Arts & Culture
Cultural heritage is an expression of the soul of a people. Manifested through the likes of arts, including craft, fine art, music, performance, folklore and dance, it is a reflection of who we are and what we believe in. The Lopez Group supports arts and culture with a vision of strengthening national pride and consciousness toward nation building.
Fostering Arts & Culture, The Lopez Way.
What Do I Say to a Giant
Quijano de Manila, Nick Joaquin’s nom de plume, made unparalleled contributions in the field of journalism early on as a proof reader, and later, as a writer, contributor and editor of numerous dailies, magazines and other publications. Within his long and fruitful career, Quijano’s brand of reportage and distinct mentorship are remembered by the multi-generational publics that interacted with the man and those who read his words.
What do I say to a giant is a nod to the indelible mark he left in Philippine Journalism and Literature. This exhibit strives to (re)introduce Quijano’s works in conversation with works of Marc Gaba and Teaching Exhibitions alongside tangents that will meaningfully engage present contexts. The exhibition is curated by Thea Garing.
What do I say to a giant is part of Lopez Museum and Library’s program The Artist Turns a Century that commemorates the centennial of two brilliant minds in the field of arts and letters this year. One is Cesar Legaspi, National Artist for Visual Arts and the other, Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature.
The Given Order and What do I say to a Giant will run from 22 August – 29 November 2017 at the Lopez Museum and Library.
Lopez Museum and Library is the oldest privately owned and publicly accessible museum and library in the Philippines. Inaugurated in 1960, the institution carries a collection spanning 600 years of Arts and letters from 19th century works by Filipino master artists Juan Luna and Felix Hidalgo, to a large collection of Rizaliana materials and 30,000 titles in its expanding library catalogue. The Lopez Museum and Library strives to follow through the vision of its founder, Eugenio Lopez, Sr., of furthering historical continuity and prevailing relevance to an ever widening audience of Philippine culture and history.