Arts & Culture

Cues from the Times: Art and Crisis

Join art scholar and curator Patrick Flores in a timely conversation with artists on how art has consistently reflected on and responded to crisis over time.

Flores draws insights from the works of nine contemporary Filipino artists in the ongoing exhibition Cue from Life Itself: Filipino Artists Transform the Everyday, which opened last February at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and was temporarily closed due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine.

This webinar is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and facilitated by Alliance of Greater Manila Area Museums (AGMAM) for its Museum Online Talk Series, with the support of Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Office of Deputy Speaker and Congresswoman Loren Legarda.

The event will be hosted on Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.

Get to know the speakers:

    Curator Patrick Flores (b. 1969) is a professor at the University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies which he chaired from 1997 to 2003 and is currently the curator of the UP Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center. His extensive body of research and curatorial projects delve into the art historical and postcolonial conditions of the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. Flores was Artistic Director of the Singapore Biennale 2019 and will serve as curator of the Taiwan Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Art Biennale.
    Artist Yason Banal (b. 1972) is an artist who works with video, sculpture, and photography mediated by text and installations traversing seemingly divergent systems. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Film at the University of the Philippines Diliman and his MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths—University of London. His works have been recently exhibited at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Asia Film Archive, SOAS London, and 47 Canal.  He is currently a faculty member of the University of the Philippines Film Institute.
    Artist Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) is an intermedia artist interested in the critical discourse of urban culture and its underlying socio-economic structures. He co-founded 98B COLLABoratory and Load na Dito artist-run spaces which aim ‘to establish convergence with creatives from diverse disciplines together with the general public’. He is a recipient of the 13 Artists Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and has participated in numerous international residencies. Most recently, his works have been presented at the 14th Sharjah Biennale and Brunei Gallery at SOAS University of London.

Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines. Email: Tel.No.: (02) 8708 7828.

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