This April at Yuchengco Museum

Art never fails to amaze and move us. It is always there to help us sharpen our views on life and its many aspects.

If you wish to fill your life with more art this April, make sure to visit Yuchengco Museum in Makati City. In fact, you can participate in the following events:

Rediscovering Binondo Part 2 – Tea with Tinio

April 7, 2018 (Saturday)

Mr. Martin “Sonny” Tinio Jr. will be discussing Binondo 1850-1900 as well as the Luna and Rizal families.

Tea with Tinio

Young Artists Studio Summer Workshops

Throughout April and May, art workshops will be conducted at the Yuchengco Museum.


Consonant Forms, Resonant Practice (Exhibit)

Consonant Forms, Resonant Practice opened at the Yuchengco Museum last 17 March 2018, Saturday 5PM. Winning works by women artists Ivi Avellana Cosio, Nona Garcia, Ambie Abaño, Marina Cruz, Joy Mallari, and Abi Dionisio from the Philippine Art Awards and the ASEAN Art Awards will be shown together with older and more recent pieces. Mrs. Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero graced us with her presence as she opened the exhibit with the women artists.

“Baju” by Ivi Avellana-Cosio (Jurors’ Choice, Philippine Art Awards 1997)
embroidered landscape of my mothers life
“Embroidered Landscape of My Mother’s Life” by Marina Cruz (Grand Prize, Philippine Art Awards 2008)

The Philippine Art Awards has redefined art competitions in the local context – doing away with fine arts categories to allow a breadth of visual mediums, organising cross-regional competitions, and initiating workshops on contemporary art. It has propelled the career of many artists and undoubtedly helped refine our approaches to both the production and reception of art.

mawalang galang po
“Mawalang Galang Po” by Joy Mallari (Jurors’ Choice, Philippine Art Awards 2000)
reverberating murmurs in the gaze
“Reverberating Murmurs In The Gaze” by Ambie Abaño (Grand Prize, Philippine Art Awards 2006)

The works in the exhibition share specific subject matter and themes: the body, places and vistas, and objects that allow reflection. Several of the images while rendered realistically, speak to the nature of reality itself.

see saw
“See Saw” by Nona Garcia (Jurors’ Choice, Philippine Art Awards 2000; Grand Prize, Asean Art Awards 2000)
through troubled water for high time and love
“Through Troubled Water, For High Times and Love” by Abi Dionisio (Award of Merit, Philippine Art Awards 2016)

Consonant Forms, Resonant Practice reflects on art competitions and women’s participation in them. While competitions like the PAA and the ASEAN Art Awards have been instrumental to the careers of many artists, they are not the main arenas where women artists develop their artistic visions. The exhibition argues for a wider latitude of art making for women artists. The works can be viewed at the Cone Room, the Bridgeway Foyer and Gallery at the museum’s third floor until 28 April 2018.

Yuchengco Museum

RCBC Plaza
Corner Ayala & Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenues
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1200
(+632) 889.1234 (+632) 887.5144 fax



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