The Philippine Pavilion exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale titled “Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City” opens at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City 4 p.m. tomorrow and will run until March 28.
The opening day features a lecture with the curators, artists andarchitects intended to initiate a discussion on the future of the country as it continues to build towns and cities, a press release from organizers said.
The public is invited to be part of the lecture and discussions, it added.
Muhon had a homecoming of the exhibit from its run in Venice, Italy in2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. Negros is the first province where the Muhon regional tour begins; its next destination will be Mindanao, the press release said.
Chairman,VirgilioAlmario, of theNational Commission for Culture and the Artssaid “Our commitment is that all those interested in seeing the exhibition will get chance to be partof it. If they cannot go because of distance, we bring it to them. It is important that people from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are able to see the Muhon and participate, not just by seeing the exhibition but also analyzing the realities it presents and reflecting on it in a critical way.”
Muhon's curatorial team is composed of SudarshanKhadka Jr., Juan
Paolo de la Cruz and Leandro Locsin Jr., of Leandro V. Locsin Partners.
The architects featured in the Philippine Pavilion are Eduardo Calma,
LIMA Architecture, MañosaandCompany Inc., 8x8 Design Studio Co., C|S Design Consultancy Inc., and Jorge Yulo. They are joined by contemporary visual artists PoklongAnading, Tad Ermitaño and Mark Salvatus, the press release added.*
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