Yuchengco Museum Introduces ArtWearAble Exhibit Series

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byCassie Cheng

Museum launches its special exhibit series this July with a group show of jewelry and adornment from today’s most renowned sculptors and designers

Contemporary artists see the human body as a canvas for expression as well as for adornment. By creating pieces for the body, such as jewelry, baubles, ornaments, and regalia, they blur the line between functionality and embellishment, storytelling and shock appeal, and design and aesthetics. In line with its direction to feature Design as Art/Art as Design, the Yuchengco Museum is spearheading a series of exhibits entitled ArtWearAble. Opening on July 16, the ArtWearAble series will showcase jewelry and adornment from some of today’s most recognized sculptors and designers.

The ArtWearAble series will highlight artists who not only explore materials and design, but also merge the traditional, ethnic, or elegant with the industrial, recycled, outrageous, and innovative. The result is works of art meant to be worn as daring statements with drama and flair.

The inaugural group exhibit will present expressive fine art and modern jewelry by the country’s most recognized painters, sculptors, designers, and architects. These creative minds seek to elevate body ornamentation such as jewelry to the level of fine art and original design, rather than mere craft or production. The first exhibit in the series includes works by National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz, jeweler Hans Brumann, nationalist sculptor Eduardo Castrillo, architect and sculptor Ramon Orlina, sculptor and Movement 8 designer Ann Pamintuan, glass artist Impy Pilapil, and mixed media and installation artists Michelline Syjuco and Leeroy New.

ArtWearAble will be on view at Yuchengco Museum from July 16 to September 7, 2013. The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (632) 889-1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.


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