Thursday, April 17, 2014

Witness and experience a carnivalesque collection of painterly artworks made by 24 artists of Filipino and European origin as the Metropolitan Museum of Manila brings you “BRAVE NEW WORLDS: Utopia in Dystopia” in partnership with the Embassy of France in Manila.

Painter Manuel Ocampo, known for capturing pop sub-cultures on his canvasses, curates the show, saying that “in this millennium, we are faced with cataclysmic decline of the environment and societies, and artists have dealt or anticipated this world on the verge of collapse”. Witness Filipino humor mirror its foreign and dystopian counterparts.

Brave New Worlds will feature a variety of contemporary artworks showing parallelisms of practice among artists who struggle to make sense of a society facing moral, ideological, and environmental degradation.

In line with the exhibit, catch French artist Fabrice Hyber and Manuel Ocampo in Manila for a meet-and-greet at the MET on May 21, 2014! French video and film screenings will be on view in May at the METlab.

The exhibition is open to the public on April 26, 2014 and will run until June 2, 2014 at the MET’s Tall Galleries. Visit the MET at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hours are from 10am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sundays and holidays.

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For inquiries please call Sabrina Alday at 708-7828.

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