12 May - 13 June 2017


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UP Vargas Museum, with support from The Drawing Room (Contemporary Art), opens Ged Merino’s and Aze Ong’s exhibition titled "Existence" on May 12. Public reception (which includes a performance by Aze Ong) is on May 24, Wednesday, 6pm at the 1F Galleries.
"Existence" presents the collaboration between Merino’s and Ong’s works that harness the spider’s mythological origins as “creator”. The industrious and meticulous ways the spider crafts its web become the stimuli for tales of deities likened as the weavers of the universe (such as the Grandmother Spider, or Spider Woman), as well as the dispositions reflective of the creativity of Filipinos who thrive in different environments. At the same time, a spider emulates the cycle from birth (conception) to death (transcendence): the emergence of life on earth.


 

To request more information, please send an email to vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph

Video Walkthrough

Click here to watch the video preview of the exhibtion.

Installation Photos

Click here to view the album of installation photos.

Study Guide

Click here to view the study guide of the exhibition.