In this issue:

JOIE DE VIE
FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
PASSION & COMPASSION: A COLLECTOR'S VIEW
ANNTIU.ALCHEMY EXTENDED
BINONDO: PRIDE OF PLACE EXTENDED
COMING SOON:
SULU: BEYOND THE CURRENT
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JOIE DE VIE

Mark Perry Sibug,
A Family Tree
Dragon Gallery
May 20 — June 10


Celebrate the joy of living through art. Opening on May 20, Joie de Vie (Joy of Life) showcases winning pieces from the Guild of Philippine Jewellers' 2007 jewelry design competition. Each jewelry masterpiece showcases contemporary design that speaks of the sweetest pleasures and sees the beauty of the everyday.

The range of adornments on display includes rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and earrings. The captivating creations were rendered by professional and non-professional designers alike, as well as student designers. The prize-winning pieces were selected based on their aesthetic and visual impact, interpretation of the theme, and wearability.

FROM OUR BOOKS & GIFTS CORNER:
PASSION & COMPASSION: A COLLECTOR'S VIEW
By Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia

38 x 30.5 cm, 72 pages, Full color, Softbound

PhP 1,500

A visual and intellectual delight for abstract art enthusiasts, Passion & Compassion features Dr. Leovino Ma. Garcia's collection of one of the country's leading exponents of abstract art, Lao Lianben. The book captures Lao's unique approach to painting—the elimination of the inessential—as he creates works that reveal more with less. Austere images of Lao's paintings grace each page, provoking one's imagination and reflection. A Philosophy professor and former Dean of Ateneo de Manila University's School of Humanities, Garcia shares his insights as a Lao collector and offers advice on appreciating abstract art's means of presenting reality.

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ANNTIU.ALCHEMY EXTENDED

Copper and gold fern
brooches
Cone Room
Extended until June 10


The unique opportunity to see the handcrafted jewelry of Tsinoy jewelry and furniture designer Ann Tiukinhoy Pamintuan has been extended until June 10.

AnnTiu.Alchemy is a spectacular exhibit of over 250 pieces of nature-inspired jewelry creations which straddle between fine and fashion jewelry. The show includes earrings, rings, brooches, bangles, necklaces, and belts, as well as Pamintuan's award-winning furniture. The self-taught artist-designer uses leaves, roots, vines, and flowers gilded in copper, silver, and gold in her works. AnnTiu.Alchemy reveals the force of Pamintuan's intuition and how it can give rise to the potent and spare elegance of her designs.

Jewelry pieces, sculpture, and furniture on exhibit are on sale. Jewelry prices range from PhP 1,000 to PhP 40,000, depending on the material and design. Proceeds from the sale of the collection will fund the museum's traveling exhibits and education programs.

BINONDO: PRIDE OF PLACE EXTENDED

Binondo Church, 1905
Bridgeway Gallery
Extended until June 30


The popular exhibit of rare maps, prints, and photographs of Manila's Chinatown has been extended for seven weeks until the end of June. Titled Binondo: Pride of Place, the exhibit juxtaposes old and new memories of Binondo, taking a glimpse at the district's historic past and sharing insights into contemporary images of the Chinese quarter.

Binondo provides an interesting look at the culture of a small borough within the big city. With its labyrinth of narrow streets, storehouses, and shops, Binondo unravels an ongoing history where tradition and modernity, heritage and commerce, exist side by side.

COMING SOON:
SULU: BEYOND THE CURRENT
Cone Room, Dragon Gallery, and Alcove Gallery
June 21 — September 23


Of all the places in the Philippines that had early relations with China, Sulu had always been special. The earliest accounts on Sulu are found in Chinese records in the Yuan Dynasty (1278 — 1368) when trade between the Chinese and the inhabitants of Sulu accelerated. After centuries of commercial relations, Chinese culture permeated Sulu.

Sulu: Beyond the Current showcases the art, culture, and lifestyle of the people of Sulu, tracing the archipelago's Chinese roots. Opening on June 21, the exhibit will especially delve on Sulu's ethnolinguistic communities, economic power through maritime trade, and instruments of expanding power and social status.


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