I admit, I would never have gone had curator Boots Herrera not borrowed one of my pieces, a favorite one at that. But having seen Iskultura, I would deem it a show
one shouldn’t miss. The exhibit uses the core collection of the De La Salle University Museum, pieces from Wili and Doreen Fernandez, to start off what the exhibit notes call a “sampling of Philippine sculpture” from the 1970s to today. The museum worked with private collectors and artists for the later, mostly small-scale, contemporary pieces. Going around, one can’t help but marvel at how timeless the pieces from the 70s and 80s are, the works of Saprid and Luz and an early Feleo. And what exciting work the sculptors do today, both the relatively young ones just making names for themselves, like Mac Valdezco and Israel Gonzales, and those in
mid-career, like Junyee and Agnes
Check out the photos and let the show speak for itself. The pieces make the slow crawl to Taft Avenue worthwhile.
Iskultura runs from 9 July to 11 December 2009 at The Museum at De La Salle University, 2F Yuchengco Bldg, Taft Ave, Manila. For more information, call (632)524-4611 loc. 368