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Philippine themed exhibits, programs

Schedule courtesy of UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

October 14, 2009 – February 8, 2010

Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire: Visions of the Filipina
Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 449-2742
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guest Curators: Pearlie Rose Baluyut and Agnes Bertiz

Admission: $9 for General Admission, $7 for Students and Seniors, Free for Children Ages 11 and Under, Free for Members, Free to All Visitors on the Fourth Friday of the Month

The second in a series of experimental, community-driven exhibits, Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire: Visions of the Filipina explores the canonical images of the early to mid 20th-century Filipina as civilized and wild. Through textiles and photography, this exhibition addresses two key performative issues: the fashioning of domesticity and the weaving of desire. It will problematize the body as a (dis)embodied landscape activated by the braided contexts of colonialism and democracy.

SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITION PROGRAMS (free with museum admission)

Saturday, October 31, 2:00 pm. Lecture by curator Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut: "The (Dis)Embodied Filipina: Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire."

Saturday, November 21, 2:00 pm. Curator's Tour. An inside look at the exhibition with curator Agnes A. Bertiz.

Saturday, December 5, 2:00 pm. Spoken Word and Performance moderated by poet and writer Irene Soriano Brightman. Bi-lingual (English and Tagalog) poetry and prose readings and performances on/by women.

Saturday, January 30, 2:00 pm. Film Screening: "Memories of a Forgotten War" (2002) by Sari Lluch Dalena and Camilla Benolirao Griggers. "Memories of a Forgotten War" is a documentary on the Philippine-American War of 1899. The film's co-director Camilla Benolirao Griggers will be on hand to answer questions following the screening.

Saturday, February 6, 12:00-4:00 pm. Free Family Festival. Celebrate the Philippines with dance, music, demonstrations, performances, hands-on activities, and more!

Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, November 21, 2009

Humanities [Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia] Art Exhibit
with Artists Ben Cabrera, Ahmad Zakii Anwar & Putu Sutawijaya

Andrewshire Gallery in Los Angeles is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Opening Night: Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
3850 Wilshire Blvd #107 (near Western)
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389 2601
Website: http://andrewshiregallery.com/

This October, AndrewShire Gallery brings a group of Southeast Asia's most highly acclaimed painters to Los Angeles for the first time. Southeast Asia has long been recognized by the international art community as a vital and unique hub in global contemporary art practice. In the past few years, contemporary Southeast Asian art has also rapidly gained an international following in the market. The exhibition Humanities introduces the work of Ben Cabrera, Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Putu Sutawijaya. These three artists come from three different countries and three different generations of artists, yet all have achieved broad acclaim through the Southeast Asian region, leading the way in figurative painting.

Ben Cabrera, or 'Bencab', as he is better known, is one of the youngest artists to be recognized as a National Artist of the Philippines, a rare and prestigious accolade. Born in 1942 in the Philippines, Bencab emerged as a fresh and powerful force in the Social Realist movement which dominated Filipino art in 1970s and 1980s, moving on to become one of the Philippines' most esteemed figurative artists.

Ahmad Zakii Anwar was born in 1955 in Johor, Malaysia, began exhibiting in the 1990s in Malaysia, and has gone on to carve out a formidable reputation throughout the region and beyond, holding successful exhibitions in Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong and New York.

Putu Sutawijaya, a Balinese artist based in Yogyakarta, was born in 1971, and is a leading light within a fast-rising generation of contemporary Indonesian artists.

The body has many different aspects and meanings in Southeast Asian cultures, ancient, historical and modern, which inform and enrich the practice of figurative art in the region. The exhibition Humanities investigates the different ways in which three major artists explore the human body as a central theme of their artistic vision. Drawing from international, eastern and regional figurative art traditions, Bencab, Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Putu Sutawijaya have each created a powerful physical language in their painting. In their work with the human body, we find theatre and spirituality, struggle and harmony between the inner and cyclical forces of life.

Dionesio C. Grava - Part-time community journalist based in Los Angeles and editorial writer at Forum Asia.

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