2018 EXHIBITIONS
 

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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON LIVING ARCHITECTURE
AT THE VARGAS MUSEUM

February 3 to April 7, 2018
UP VARGAS MUSEUM

Free Admission
Open to the Public
 

A highly visual exhibition tracing the journey of living architecture from the pioneers of organic architecture, to the enlivening of modernism, to contemporary worldwide expressions, provoking questions about its current and future significance in this age of digitally driven design.  Curated by Pieter van der Ree and commissioned by Iona Stichting foundation based in the Netherlands, this rare exhibition tours the English speaking world for the first time, coming to Vargas Museum in Manila in February 2018 after its successful launch at Ayala Museum in August 2017.


 

OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS
FOR THE LIVING ARCHITECTURE PROJECT


FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 31, 2018
1F GALLERIES, VARGAS MUSEUM
 

The proposed outdoor interventions of Junyee and Indy Paredes for the Living Architecture project will enhance the discourse and experience of the exhibition. Junyee proposes an interactive experience in relation to the bamboo structure of Fuminori Nousaku (in collaboration with Rosario Encarnacion-Tan) and Indy Paredes will produce structures that allude to the social issues surrounding architecture. In other words, the propositions will flesh out the aspect and the character of the 'living' in the theme of the exhibition.

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Junyee

Junyee responds to the space in front of the Vargas Museum by creating a passage from the street, consisting of thickets made from bamboo and other natural materials. It is meant to offer an experience for those who will pass through from clearing through a tunnel-canopy and finally to the museum.

 
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Indy Paredes

Indy Paredes's work encapsulates the spontaneous yet sturdy architecture style of Filipinos. The beauty of our construction is in the irony of unawarely exposing the processes of construction in the final output and not hiding them for aesthetic purposes. This work will have a parasitic relationship with the museum building while it mutually shares some structure components like columns, posts and stairs. At night, the structures will provide light.

Tiyad (Tiptoe) features how Filipinos aim to blend and adapt with nature. The structure shyly tiptoes in a place where it does not aesthetically blend, physically giving way to people. With its humility, the structure unconsciously stands tall.


 

ARTKITEKTURA EXHIBIT ENCOUNTERS III
AT THE VARGAS MUSEUM


March 24, Saturday, 3-5PM
UP Vargas Museum, 1F West Wing Gallery

Free Admission
Open to the Public

Provisional certificates of attendance will be provided for CPD self-directed accreditation.

 

VARGAS CONVERSATIONS: HOW CAN WE MAKE OUR CITIES MORE HUMAN?

Vargas Museum and Artkitektura Exhibit Encounters present Vargas Conversations: How can we make our cities more human? This is the educational component of the Living Architecture Exhibition currently on view at the museum.
Dealing with the problems of the Philippines means making sense of its cities. Half of all Filipinos live in 143 cities across the archipelago. This will increase to 84 percent by 2050, with more and more rural citizens trooping to Metro Manila, Cebu and other regional centers in search of the proverbial better life. However, many of the nation’s fundamental challenges are embedded in its streets and buildings, in the urban fabric of our communities.
Hazards caused by nature and humans aside, all urban structures are shaped by human choices over time, individually and collectively. The state of our cities and their infrastructure is just a reflection of social realities. All architecture and urban design reference certain social values and ideas, in the same way that our built environment affects us in different ways, whether consciously or unconsciously.
How can we make our cities more human?
Join contemporary artist Indy Paredes and urban experts at the Living Architecture Exhibition, as we discuss housing, metropolitanization, transit-oriented development, and the role of technical professionals (architects/planners/engineers) in helping poor communities.

Programme

2PM
2:30PM
3PM
3:20PM
3:40PM
4PM
4:20PM

Registration
Guided Tour
Lecture from Indy Paredes
Lecture from Prof. José Edgardo Gomez Jr.
Lecture from Prof. Mark Anthony Morales
Lecture from Prof. Faith Varona
Forum

 

 

ARTKITEKTURA EXHIBIT ENCOUNTERS II
AT THE VARGAS MUSEUM


March 10, Saturday, 2.30-5PM
UP Vargas Museum

Cost: P600 regular| P300 students inclusive of museum entrance and materials
NO. OF PARTICIPANTS:  20

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FORM AND METAMORPHOSIS
Workshop leader: Reimon Gutierrez

An experiential workshop in clay following Rudolf Steiner’s indications on Dynamic Forms in Architecture.
In this workshop participants will use clay to experience Steiner’s lecture on the architecture of inner movement.  Participants will be tasked to create various clay forms, starting with a sphere and ending with an individual expression of the dynamic balance of the inner and outer movement.

Programme

Registration
A guided tour of the Living Architecture Exhibit
Workshop
 

2PM
2:30PM
3PM-5PM  


 

ARTKITEKTURA EXHIBIT ENCOUNTERS I
AT THE VARGAS MUSEUM


February 28, Wednesday, 2.30-5PM
UP Vargas Museum

Cost: P30 (Museum Entrance)

 

FROM NATURE TO ARCHITECTURE: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
Speaker: Ar. Choie Funk

The story of Gaudi’s life speaks of the mystery of all genius that man could be endowed with, as 'how powerful is the human spirit'. Coupling this notion with that particular era during which he was born, Gaudi’s whole work was an expression of a period. The Basilica della Sagrada Familia, as with his other works, spans realities of the 19th century straight through to the 21st, as we expect its finish in 2026.
Experiencing Barcelona is being allowed into the juxtaposition of the distinct, often contradictory, but nevertheless meaningful elements in the genius of Gaudi’s organic architecture. His diversity among the other architectural giants that blended nature into their works, often using it as a springboard, is that Gaudi’s personality resided in “his innate ability to discover, reveal and recreate an entire universe” (p. 22, “Gaudi” by Juan-Eduardo Cirlot, 2015).
This talk is a personal journey into a deeper understanding of Gaudi’s magnificent ability to use architecture as a footstool, thus lifting his humanity to a Divinity and reflect a fullfilment of desires that rest in the innermost depths of his whole being.

Programme

Registration
Guided tour of the Living Architecture Exhibit
Lecture from Ar. Choie Funk

2PM
2:30PM
3PM-5PM                  


 
 Winner: Rebirth and Reintegration by Waywaya 'Aya' Lowe

Winner: Rebirth and Reintegration by Waywaya 'Aya' Lowe

'Create Great Cities' exhibition

FebRUARY 3-28, 2018
Areté, Ateneo de Manila University
3/F George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing


As part of the ARTKITEKTURA Festival of Architecture and the Arts, Areté hosts Create Great Cities, an exhibition of works from a photo essay competition organized by the British Council and the British Embassy. Over 100 amateur and professional photographers from the Philippines participated. 
Create Great Cities engages the public and asks what kind of city we would like to create for ourselves today and for generations to come. The collection in Areté features the work of three finalists and the winner.
https://www.britishcouncil.ph/programmes/arts/visual/create-great-cities

 
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