Arts & Leisure

Art & Culture (02/26/14)

Posted on February 26, 2014

Mara Red’s acrylic on canvas piece Naughty

MCAD exhibit

THE MUSEUM of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) will open an exhibit entitled Play Studies tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition features installations and performances by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s School of Design and Arts faculty: Mark Antiqueno, Martin de Mesa, Walther Ocampo, Agnes Macasaet, Adriel Pena, Rianne Soriano, Vincent Louie Tan, and Jason Vitorillo. The exhibit will be on view until March 27. MCAD is at the ground floor of the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Campus, 950 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.

Metropolitan Museum exhibit

ON VIEW at the museum is Winter Garden: the Exploration of Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, an exhibit of drawings, paintings and video works of 14 young Japanese artists, which is on view at the MET Tall Galleries until April 1. In conjunction with the show, an Artist’s Talk by Mami Kataoka, chief curator of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, will be held on March 8. Another related event is the Fuyugeshiki Animation Workshop, an intensive two-day animation workshop moderated by the Alcazaren Brothers on March 31 and April 1 at the museum. Interested parties may submit their CV and completed application form (found at to until March 1. Only 20 slots available.

Pinocchio auditions

REPERTORY PHILIPPINES’ Theater for Young Audiences is holding auditions for the title role of Pinocchio. Auditions will be held on March 1, 10 a.m., at the Onstage theater, 2nd floor, Greenbelt One, Ayala Center, Makati City. Auditions are open to boys and girls, 10 to 15 years of age. Girls must be willing to play a boy. Boys older than 15 should be less then five feet tall. Application forms are available at the Rep office and online. Contact Oliver Usison at 843-3570, 550-882 or for details. Pinocchio will run from August to December. Rehearsals will start on June 9 and run from Monday to Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Printmakers show

THE PRINTMAKERS Association of the Philippines will open an exhibit at the German Club of Manila called Traces: Deutscher, on Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. Among the exhibiting artists are Ambie Abano, Pandy Aviado, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Fil Delacruz, Joey Cobcobo and Raul Isidro who reflect on German influences on their art and methodology. The exhibit will run until March 20. The German Club is at the Penthouse, Eurovilla II Bldg., 118 Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Lopez Museum exhibit

RECOGNIZING the complicated relationship of the Philippines with its colonial past, the Lopez Museum presents as its first exhibit for the year, Complicated, in partnership with Tin-Aw Gallery, featuring the work of contemporary artist Leslie de Chavez, together with visual artist Mike Adrao and choreographer and dancer Ea Torrado. The commissioned works of De Chavez, Adrao and Torrado are contextualized amid various collections from the museum’s painting and archival collections and loaned artworks by Juvenal Sanso and contemporary artist Anton del Castillo. Complicated runs until Aug. 2. The Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Meralco cor. Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Blanc exhibit

WORKS by young female artists make up the exhibit called Horse at the Blanc Gallery. The artists are: Mara Red, Gail Vicente, Jacyn Esquillon, Lou Lim, Marija Vicente, and Tanya Villanueva. The gallery is at 145 Katipunan Ave., QC.