In this issue:

LEARN MORE ABOUT ZHANGZHOU WARE
THE WORLD IN PAINTING
ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART IN PRINT
FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
ESPIRITU SANTI
COMING SOON:
ANN TIU.ALCHEMY
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LEARN MORE ABOUT ZHANGZHOU WARE

Dish with two ladies

February 9, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Join Rita Ching Tan as she discusses the dramatic times in which ceramics from the Zhangzhou district of Fujian were produced on February 9, Saturday. Tan will also walk the audience through a guided tour of the exhibit Zhangzhou Ware Found in the Philippines: "Swatow" Export Ceramics from Fujian 16th - 17th Century, focusing on the range of techniques, subjects, and motifs seen in the popular Chinese ceramic.

Rita Ching Tan is an independent researcher on Chinese trade wares ranging from the 10th to 17th centuries. President of The Oriental Ceramic Society of the Philippines and curator of the Ceramic Gallery of Bahay Tsinoy, Tan received her Master's degree in Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Free with museum admission. Reservations required. For reservations and details,
call 889-1234.


THE WORLD IN PAINTING

Raafat Ishak, Responses to
an immigration request
from one hundred and
ninety-four governments
(detail Philippines)
Bridgeway Gallery and Foyer
Ongoing until February 13


Presented in cooperation with the Australian Embassy, The World in Painting is an international touring exhibit of contemporary Australian art offering perspective into how Australian artists, from different generations and locations, are painting their worlds.

Curated by Zara Stanhope, Senior Curator and Deputy Director of the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, Australia, the exhibit brings together recent works by eight of Australia's most distinguished painters. From domestic interiors to dream-like landscapes, their works present visions of their worlds on canvas that are at the same time highly unique and universally acceptable. They employ painting to represent ideas and narratives of our culture, and to challenge the role of art as a transmitter of representation, preferring to leave meanings open and potential.

ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART IN PRINT

Wilson Shieh, Lady
Alcove Gallery
Ongoing until July

On your next visit, be sure to check out Asian Contemporary Art in Print, an exhibit of nine new prints from leading Asian artists working in Asia, the US, and Europe. The prints are from a limited edition portfolio published by Asia Society in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2006.

Asian Contemporary Art in Print reflects the diverse range of art practices in contemporary art. The techniques presented in the exhibit include lithography, silkscreen, embossing, sketching, and wood block. The artists featured were hand-picked by Melissa Chiu, Asia Society's Museum Director and Curator of Contemporary Art.

FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
ESPIRITU SANTI: THE STRANGER LIFE
AND EVEN STRANGER LEGACY OF SANTIAGO BOSE
Edited by Krip Yuson

30.5 x 38 cm, 180 pages, Soft cover
Published by Water Dragon
PhP 800

Espiritu Santi is a tribute anthology on the life and art of Santiago "Santi" Bose, an acclaimed, avant-garde artist-writer who passed away in 2002 at the age of 53. Printed in a large format to capture this larger-than-life man, the book is filled with essays on Santi's personal and artistic life, writing and poetry by Santi, and dozens of photos of the artist-writer. Mostly in black and white, the book includes a nine-page color folio of Santi's artwork and installations. Words and images from the artist and his allies, critics, wife and daughter, lovers, and disciples are sent sprawling by designer Ed Cabagnot into a warm quilt of collective memory. Espiritu Santi is perfect for anyone intrigued by "The Bad Boy of Philippine Art" or the Baguio art scene, or those who adore strikingly designed books.

Visit our Books & Gifts Corner or call us at 889-1234 for more titles.

COMING SOON:
ANN TIU.ALCHEMY
Cone Room
March 1 - May 10


Ann Tiu.Alchemy marks the formal launch of internationally acclaimed designer and Movement 8 member Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan's jewelry line. In the hands of the artist, base botanical matter—roots, leaves, flowers, and other small objects of nature—transforms into exquisite, one-of-a-kind gold jewelry.

Open to the public on March 1, the exhibit chronicles Pamintuan's transformative journey as an artist. Alchemy also acknowledges Pamintuan's Chinese roots and how this shapes her artistic sensibility and entrepreneurial skill.


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