, Lyra Garcellano, Gino Javier, Cocoy Lumbao, Paul Mondok, Kaloy Olavides, Jon Romero, and Tekla Tamoria. Mono8 Gallery is located at 1335 Mabini St., Ground Floor, Ermita, Manila. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

Ending soon

For a list of other ongoing art exhibitions, check out last week’s art hop.