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Art interrupted with Lopez Museum’s Open Ends exhibit

OPEN ENDS highlights a collection of rarely seen studies, sketches, and unfinished paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo together with the contemporary works of guest artists Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Toym Imao and Riel Hilario.

Often overshadowed by the higher-profiled Juan Luna, Hidalgo’s works reflect his quieter temperament, of an artist that is often only spoken of when referring to the tandem.

One of Hidalgo’s sketches.

Preview of Open Ends Exhibit

Anchored on Hidalgo’s pieces, contemporary artist Christina “Ling” Quisumbing Ramilo assembled an archive of her own practice and collections. Her major piece is the architectural plan and maquette of Passage, a public installation in the University of the Philippines which was a reconstruction of the university’s Main Library’s demolished covered walkway.

Some art installations are interactive where you can move the pieces around or use one of the pencils to sketch on the spot.



Trapo (woven rugs or mats), pencils, old picture frames and used sandpaper as art pieces.

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The works of UP Art History major Riel Hilario attests to the craftsmanship he got from his training in the art of santo-making and woodcarving at a young age, employed in creating a different brand of mysticism. His concepts come from his dreams.

"It was a paradisical state: the body was allowed to be a body."
“It was a paradisical state: the body was allowed to be a body.”
Inspired by Madonna and Child
This needs to be displayed near the entrance.
This needs to be displayed near the entrance.


Wonderful sculptures from Toym Imao shows the fusion of his affinity for history and works these narratives into a unique visual perspective that are attempts in accuracy and creativity.

One of his works is the scale model of the Philippine Commonwealth Monument featuring key figures and turning points that defined the era of 1935 to 1946. It includes Manuel L. Quezon, Sergio Osmena, Manuel Roxas, Jose P. Laurel and Jose Abad Santos, among others.

Diorama sculpture of Filipino farmers helping the American jeep to cross the muddy road by Toym Imao.

Pieces from the permanent collection of the Lopez Museum and Library are also integral to the show: Juan Luna’s iconic España y Filipinas, unfinished correspondences captured in Jose Rizal’s careful handwriting and beautifully bound and printed novenas or prayer booklets.

An antithesis to the notion of showcasing an artist’s best and finished works, Open Ends explores the different stages of artistic creation that will certainly inspire other artists. As an exhibit visitor, it reminded me to see the beauty in any season.

Open Ends is presented with support from Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. The Public Programs for the exhibition is sponsored by Gourmet Farms Inc.  The exhibition will run from August 22 to December 23, 2015. For more information, call Tina at 631 2417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.

Lopez Museum and Library

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