Monday, September 22, 2014


5 Curators and 208 artworks all for a benefit exhibition is the essence behind MET OPEN 2014.  Ongoing at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila along Roxas Boulevard,  contemporary art of both old and new create a brilliant and outstanding tapestry of a genre currently spotlighting the local landscape. The MET OPEN seeks to promote a better understanding of past, current and evolving themes etc significantly relevant and existent in the local art scene today.  From the 520 entries only the exhibited art pieces made the cut.  Abstraction, painting, seriality, pop culture, myth and symbolism were the themes in a glorious display of two-dimensional artworks, sculptures with installation performance, photography, video and ceramics.  
At the second floor of the museum is the MET's Upper Galleries "The Philippine Contemporary:  To Scale the Past and the Possible-over 200 artworks drawing chronological and current references from the survey exhibition.  
A must-go and see to everyone, the outstanding showcase of contemporary art in the Philippines is inspirational and optimistic of the best that's yet to come.

By Lor Calma.

By Nestor Vinluan.

By Lor Calma.

By Eduardo Castrillo.

By Napoleon Abueva.

By Maria Taniguchi.

By Lani Maestro.

A closer look at the wall.

By Lee Roy New

By Paolo Vinluan.

The author.

Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, 1004 Philippines. Museum hours is 10am-530pm. Visit

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