Saturday, February 02, 2013

pep talk and petiks

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.

~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged



I don't think a museum visit is a proper thing to do when you're supposed to be studying for Poli Law Rev midterms, but sometimes you need to, uhm, shrug. Hehe.

It's easy to fall into the how-little-our-government-cares-for-art-and-culture rant when you see the deplorable state of local museums but yeah, art is art. The mere existence of spaces wherein various expressions of our humanity can be beheld and appreciated is enough to be thankful for. 

Like UP's Vargas Museum. Php20.00 entrance fee to see the on-going exhibits on the first floor as well as the Permanent Collection on the second. Not bad.

The exhibit runs until February 9th

 "All at once, it [MalacaƱang] is a cradle of power, a den of thieves; it is a spectacle, an extravaganza and an embarassment; it is a trap that only the most artful dodgers can rig and escape." ~ Antares Gomez Bartolome, Curator

Sampaguita: Utang Na Loob by Nina Laurel

And I just had to touch it. Pasaway.

Rigodon by Leo Abaya

I wanted to take more pictures but I won't do the artworks justice so huwag na lang. Besides I should really be studying.

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