• MET exhibit highlights black humor and dystopic elements

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    Untitled by Romeo Lee (oil on canvas 41 x 35.5 inches, 2014)

    Untitled by Romeo Lee (oil on canvas 41 x 35.5 inches, 2014)

    Brave New Worlds: My Utopia,Your Dystopia is an exhibition that shows   a convergence of Filipino and foreign visual artists with heavy themes on  black humor and dystopic elements  present in the heavily urbanized culture of today. Curated by Filipino painter Manuel Ocampo, he develops this exhibition by featuring at least 20 artists who has shown a particular rising presence in the turn of the 21st century.

    Included in this exhibition are French artists such as Damien Deroubaix, a writer and painter known for his violent images usually containing grotesque monster figures and graphics; Hervé de Rosa, who’s known for his works on vibrant and unique characters reflect his love for a low-brow, or “kitsch” art style; Myriam Mechita, a teacher and   artist who makes use of common objects like pearls, embroidery, and sequins to assemble contradictory images; and Fabrice Hyber, who accumulates his philosophical ideas on ecology and society and propagates it in his drawings, paintings, and even installations.

    ‘Kingdom Come’ by The Weather Bureau

    ‘Kingdom Come’ by The Weather Bureau

     

    The exhibition runs until June 12 at the MET’s Tall Galleries. Visit the MET at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sundays and holidays.
    For inquiries, call Sabrina Alday at   708-7828.

     

    Gerardo Tan’s ‘One for the Road’ (oil on canvas, 137 x 183 cm, 2012)

    Gerardo Tan’s ‘One for the Road’ (oil on canvas, 137 x 183 cm, 2012)

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