December 22, 2010

Stretching Our Hands Out! (with paint)

Nothing beats the good feeling of getting noticed about what you did. We've read much of them, happily went through all the articles that came out, and we are very thankful for those who take a bit of their day's busy schedule. But this one from Katrina Stuart Santiago's Pilipinas Street Plan exhibit blows the place apart, posted at GMANews.TV brought us to realization how valuable our contribution at Lopez Museum's Extensions show. Maybe it's just so happened that there's a little contrast in between the institutions mentioned (not aware of its political history) that made our minds up and write this post. In a contrary, maybe we didn't "blow the place apart" literally, but somehow build a bridge stretching our hands out (with paint) reaching both ends.

Katrina Stuart Santiago quoted us: "In fact, Pilipinas Street Plan seems to be changing the landscape of our lives. And it does so by taking your breath away and blowing your mind apart, all at the same time."

And for us the following lines made us feel very grateful: "This generosity is clear in Pilipinas Street Plan’s work here. It’s also what reverberates through the halls of the Lopez Museum. Right here, we see where the great hope for revolt in Philippine art lies. It lies in the hands of those who are nameless. It’s in the imagination of those who want to change the way we consume art and live on our streets. It’s in the minds of those who rethink our politics for us, in big bright colors and the strangest of images."

Read the full article here:

Extensions runs until April 20, 2011 at the Lopez Museum, G/F Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Contact them at 02 - 6312417 and 6359545.