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Met presents art talk for Riverscapes INFLUX

riverscapes_metJoin Filipino curator Claro Ramirez Jr., Vietnamese curator Tran Luong, plus participating artists Christina “Goldie” Poblador and Jon Romero from the Philippines, Nguyen The Son from Vietnam, and Sutthirat Supaparinya from Thailand on March 16, 2013, 3 pm at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila as they highlight elements of the exhibition Riverscapes IN FLUX. The show will run from March 15 to April 13, 2013.

Riverscapes IN FLUX is an extensive eco-cultural art project initiated by the Goethe Institut Hanoi. Seventeen artists from six South East Asian countries–Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines–deal with the subject of ecological and cultural change of major river landscapes. Photo series, videos and installations artistically reflect the dramatic changes that the river landscapes and the people living by the streams are currently experiencing. The results are brought together in an exhibition, which opened in April 2012 at the Fine Arts Museum Hanoi and Goethe-Institut Hanoi, and toured through other galleries like the Cactus Contemporary Art at the Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, g23 Art Gallery in Bangkok, and Sa Sa Bassac Gallery in Phnom Penh. On each destination, the exhibition was accompanied by a wide range of activities as film screenings, creative competitions for students, and others.

The project intends to bring the threat on river landscapes and its social and cultural consequences into a new light and to contribute to raise awareness about the ecological and socio-cultural aspects of the environmental changes and the importance of a new, sustainability oriented way of living.

To reserve a complimentary admission to the talk, please call Fralynn Manalo at (02) 708-7829 or (0922) 876-9534 or email fralynnmanalo@metmuseum.ph

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Museum hours are from 10am – 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Visit http://www.metmuseum.ph.

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