It’s seen in the criss-cross of our telephone lines and our everyday transport; our monuments and waterways. What makes Manila unique?
The Metropolitan Museum of Manila presents its latest travelling exhibition, MANILA: Hidden in Plain Sight, examining the memory of the city framed in the conditions of a changing urban landscape and culture. This enquiry on Manila’s current phase is presented by eight contemporary artists and their reflection on the physical location and agency of the city’s residents.
Last July 27, 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts) officially launched the exhibit which featured selected pieces from the collection of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and various works by contemporary artists including Leeroy New, Manix Abrera, MM Yu, Dina Gadia, Issay Rodriguez, Denise Weldon, Cocoy Lumbao, and many others. This current installment features artworks on the historic setting of Manila, with structures that shape the city’s perception of heritage and social identity.
MANILA: Hidden in Plain Sight is on view at the Galeriya Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, White Cube Gallery and Open Gallery at the MET until August 26, 2017. It is set to travel to three selected schools in Metro Manila, namely Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Universidad de Manila, and Manila High School in September and October.