It feels as if we’re back to the year 2020, now that the country is on strict quarantine again with a crazy curfew that’s quite a challenge to adjust around with (since I got used to the daily walks toward night time) Anyway, here’s my visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design several weeks ago, glad I was able to before the lock down! I actually kinda saw that coming (my prophetic eye was in the works!) This art visit, though a private one, reminded me of the last time I was at the National Art Gallery in Malaysia, the last overseas trip I’ve ever had before border restrictions kicked in. Walking in a huge space, looking at art. This time around however, my friend, Bibi was discussing details about every series, some I was able to guess, and some quite surprised me. See you soon!
Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The National Gallery in Kuala Lumpur is an old soul revealing ancient and modern technology, traditional, and contemporary art. I got that supernatural and eerie vibe that I usually pick from museums- but this one has an intensity to it. An ongoing show was dark as hell, I couldn’t take photos of some of the works, because I knew they’re going to haunt me in the Philippines. I’m still hearing the background sound reverberating, to be honest, they’re more vivid than the visuals- if not for these photos I took.
The Spectre of Comparison is an exhibition which represented the Philippine Pavilion in 2017 at the 57th Venice Art Biennale. It exhibited works by Filipino artists, Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo that proposed ways to reexamine nationalism and identity notions. ❤ For inquiries about my artworks, DM via IG: @lheanstorm
I have more photos to show here, but my computer has given up. I’m typing through my mobile phone- which works faster than the former. Technology is amazing. Anyway, as I was saying, while I was in the museum, I got that eerie vibe from watching these ancient pieces and images (to be added later) you sometimes see in horror films- the headless mannequins didn’t help my wild imagination. It was all creepy walking the empty halls and silent rooms. Despite that, I was amazed of how little I know about our culture or how much I have forgotten. It’s worth braving the scenes and having goosebumps that might be caused by real ghosts. Do visit the museum and enjoy the richness of the Filipino culture. There’s no entry fee. ❤ For inquiries about my artworks, DM via IG: @lheanstorm
National Museum of Natural History Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines A glimpse of what’s inside the National Museum of Natural History. There’s more. Visit the museum and experience it for yourself. Entrance is free! ❤ For inquiries about my artworks, DM via IG: @lheanstorm