Vintage Meets Novelty at The Picasso

Coming from a busy morning from an art fair, we decided to go to The Picasso afterwards and watch Wes Anderson films being shown that day. I didn’t really notice if anyone from our group asked where the filmshowing is being held from any of the staff at the lobby (since I was a bit preoccupied), but I was just going with the flow. Next thing I knew we were riding the elevator and ended up in a gallery – the Altro Mondo. I think we assumed it will be held at the gallery since we’ve learned of it from their booth at the art fair. Anyway, it was a pleasant suprise to learn that there is an exhibit ongoing by Melanie Gritzka del Villar. It’s entitled Hanging By A Thread. And here are some of her works.

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The artist has developed a unique technique of transferring printed images onto gel mediums.

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Do stop by and visit Hanging By A Thread – An Art Exhibition of the Works of Melanie Gritzka del Villar

Exhibition Run: 23 March to 24 April 2016, at the Altro Mondo at The Picasso

After the exhibit, we then proceeded to the hotel’s function room. Being shown at that time is Moonrise Kingdom, a coming-of-age film described as “eccentric, pubescent love story”. I was kind of hoping it was The Grand Budapest Hotel. But this one works just fine. I was more concerned about being able to get some rest and shelter from the heat, anyways. Looking back however, I realized we could’ve skipped some of the movies since we were the only ones watching at the time 😛

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Somebody’s sitting pretty 😛

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Art In The Park 2016

It was a hot Sunday morning, the day we visited Art In The Park – a once in a year event that features affordable art held at the Salcedo Park in Makati. But it was a good day to take pictures – clear and full of sunshine. I would strongly suggest though, that one wear or bring some kind of protective covering, like a hat or umbrella, and sunscreen, especially if you intend to visit between morning to late afternoon.

This event is sort of like a one-stop shop of your favorite artworks and artists. One would surely enjoy the variety of art on display here.

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My friend was able to buy her very first art piece by the artist Isagani Fuentes, called “Structures”.

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I had to admit that due to the volume of artwork in this place, I find curating, or the tagging/labeling of the pieces correctly (like to which artist, what title, from which gallery, and what not) to be a little daunting. So, maybe you can just scroll away and enjoy the photos for now 😀

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Meet MENTO 😛

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It seems like Instaroid prints are becoming an “in” thing in events these days. There is one available here as well, sponsored by a known telco, where you can stick two of the printed photos to the metal sculpture displayed near the entrance of the park. They printed two pairs, so the other two you can keep for yourself.

There are also food stalls in the venue in case you get hungry (which you will) during your visit.

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We were supposed to be joined by another friend with his dog. Unfortunately, the park doesn’t allow this cute bundle of fur inside, so we just had to meet them at the entrance. Aaawww…

Guys, meet Stella 😀

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After some time, we were feeling tired and exhausted and was thinking of freshening up somewhere indoors. Incidentally, we’ve learned from the Altro Mondo Gallery’s booth that there is a showing of Wes Anderson films happening at The Picasso Residences nearby. So off we went. Unbeknownst to us however, another surprise is waiting. But, I’m gonna have to leave you hanging on the details for now, as it is yet for the next blog entry 😀