Guy Custodio, one of the collaborators of the HOCUS exhibition, will be talking about his work in restorating church ceilings in Bohol and its relation to the HOCUS collection. Joining him are Atty. Mark Evidente, President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS), with a lecture entitled “HOT YAKI-TORRE: A Discussion on Supreme Court decision on Torre de Manila Case”, and Architect Paulo Alcazaren, whose talk “ARROCEROS: Saving Manila’s Last Green Frontier”, will underscore his advocacy as a landscape architect.
The HOCUS exhibition features 32 contemporary paintings that deal with the subject of Patronato Real or Royal Patronage, an arrangement made by the Spanish Monarchy and the Holy See and its ramifications to the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines. These works are the outcome of the teamwork between lawyer and historian Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr., and artist-conservator Guy Custodio, engaging viewers to look and read the paintings like books as these are current vignettes of Philippine history presented allegorically. Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta curated this exhibition that marks her return to the National Museum where she was formerly its Director.
This lecture is free and open to the public, however participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve seats. Please contact the Fine Arts Division at email@example.com or call (02) 527-1219.
The HOCUS Exhibition is on view at Gallery XXI until October 29, 2017. The National Museum of Fine Arts is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission to the museum is free of charge. For more information, please see the About section of this FB page.
Poster by Ceres Canilao/NM Fine Arts Division.
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